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ERIC Number: EJ1160665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Can a Library Building's Design Cue New Behaviors? A Case Study
O'Kelly, Mary; Scott-Webber, Lennie; Garrison, Julie; Meyer, Kristin
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v17 n4 p843-862 Oct 2017
This study explores the relationship between architecture and interior space on student engagement at a newly constructed academic library. Using an action, mixed-methods approach with a convenience sample, researchers evaluated 744 photographs, 125 behavioral observations, and six group interviews. Analysis revealed four key attributes of engaging library design: engagement culture, core connectedness, environmental messages, and transformational challenges, thus affirming that spatial designs can influence behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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