Looking for the library: Using an undergraduate business syllabi analysis to inform an instruction program Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019, © 2019 Jennifer Wilhelm and Alyson Vaaler. This study analyzed 260 syllabi representing a year of the undergraduate curriculum from a business school. The syllabi were examined based on the mentions of the library from across three categories: spaces, resources, and services, as well as possible opportunities for engagement that librarians could target for collaboration. In this study, the library was mentioned 79 times, mostly in relation to library resources. There were also 479 opportunities for engagement coded. This study found that the majority of undergraduate syllabi do not mention the library, but that there are considerable opportunities that librarians can target for future engagement.

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  • 3.7

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilhelm, J., & Vaaler, A.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • October 2018