Principal Investigator: Professor Philip Hider
Co-Investigator: Associate Professor Hamid R. Jamali
Co-Investigator: Dr Jane Garner
Co-Investigator: Dr Simon Wakeling
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Dr Annie Godfrey
This ARC-funded Linkage project (LP220100274) is being conducted by members of the CSU Libraries Research Group, led by Professor Philip Hider, in partnership with the State Library of New South Wales and three NSW public libraries.
Public libraries are critical social infrastructure for communities across Australia. This project investigates how to involve community participation in the design of their public library spaces by analysing the efficacy of co-design activities introduced into three case studies. New knowledge will be generated about engaging community participation in the design and re-design of library spaces, as the societal role of public libraries continues to expand. Expected outcomes include an online guide and overarching framework, and blueprints for community participation that ensure genuine engagement and input.
You can read more about the project’s background and aims here.
You can read a recent blog post about the project here.
Outputs from the project can be found here.