For a one year period, visitors to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida St. Petersburg were observed regarding how they negotiated through the first floor and interacted with the library resources and educational displays. Pedestrian choice research was applied to the library to better understand visitor movement and facilitate greater interaction and engagement. To encourage greater interaction, future library design needs to strategize the high demand services and resources along the natural pathways and to the immediate library entrance, while remote locations should be redesigned as desirable destinations that provide high benefits to students and library visitors.
van Beynen, K., Pettijohn, P.C. & Carrel, M. (2010) Using pedestrian choice research to facilitate resource engagement in a midsized academic library. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(5), 412-419. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2010.06.005
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