Abstract

This article discusses the preferences, habits, and needs of graduate students as they relate to spaces for research and study. The findings are based on a large-scale ethnographic study of graduate students at Florida State University conducted between 2010 and 2013. Using a variety of ethnographic methods, researchers found that graduate students have diverse needs and unequal access to appropriate spaces and resources to meet those needs. Libraries can help fill the gaps left by home and academic departments by providing a range of spaces offering different noise levels, resources, and other amenities.

Document Type

Article

Additional Information

Copyright ©2015 Kirsten Kinsley, Rachel Besara, Abby Scheel, Gloria Colvin, Jessica Evans Brady, and Melissa Burel, Attribution-NonCommercial (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) CC BY-NC.

DOI

https://dx.doi.org/10.5860/crl.76.6.756

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Recommended Citation

Kinsley, Kirsten, Rachel Besara, Abby Scheel, Gloria Colvin, Jessica Evans Brady, and Melissa Burel. "Graduate conversations: Assessing the space needs of graduate students." College & Research Libraries 76, no. 6 (2015): 756-770.

Share

COinS