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ERIC Number: EJ1064859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Serving Higher Education's Highest Goals: Assessment of the Academic Library as Place
Jackson, Heather Lea; Hahn, Trudi Bellardo
College & Research Libraries, v72 n5 p428-442 Sep 2011
An empirical study was conducted using methods borrowed from the psychology of religion (instead of corporate assessment techniques) to assess whether the academic library as place supports students' desire to feel connected to higher education's mission. The findings from an in-person survey of fifty-four students at three universities showed a preference for exterior and interior images of traditional libraries over those classed as modern, and those images evoked feelings of scholarship, engagement, spirituality, and other positive emotions, as well as subjects' desire to use those spaces more than they currently use their existing library.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Illinois; Maryland