Mixed Methods, Mixed Results: A Study of Engagement Among Students Using iPads in Library Instruction

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


The purpose of this study is to explore the value of integrating tablet computers (iPads) into library instruction for first-year composition students. Many librarians and other faculty have reported their initial use of tablets in libraries and other instructional settings; however there is little established evidence that this technology has an effect on student engagement and learning.


Academic librarians; Academic libraries; College students; Tablet computers


Community-Based Research | Education | Higher Education | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science


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