This installment of our continuing column on the connections between educational psychology and student library work explores the important roles of goal setting, mindset, and self-regulation. We describe how reference librarians may support students' goal selection and help students develop positive attitudes toward library research. Librarians' efforts to help students successfully complete library-related assignments can be enhanced by understanding the mechanisms of self-regulation.
Steve Black and James D. Allen. (2017). Insights from Educational Psychology Part 2: Goals, Mindset, and Self-Regulation, Reference Librarian, 58(2), 159-173. doi:10.1080/02763877.2016.1221787