ERIC Number: EJ1080453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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"I Am More Productive in the Library Because It's Quiet": Commuter Students in the College Library
Regalado, Mariana; Smale, Maura A.
College & Research Libraries, v76 n7 p899-913 Nov 2015
This article discusses commuter students' experiences with the academic library, drawn from a qualitative study at the City University of New York. Undergraduates at six community and baccalaureate colleges were interviewed to explore how they fit schoolwork into their days, and the challenges and opportunities they encountered. Students identified physical and environmental features that informed their ability to successfully engage in academic work in the library. They valued the library as a distraction-free place for academic work, in contrast to the constraints they experienced in other places--including in their homes and on the commute.
Descriptors: College Libraries, Commuting Students, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Ethnography, Library Services, User Satisfaction (Information), Assignments, Diaries, Barriers, Use Studies, Interior Space, Library Research, Time on Task, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York