Title

Using Action Research to Assess and Advocate for Innovative School Library Design

Publication Title

Knowledge Quest

Publication Date

11-2015

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Action Research, School Libraries, Library Development, Advocacy, Innovation, Facility Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Partnerships in Education, Space Utilization, Observation, Focus Groups, School Surveys, Online Surveys, Library Research, High Schools

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Secondary Education

Abstract

This article describes a collaborative project designed to use action research to assess and advocate for innovative design changes in a school library. The high school library was in its fifth year of service, and yet the layout of the library was not meeting the learning and technological needs of 21st-century high school students. The purpose of the codesigned study was to create a more useable space and make the school library an indispensable part of the school.

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