The Night Librarian
The perfect study environment
This year I began proctoring the nighttime study hall in my boarding school library once a week until 10 p.m. I was immediately struck by how the room we provide for this nightly event is not at all conducive to effective study. So, I am now in pursuit of the "perfect" study environment for my residential students. Of course, there are not many boarding school librarians writing about our unique needs, so I often turn to colleges and universities for advice.
- 11 Ways Your Study Environment Affects Productivity (And How You Can Improve It) - See more at: http://www.wgu.edu/blogpost/improve-online-study-environment#sthash.JcJqVLjD.dpuf
- Ideal Study Environments and Factors that Influence Studying http://www.wcu.edu/academics/campus-academic-resources/writing-and-learning-commons-walc/course-tutoring-and-academic-skills/academic-strategies/ideal-study-environments-and-factors-that-influence-studying.asp
- 10 Tips for Creating Your Ideal Study Space http://ameritech.edu/blog/tips-make-environment-best-study-space/
My mission this semester is to look at the location, atmosphere, private / group study spaces, resources needed for study, and minimizing distractions in my library at night.