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The Library as Labyrinth: A Conversation about Library Space Design


Karen R. Diller, PhD
Samuel B. Wallin, MLIS
Brent Young, AIA Principal



Borrett, Mathew:

Hedge Maze image:
Photographer: Im Seongbin

IKEA photos:

IKEA map:

Songdo Library:

W. H. Matthews, Mazes and Labyrinths: A General Account of their History and Developments; London: Longmans, Green, and co., 1922.

Books and articles:

Applegate, R. (2009). The Library Is for Studying: Student Preferences for Study Space. Journal of Academic Librarianship., 35(4), 341–346.

Attali, Jaques (1999) The Labyrinth in Culture and Society. North Atlantic Books, Berkely, CA.

Bennett, Scott (April, 2009) Libraries and Learning: A History of Paradigm Change, portal: Libraries and the Academy, Volume 9, Number 2, pp. 181-197.

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 35 (October 2020). Entire issue focuses on curiosity and learning.

Entwistle, Noel & Peterson, Elizabeth. (2004). Conceptions of Learning and Knowledge in Higher Education: Relationships with Study Behaviour and Influences of Learning Environments. International Journal of Educational Research. 41. 407-428. 10.1016/j.ijer.2005.08.009.

Sussmann, Ann & Hollander, Justin B. (2015) Cognitive Architecture, Designing for how we respond to the built environment. Routledge, New York, NY.