Academic professionals are regularly called upon to provide and improve upon curricular support. This session will report on a mixed-method research study carried out at Carleton College centered on the question: Are the sources of support the College provides well suited to the work demanded of students and faculty as they make curricular use of visual materials? The results of the study have important implications for the ways in which librarians and other academic professionals can provide curricular support more effectively.
Results of the study include:
• student preferences for study space characteristics
• variations in the ways students seek curricular support based on class year
• faculty-identified desires for and concerns about curricular support
• an inventory of curricular support