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Assessing Library Space for Learning By Susan E. Montgomery

Assessing Library Space for Learning by Susan E. Montgomery

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In Assessing Library Space for Learning, chapters discuss library usage at academic institutions and how that usage is an integral part of the student learning experience. Readers will gain an understanding of the library space as a valuable learning space and the steps librarians need to take to assess learning in the academic library.

Assessing Library Space for Learning Summary

Assessing Library Space for Learning by Susan E. Montgomery

With the surge in electronic access to the library's resources, there has been an ongoing discussion about the need for a physical library building. On a college or university campus, the library is a destination for its users. Students, faculty and staff go to the library for various reasons. Their usage makes the academic library a valuable learning space on campus. However, not much is known about how the library space contributes to user learning. In Assessing Library Space for Learning, chapters discuss library usage at academic institutions and how that usage is an integral part of the student learning experience. Included are the perspectives of an architect who is tasked with designing library spaces with learning in mind, a psychologist whose professional research focuses on the concept of place, and a dynamic group of academic librarians who are dedicated to making the library conducive to the needs of their learners. This book is a combination of theory, practical and research based chapters with an overall focus on the intersection of library space and learning. The authors demonstrate the importance of the library space in our users' lives. In addition, the authors discuss the importance of determining ways to learn how library space contributes to user learning. Readers will gain an understanding of the library space as a valuable learning space and the steps librarians need to take to assess learning in the academic library.

Assessing Library Space for Learning Reviews

Montgomery has gathered an impressive group of authors to address the many facets of space design and assessment of library learning spaces. . . . Highly recommended for any academic library that will be renovating, repurposing, or redesigning space, whether it is building a brand new building or merely shifting furniture. In other words, highly recommended for all academic libraries. * Technical Services Quarterly *
A valuable contribution to the rapidly evolving field of academic library space assessment, this collection of engaging, practice-centered scholarship discusses space analysis through the wider lenses of learning theory and behavioral and environmental psychology. Equally important is the extensive coverage given to effective, informed methodological approaches to assessing the impact of the spaces we have created, and informing the design of those we envision. -- Christopher Stewart, School of Information Studies, Dominican University and Author of The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Planning, and Design of New Library Space

About Susan E. Montgomery

Susan E. Montgomery is an Associate Professor/Public Services Librarian at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. She received her MS in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University and holds a BA from Knox College and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Library Space assessment Background Chapter 1 Space Assessment: An Interdisciplinary Look at Past and Present Studies, Karen R. Diller Chapter 2 Library Space and Learning Theory, Susan E. Montgomery Chapter 3 A Place to Think, Feel, and Act: Psychological Approaches to Understanding Library Spaces, Paul B. Harris and Stephanie N. Schweighardt Chapter 4 The Evolving Role of the Architect in Library Design, Tom Sens and Sarah Parisi Dowlin Part 2 Applying Library Space Assessment Chapter 5 Academic Libraries and Accreditation: A Theory-Based Framework for Assessing Modern Library Spaces, James Zimmerman Chapter 6 Designed to Meet Our Institutional Mission: A case study from Grand Valley State University Libraries, Kristin Meyer and Erin Silva Fisher Chapter 7 Satisfying the Electric Youth: Maximizing Student Success Through Space, Resources, Services AND Outlets, Mary Beth Lock, Meghan Webb and John Champlin Chapter 8 Creating a Learning Culture for Student-Athletes, Jason Dodd and Dale Lackeyram Chapter 9 Research-Creation: Library Space and Resources for Fine Arts Students, Shailoo Bedi, Christine Walde, Tad Suzuki, and Bill Blair Chapter 10 Are They Different? An Investigation of Space and Learning in a STEM Branch Library, Ian McCullough and Jo Ann Calzonetti Chapter 11 First-Generation Undergraduate Students and Library Spaces: A Case Study, Karen A. Neurohr and Lucy E. Bailey Chapter 12 Library Space Redesign: Stimulus and Response - University of California, Santa Cruz, Gregory Careaga Part 3 Library Space and Routine Assessment Chapter 13 Watch this Space! Viewing Assessment as a Continuous Process, Camille Andrews, Tobi Hines, and Sara E. Wright Chapter 14 Future of Academic Library Space Assessment, Danuta A. Nitecki

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NGR9781442279278
9781442279278
1442279273
Assessing Library Space for Learning by Susan E. Montgomery
New
Paperback
Rowman & Littlefield
2017-07-31
274
N/A
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