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Study of Student and Faculty Habits (INAP) Reports: Goshen


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. A total of 34 students participated in the study. You can view the report from that visit here:

Noteworthy Findings

  • 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.”