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Using Visual Ethnography for Space Studies

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Engineering Librarian Collaborations in the Library, On Campus, and Beyond

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Engineering Libraries

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Pauline Melgoza Texas A&M University

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Ms. Melgoza is a science and engineering librarian at Texas A and M University. She has 19 years of experience.

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Tina M. Budzise-Weaver Texas A&M University

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Tina Budzise-Weaver is a Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian and Associate Professor at Texas A&M University Libraries. She is the subject liaison to Visualization, Dance, and Performance Studies. Her research investigates the under-utilization of libraries, barriers to access information, and the creation of new services to address academic and professional success among her students, faculty, and fellow librarians.

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Sarel Lavy Texas A&M University Orcid 16x16

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Tiyamike Kunje

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A space usage study was conducted of the College of Architecture and the College of Education & Human Development on the Texas A&M University - College Station campus. This study used visual ethnography to document when and where these colleges’ undergraduate and graduate students study. The goal of the study was to use this information to inform the library in planning space usage for these student populations. This paper discusses how students use personal and public spaces in their departments, the library, and what they deem as necessities to complete their “home away from home” on-campus experience. The photos and gps database will be added to the library repository collection for future researchers to use.

Melgoza, P., & Budzise-Weaver, T. M., & Lavy, S., & Kunje, T. (2020, June), Using Visual Ethnography for Space Studies Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35478

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