“It Feels Like You’re the Only One”: Native American Students and the Academic Library
How well are academic libraries meeting the needs of Native American students? This session will present findings from interviews with Native American undergraduate students at one university about their library experiences, perceptions, and needs. Through in-depth interviews exploring issues related to library services, space, and culture, Native American students shared their perspectives on the academic library. Findings identify some issues facing Native American students in academic libraries as well as ways to improve libraries to better serve Native American students. This session will also explore some aspects of qualitative research design, including ethical considerations and reflective research practices.