[Libs-Or] Keynote Highlights Research Findings on Young Adult Spaces: Recording Available

Nicole Purviance nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu
Mon May 19 12:46:35 PDT 2014

SJSU SLIS Faculty Members Give Keynote Address on Youth Spaces at BayNet


Sharing findings on a research project regarding young adult spaces, Dr.
Anthony Bernier and Dr. Jeremy Kemp of the San José State University (SJSU)
School of Library and Information Science recently delivered a joint keynote
address titled “
-evaluating-library-spaces-services/> Getting it Right: Evaluating Library
Spaces and Services” at the annual Bay Area Library and Information Network


During the 60-minute talk, Bernier and Kemp highlighted key topics from a
four-year multi-method investigation of young adult spaces funded in part by
a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS). 


 <http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=berniera> Bernier
discussed the need for evidence-based data about youth spaces and best
practices in library design for young adults. He explained how researchers
generated the first empirical data available about young adult spaces in
libraries. A few of the important and interesting results emerging from the
surveys include the need for more seating options and the need to question
long-held assumptions about YA spaces in proximity to other spaces. 


 <http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=kempj> Kemp discussed
how virtual environments such as Second Life can be used to evaluate youth
spaces in libraries. Researchers recreated actual youth spaces in Second
Life and other virtual environments using photographs and videos submitted
by librarians. The researchers were then able to use these environments to
conduct surveys about library spaces and gather data about how different
elements changed user preferences for youth spaces.


The BayNet event was held May 9, 2014, at the San Francisco Public Library.
About 75 BayNet members attended the joint address, which was followed by a
Q&A session. 


The presentation recording is available for viewing on YouTube:


Dr Anthony Bernier:  <http://youtu.be/yYc2nGVCgLk>

Dr. Jeremy Kemp:  <http://youtu.be/AKaaeaeBF9k> http://youtu.be/AKaaeaeBF9k 

Q&A Session:  <http://youtu.be/_LE3DQk_q4Y> http://youtu.be/_LE3DQk_q4Y 

More information about the IMLS-funded research project can be found on the
<http://www.youthfacts.org/yfspaces.html> website for YouthFacts.org.


Bernier is an associate professor at the SJSU information school. His
research interests include public libraries, serving multicultural
populations, young adult services, and other research expertise. In addition
to teaching graduate-level courses in the school’s
s> Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, he serves as a
hd-students/research/dr-anthony-bernier> faculty supervisor for the
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/san-jose-gateway-phd-program> San José
Gateway PhD program. 


Kemp is a lecturer at the SJSU information school, teaching courses in
information retrieval and web usability, among others, for graduate students
in the exclusively online MLIS program. His research interests are diverse,
covering distance education and pedagogy in library and information science
to human-computer interaction and information networks.



The School of Library and Information Science <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/>  at
San José State University (SJSU) prepares individuals for careers in the
information professions. Graduates work in diverse areas, such as website
design, digital asset management, information architecture, electronic
records management, and librarianship. The SJSU information school offers
several online educational programs
<http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/prospective-students/choose-your-program> ,
including a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, which is
fully accredited
by the American Library Association, a Master’s Degree in Archives and
Records Administration, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and
Information Science. All programs are delivered online, and the SJSU
information school is a recognized leader in online education
ward-honoring-innovation-online-learning> . For more information about the
school, please visit: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu




Nicole Purviance

Director of Marketing and Communications

School of Library and Information Science

San Jose State University


nicole.purviance at sjsu.edu

http://slisweb.sjsu.edu <http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/> 




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