Factors influencing intention to introduce accessibility in makerspace planning and implementation

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Heather Moorefield-Lang, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Makerspaces continue to grow in popularity in public, academic, and school libraries. As makerspaces are included in library services, accessibility for all users is important. What motivates a school librarian to implement a makerspace accessible to all learners? Are they more likely to invest in accessibility if provided the necessary resources? In this study, researchers discuss which Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen 1985) variables significantly predict school librarians’ intentions to implement accessible makerspaces. Researchers also delve into how attitude towards accessibility in makerspaces influence the intention to implement accessible makerspace. Findings indicate identifying perceived behavior control is the principal predictor of behavioral intention. Additionally, identifying makerspace accessibility as a top priority and agreeing that it should be accessible might be different in the minds of school librarians.

Additional Information

School Libraries Worldwide, 26(2), 14-26
Language: English
Date: 2020
makerspaces, accessibility, library services, Theory of Planned Behavior, accessible design

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