STUDENTS’ BEHAVIORS AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF
LIBRARY USE IN THEIR STUDIES
De Vera, G.P.J., Francisco, A.C .T., Gatchalian, K.A.T., Herrera, L.A., & Orate, I.M.C.
A school library is an academic library that supports school programs as well as the teaching and learning processes. School libraries serve students by providing materials to meet their various needs. It has become a place where students can go to and do the things they want to. People learn everything to which they are exposed to. Every student approaches the task of learning or studying differently. Every student has a unique and personal learning style or a preferred channel through which learning comes easily. In this paper, the ethnographers wanted to find out what behaviors students were exhibiting in an academic library when students were using study areas. Did students appear to be engaged while using study areas, or did they use the library as a convenient place to spend time doing other things when they were not in class? In this instance we need to know something about study behaviors, as observed and expressed by students, before we can reasonably quantify the extent of these behaviors and if these support academic engagement or effectiveness. In relation to this, the ethnographers chose the Humanities section of the Miguel de Benavidez library as their field site wherein they used as basis for this paper.
The behaviors exhibited by students that take place in the library study areas may support the main purpose of the library while other behaviors may be otherwise and at odds with the library’s main purpose. The ethnographers deemed that the focus of this paper which is study behaviors is relevant and significant to the attainment of educational success of students. Study behaviors are important for all students to protect investments of time and money and to achieve educational goals.
Scope and Delimitation
In this research paper, the researchers focused...