Inspired Spaces, or Home Away From Home? Academic Affordances of Peace, Quite, Comfort and Technology in the Library

A session at 2015 Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Joint Annual Conference

  • Tanner Wray
  • Sarah Fisher
  • Beth Thoms

Thursday 7th May, 2015

1:45pm to 2:45pm (EST)

Learn how a community college library team, an ethnographic research coordinator, student researchers, and faculty from across the college are collaborating on a multi-year ethnography project producing data informing and explaining what students do in the library. Through a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches in ethnography and participatory design, we are learning how the library’s facilities and services are being used, and what the unmet students needs are. The data gathered is being used to implement short term change, and to inform our strategic plan for longer term facilities and service modifications in a rapidly changing, technology rich environment.

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Tanner Wray

Director, Montgomery County Libraries

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Sarah Fisher

Campus Library Manager, Montgomery County Libraries

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Beth Thoms

Reference Librarian, Montgomery County Libraries

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Time 1:45pm2:45pm EST

Date Thu 7th May 2015


Suite 302, Clarion Resort Hotel

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