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Title: Participatory Design in Redesigning an Academic Library: Asking Students about Their Favorite Study Spaces
Authors: Barnachea, Lutgarda
Grijalva, Stacey
Williams, M. Jane
Wray, Tanner
Ippoliti, Cinthya
Luckert, Yelena
Tchangalova, Nedelina
Type: Poster
Keywords: Ethnographic Study
Participatory Design
Academic Libraries
Library Programming
Library Redesign
University of Maryland Libraries
Issue Date: 29-Oct-2012
Abstract: In 2011 a library-led project team gathered user-based information for a total redesign of McKeldin Library, the central library serving the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition, graduate classes in anthropology and architecture provided other elements of user input. All of the above were provided to an Architecture Studio course to create actual designs for a reprogrammed library. This poster focues on data from one of the three sets of library-led activities. In on-the-spot interviews in four outdoor spaces on campus, 33 undergraudate students were asked open-ended questions about where they do their academic work (projects, research papers, studying for exams) and why. This poster presents the results of those interviews.
Description: A psoter session presented at the Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, Charlottesville, VA, October 29-21, 2012
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