Reading Room Space Redesign

Mount Holyoke College Contribution

In 2013, a group of Mount Holyoke librarians made significant changes to the reading room space in the library.  We gathered student input by hosting several participatory design sessions for students.  Students were asked to draw their ideal reading room, or describe it if they were not comfortable drawing, and librarians would ask students to describe their vision.  We drew students in by offering free treats – we made chocolate kiss trails on the floor of the building to the workshop room, and went around the library with a tray of brownies and strawberries announcing the opportunity to participate and inviting students to the sessions. Continue reading “Reading Room Space Redesign”