Visit Mary Jane’s Café every week to voice your opinion on the library whiteboard! The inspiration for the whiteboard project grew from an ethnographic study we conducted about student use of library space. Placing questions on flip boards throughout the library, we were able to informally communicate with library patrons and learn what is important to them. The findings from this study were recently published in “College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know” (Chapter 8).
Partnering with us to support this project are UIS Archives and Student Life. The board will represent student opinions about a range of topics, and will serve as an historical record of student life. Weekly photos of the board are archived on Flickr and Facebook, so feel free to post your answers online, or view the comments from previous weeks.
Have an idea for a question? Let us know.