On April 8th, 2019, the Information Needs Assessment Project Team visited Goshen College and conducted two of the methods (interviews and day mapping) in our toolkit. You can view the report from that visit here:
Background music was frequently requested for study locations.
Students mentioned studying while lying down in bed.
Printers were noted as an ideal study space item.
When students were asked about study locations the library was mentioned infrequently, but once asked where in the library they study, most students had a preferred spot.
Multiple students mentioned studying outside, but did not mention specific outdoor study locations.
Several requests were made for better/faster internet. Students requested “Good internet that isn't unreliable in any way,” “faster wifi,” and mentioned that “on the [south wing of the] 2nd floor of the library, at the big table where you walk in there is a weak WiFi connection.”