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User-Centered Space Assessment in Academic Libraries Research PosterPDF


Title:User-Centered Space Assessment in Academic Libraries: A Literature Review
Author(s):Denneler, Alyssa
academic libraries
space assessment
literature review
assessment methods
library science
library and information science
Geographic Coverage:united states
Abstract:Planning to adapt or expand existing space in an academic library can be challenging, and librarians use a variety of methods as an attempt to access the needs of their primary patrons- the students. Mixed-methods studies are most common, and this research will summarize a variety of documented space assessment methods in academic libraries. Some notable examples include Nancy Foster's 2007 ACRL publication, Studying Students, Susan Montgomery's 2013 assessment of the Rollins College library before and after renovations, and Fox and Doshi's longitudinal assessment of Georgia Tech's new commons area. From this literature review, recommendations can be made regarding the space assessment methods librarians may use based upon their library's specific needs.
Issue Date:2017-11-08
Genre:Conference Poster
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-12-22

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