Note: Montgomery College is located in Montgomery County, MD (just outside of Washington DC).
From Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries & Scholarly Communication Program, ITHAKA S+R:
For three years, we have worked with Montgomery College to uncover the information needs and research practices of its students. As a result of this wide-ranging study—which included three campuses and over a thousand participants—the community college has begun to make important changes in its four libraries to better support its students.
While the field of ethnographic research of college students is growing, the community college sector is often overlooked. This makes the publication of Montgomery College’s capstone report, which is freely available on its website, all the more important.
Nancy Fried Foster, our senior anthropologist, also shares her reflection on this groundbreaking work in a report on our site.