For Leckie's and Hopkins’
- How and how much do you think users’ participation in library design and intent should be accounted? For example, at Toronto Ref. Library, “Openness” is the fundamental. The library is viewed as a cup with emptiness inside, and the emptiness enhances creativity, freedom of thought, and spiritual enlightenment (p.337).
- What is your concerns on “from followed function” and “less was more”? (p.337)
- In what ways does this kind of study illuminate and represent the underlying concepts and inter-relationship of libraries, users, public space, public good, public culture, civic society, public library as a principle institution of the public sphere, and public communication?
- At both libraries, does the fact that male respondents are higher in proportion than female respondents represent something about the libraries, the communities they serve, the populations, or the culture?
- According to Table 6, p.351, as reference and information is rated the most important service at both libraries and the provision of information resources is the top primary purpose of central library, what does this finding tell us about the role of library in a community and what are users’ perceptions of library’s identity and symbol. How does this identity of library reflect and impact users as a part of their lives? In what ways does the dynamic and changing environment and technology impact library’s identity? How do pressures from factors such as budget, technology, diversity of users, and other changes maximize or minimize the symbolic, cultural, and socioeconomic roles of libraries?