VALA2008 Session 2 Pang

VALA2008Library manager perspectives of the Vocational Education Sector: investigating trends and issues within a Learning Commons paradigm

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Library Spaces
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 11:20 – 11:50
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperNatalie Pang

Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Graeme Johanson

Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

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As a joint research project between Monash University and a partner organisation, the Victorian Association of TAFE Libraries (VATL), the study reported in this paper investigated challenges which face TAFE libraries. To assess the suitability of the Learning Commons concept, interviews, questionnaire surveys, and a conference dialogue between library managers were used. Important themes emerged and were evaluated. The paper explores significant findings from two surveys which show how TAFE libraries have changed as places and digital spaces.