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Creating user-centered spaces in academic libraries

Abstract:

Chapter 2 guides the reader through the process of creating user-centered spaces in academic libraries. Strategies for gathering input from students and faculty, including site visits, online searching for information and examples, surveys, focus groups, opportunities for interacting with students and faculty, and involving students in project design give the reader options to obtain important information. Developing a concept plan from beginning to end, practical advice to address potential pitfalls in communicating the project, including why the project is needed, are opportunities to greatly improve the chances of success. Tips on keeping to the project timeline are given.

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