Title

International Students' Use of a Library's Media Collection

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Department

Library Services

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the potential benefits to international students provided by the library's foreign films collection at a mid-sized, rural, public university. The literature on international students shows that they often find library services intimidating. However, there is very little literature on the relationship between international students and their use of library collections. Interviews were conducted with international students new to the university, seeking to determine if providing familiar films eases students' transition and acculturation. Although circulation data show that the foreign films are popular, interviews with international students indicated preference for American films to gain cultural confidence.

Publication Title

Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services

DOI

10.1080/14649055.2012.10766336