What I’m reading: Geography and the library

This page details what I’m currently reading in relation to geography and libraries. This bibliography highlights what I consider to be important/interesting papers related to research that crosses these fields. This includes the use of geographical thought and practices in approaching libraries as place/spaces or geographical perspectives of library science.

Aabø, S. & Audunson, R. (2012) Use of library space and the library as place. Library & Information Science Research, 34(2), 138-149.

Adler, P. S. (1995) Special issue of geographic information systems (GIS) and academic libraries: An introduction. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 21(4), 233.

Closet-Crane, C. (2011) A critical analysis of the discourse on academic libraries as learning placesEmerald Group Publishing Limited, 1-50.

Cotrelle, S. (2015) Books are awesome. London: Palgrave Macmillian.

Delrieu, V. & Gibson, L. (2017) Libraries and the geography of use: how does geography and asset “attractiveness” influence the local dimensions of cultural participation? Cultural Trends, 26(1), 18-33.

Dodds, P. (2019) Geographies of the book (shop): Reading women’s geographies in Enlightenment Edinburgh. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Donnelly, F. P. (2014) The geographic distribution of United States public libraries: An analysis of locations and service areas. Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, 46(2), 110-129.

Guo, Y., Chan, C. H. & Yip, P. S. F. (2017) Spatial variation in accessibility of libraries in Hong Kong. Library & Information Science Research, 39(4), 319-329.

Horton, J. (2016) Anticipating service withdrawal: young people in spaces of neoliberalisation, austerity and economic crisis. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 41(4), 349-362.

Koontz, C. M., Jue, D. K. & Bishop, B. W. (2009) Public library facility closure: An investigation of reasons for closure and effects on geographic market areas. Library & Information Science Research, 31(2), 84-91.

Mandel, L. H. (2010) Geographic information systems: Tools for displaying in-library use data. Information Technology & Libraries, 29(1), 47-52.

Murphy, J. A. F. (2017) A new student learning focus for the academic library: From geographical proximity of the learning commons to organizational proximity within the library. Journal of Library Administration, 57(7), 742-757.

Norcup, J. (2017) ‘Educate a Woman and You Educate a Generation’. Performance Research, 22(1), 67-74.

Ottensmann, J. R. (1997) Using geographic information systems to analyze library utilization. Library Quarterly, 67(1), 24.

Page, N., Langford, M. & Higgs, G. (2019) Exploring spatiotemporal variations in public library provision following a prolonged period of economic austerity: A GIS approach. Area, 1-12.

Pyati, A. K. & Kamal, A. M. (2012) Rethinking community and public space from the margins: a study of community libraries in Bangalore’s slums. Area, 44(3), 336-343.

Romund, G. (2019) Geography, the academy and libraries. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(3), 318-320.

Shuler, J. (2003) On and Off the Grid: Geographic Information Science & Technology and Academic Libraries. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 29(5), 327-329.

Svendsen, G. L. H. (2013) Public Libraries as Breeding Grounds for Bonding, Bridging and Institutional Social Capital: The Case of Branch Libraries in Rural Denmark. Sociologia Ruralis, 53(1), 52-73.

Templeton, T. C. (2008) Placing the library: An argument for the phenomenological and constructivist approach to the human geography of the library. Library Quarterly, 78(2), 195-209.

Vardakosta, I., Aguilar-Moreno, E., Granell-Canut, C. & Kapidakis, S. (2016) Geoskills Among Academic Librarians in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42(5), 485-494.

Vodeb, V. & Vodeb, G. (2015) Spatial analysis of the public library network in Slovenia. Journal of Library Administration, 55(3), 202-220.

Weessies, K. W. & Dotson, D. S. (2013) Mapping for the Masses: GIS Lite and Online Mapping Tools in Academic Libraries. Information Technology & Libraries, 32(1), 23-35.