In 2018-2019, we had a great opportunity to commission research about self-service in public libraries through a Countywide partnership with the University of Minnesota's Resilient Communities Project. Professional graduate students from the University of Minnesota and St. Kate's Master of Library & Information Science program contacted other libraries, surveyed our community, and applied professional expertise to help us succeed. We are forever grateful to RCP and the student contributors. Their research is openly accessible and linked below.
Study #1: Open Self-Serve Library Feasibility Assessment
Citation: Gunther, Matt. (2019). Open Self-Serve Library Feasibility Assessment. Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/206502.
Study #2: Open Libraries Feasibility Assessment
Citation: Bartlett, Chelsea; Bostrom, Molly; Chovan, Eleanor; Eschweiler, Deb; Hoitomt, Krista; Klinesmith, Sarah; Konstan, Ellen; Kenning, Ren; Para, Maggie; Riestenberg, Jennifer; Schmierer, Alee; Walter, Meghan; Wetzel, Shannon. (2019). Open Libraries Feasibility Assessment. Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/206523