ERIC Number: EJ1064914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Library Spaces for Urban, Diverse Commuter Students: A Participatory Action Research Project
Brown-Sica, Margaret S.
College & Research Libraries, v73 n3 p217-231 May 2012
A data-gathering project using elements of Participatory Action Research was conducted at the Auraria Library, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Community College of Denver. The project was administered in order to shape a plan to develop a Learning Commons environment at the library. The researcher thought that the needs on a campus with many non-traditional, commuter students might differ from the needs of a more traditional college campus. Information was gathered using surveys, spontaneous focus groups, flipcharts and observation. Results were used and interpreted by students in an architecture class.
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Academic Libraries, Urban Universities, State Colleges, Community Colleges, Nontraditional Students, Commuting Students, Participatory Research, Action Research, Student Surveys, Focus Groups, Online Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado