You Feel Special When You Get a Library Card: Replicating Latinx Students' Public Library Feelings in Academic Library Spaces
2022 ULA Annual Conference
The goal of academic and public libraries is to support the community by contributing to life-long learning, access, and knowledge. However, the feelings produced by these institutions are dissimilar although both use similar practices to reach their communities. Researchers administered surveys and interviews at a university to understand Latinx students’ perceptions of the academic library. Many of the questions inquired about their feelings towards public libraries as well as cultural affirmation wishes they wanted implemented in academic libraries. In our proposed presentation, we will share how Latinx students view public and academic libraries in relation to their culture and ethnicity.
Fullmer, Niki, "You Feel Special When You Get a Library Card: Replicating Latinx Students' Public Library Feelings in Academic Library Spaces" (2022). Library Faculty & Staff Presentations. Paper 204.