Posts Tagged library evaluation
There are complex, complicated and simple library building projects. Our clients typically ask us:
- How much space do we need?
- How much does it cost?
- How long will it take?
- How many stakeholders should we interview?
- How satisfied are the stakeholders?
Complex Areas of Research:
E-resources and E-tools, Curriculum Development, Collection Development.
Chaotic Areas of Research:
Technologies that Transform Learning and Education Environments.
Simple Areas of Research:
ACA’s Best Practices in Library Building Planning.
Complicated Areas of Library Research:
Analysis of Building Designs, Space Plan, Flow and Use of Resources.
ACA’s approach incorporates a quantitative analysis of library services and operations. This is done with a series of survey instruments that capture customer data (visits, temperature, humidity control, # of seats, # of computers, # of staff, type & # of collections). The outcome is a building program of library services including user seating, collection, staff and operations.
This blog is focused on the Narrative Evaluation of Library Space, Services and Operations.