This article reports the results of an exploratory survey of academic librarians, to determine the presence and use of charging stations for electronic devices. Of particular interest were the institutions that provide and/or require their students to have electronic devices. Results show that institutions without charging stations have identified them as a need, and institutions with charging stations see them as effective. Overall, this article highlights that, at the time of the survey, there was a disparity between users’ needs and institutional resources as few institutions were addressing students’ battery power needs in regards to electronic devices. Conducted in 2013, the information from this survey continues to be relevant to libraries considering installing charging stations for electronic devices.
Mackie, L. K. (2017). Presence and Use of Designated Charging Stations for Electronic Devices in Academic Libraries: An Exploratory Study. Georgia Library Quarterly, 54(3). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/vol54/iss3/10