New Mexico State University<br />Assessing and Improving Student Spaces on a <br />Shoestring Budget<br />NM HEAR Conferen...
reinventing the library<br />academic libraries - past<br />New Mexico State University<br />
reinventing the library<br />academic libraries - present<br />New Mexico State University<br />
project settings:branson & zuhl libraries<br />New Mexico State University<br />
directives: <br />relocate low-use collections <br />shelving expansion<br />create new user spaces<br />with limited fund...
spaces & learning<br />3 traditional approaches:<br />service/instruction<br />marketing<br />mission-based<br />New Mexic...
assessing learning spaces<br />asking the right questions <br />impact of spaces on learning & student engagement<br />spa...
questions and methods<br />methods<br />questions<br />observation / photos<br />use over time<br />commentary<br />survey...
triangulated study<br />
observational/photo research  <br />we used photos to:<br />gather data on use of the same spaces over time (9am/1pm/4pm/7...
time series @ 9am/4pm/10pm<br />New Mexico State University<br />
commentary / pictures that tell a story <br />	“I’m not sure if we get funding for having these in our library, but do we ...
commentary / pictures that tell a storyMORE COMPUTERS  Perhaps along with more computers, we could give the students a lit...
building use surveys<br />we used surveys to:<br />learn about our building users (imperfect)<br />gain consistent quantif...
analyzing building use surveys<br />print/electronic options<br />quantitative data analyzed with SurveyMonkey<br />text c...
flip chart feedback<br />we used flip charts to:<br />offer a visible, social feedback tool<br />gather rich (textual) dat...
analyzing flip chart feedback<br />standardized common concepts (e.g., noise, noisy, loud, deafening)<br />used text cloud...
putting the pieces together<br />New Mexico State University<br />
what we did<br />New Mexico State University<br />make space available<br />add warmth and light<br />help individuals and...
making space available<br />New Mexico State University<br />
creating warmth<br />New Mexico State University<br />
creating warmth<br />New Mexico State University<br />
creating space and flexibility<br />New Mexico State University<br />
helping groups<br />New Mexico State University<br />
helping individuals<br />New Mexico State University<br />
cool tools for flexibility<br />New Mexico State University<br />
   recycling and repurposing<br />New Mexico State University<br />
   follow-up assessments reveal…<br />LIKES = computers, space<br />DISLIKES = noise, not enough computers<br />SURPRISES ...
future hopes <br />spaces for faculty/student interaction<br />group study/presentation rooms<br />individual research stu...
thank you! questions?<br />New Mexico State University<br />http://nmsu.libguides.com/nmhearpresentation<br />
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Space Design Presentation for 2010 NMHEAR Conference

  1. 1. New Mexico State University<br />Assessing and Improving Student Spaces on a <br />Shoestring Budget<br />NM HEAR Conference, 2010<br />
  2. 2. reinventing the library<br />academic libraries - past<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  3. 3. reinventing the library<br />academic libraries - present<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  4. 4. project settings:branson & zuhl libraries<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  5. 5. directives: <br />relocate low-use collections <br />shelving expansion<br />create new user spaces<br />with limited funds $<br />short timeframe<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  6. 6. spaces & learning<br />3 traditional approaches:<br />service/instruction<br />marketing<br />mission-based<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  7. 7. assessing learning spaces<br />asking the right questions <br />impact of spaces on learning & student engagement<br />space design<br />Informal spaces<br />methodology<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  8. 8. questions and methods<br />methods<br />questions<br />observation / photos<br />use over time<br />commentary<br />surveys / comments<br />surveys <br />flipcharts<br />how do people use our current public spaces?<br />what seems to work? what doesn’t?<br />what would users like to see in an ideal library space?<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  9. 9. triangulated study<br />
  10. 10. observational/photo research <br />we used photos to:<br />gather data on use of the same spaces over time (9am/1pm/4pm/7pm/10pm)<br />capture images that told a story about space and space use (good/bad/ugly) <br />New Mexico State University<br />
  11. 11. time series @ 9am/4pm/10pm<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  12. 12. commentary / pictures that tell a story <br /> “I’m not sure if we get funding for having these in our library, but do we really need six of them?” <br />New Mexico State University<br />
  13. 13. commentary / pictures that tell a storyMORE COMPUTERS Perhaps along with more computers, we could give the students a little more room to work?<br />
  14. 14. building use surveys<br />we used surveys to:<br />learn about our building users (imperfect)<br />gain consistent quantifiable data through fixed questions/answers<br />gain richer qualitative data through open-ended questions/answers<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  15. 15. analyzing building use surveys<br />print/electronic options<br />quantitative data analyzed with SurveyMonkey<br />text comments analyzed, categorized for themes<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  16. 16. flip chart feedback<br />we used flip charts to:<br />offer a visible, social feedback tool<br />gather rich (textual) data on our spaces<br />used in initial study and in follow-up to “close the loop”<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  17. 17. analyzing flip chart feedback<br />standardized common concepts (e.g., noise, noisy, loud, deafening)<br />used text cloud generator to show results<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  18. 18. putting the pieces together<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  19. 19. what we did<br />New Mexico State University<br />make space available<br />add warmth and light<br />help individuals and groups<br />focus on flexibility<br />recycle and repurpose<br />
  20. 20. making space available<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  21. 21. creating warmth<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  22. 22. creating warmth<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  23. 23. creating space and flexibility<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  24. 24. helping groups<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  25. 25. helping individuals<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  26. 26. cool tools for flexibility<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  27. 27. recycling and repurposing<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  28. 28. follow-up assessments reveal…<br />LIKES = computers, space<br />DISLIKES = noise, not enough computers<br />SURPRISES = privacy<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  29. 29. future hopes <br />spaces for faculty/student interaction<br />group study/presentation rooms<br />individual research studies<br />event spaces<br />New Mexico State University<br />
  30. 30. thank you! questions?<br />New Mexico State University<br />http://nmsu.libguides.com/nmhearpresentation<br />
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