Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 72: 95-121 (2014)

原著論文Original Article

大学生の学習実態に基づく大学図書館の役割Roles of university libraries based on actual learning styles of university students

国立情報学研究所National Institute of Infomatics ◇ 〒101-8430 東京都千代田区一ツ橋二丁目1番2号 ◇ Hitotusbashi 2-1-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430, Japan

受付日:2013年12月8日Received: December 8, 2013
受理日:2014年12月2日Accepted: December 2, 2014
発行日:2014年12月30日Published: December 30, 2014




Purpose: This paper investigates the study conditions of university students, focusing on places, hours and study habits, in order to consider how university libraries should provide services to match students' learning style.

Method: All students of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies were surveyed to clarify the following three points: 1) spatial and equipment aspects that students put priority on when studying, 2) their actual learning styles, and 3) number of hours of studying. Also, the lifestyles of 29 students were directly observed for three days, and then a focus group discussion with the students was conducted for deeper analysis.

Results: Of all the undergraduate respondents who participated in the survey, 62.3% spent most of their study time “at home”, while 28.2% “could not concentrate” when studying “at home”. Furthermore, at least 42.3% of the respondents regarded that being able to concentrate on studying was a crucial element of the learning space. In contrast, 94.6% of the respondents “can concen-trate” on studying at “the university library”. This study revealed hindrances to studying such as shortness of opening hours of school cafeterias and insufficient spaces for rest and refreshment. It was also found that decentralizing study space out of the university library would not only pro-vide enough learning space for students, especially those who use only their own materials, but also create additional space for students.

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