ERIC Number: ED194099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Student and Faculty Use Survey: Final Report.
Conducted to evaluate user perceptions of library effectiveness and to obtain further information about user expectations and requirements, this study was used to identify gaps in total library service. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to a random sample of students entering Drake Memorial Library during a seven day period, while another questionnaire was mailed to Brockport faculty members. Over 83 percent of the 612 students responding frequented the library at least once per week, 70 percent reported that they usually located what they were looking for, and freshmen were found to utilize services less than upperclassmen. Of the responding faculty, 52 percent visited the library once per week or more; a large percentage used the library most frequently for scanning periodicals, consulting reference tools, and checking out material for research or courses; 82.5 percent reported having little trouble locating materials; and 77 percent claimed to teach courses requiring students to use the library. Appendices contain sample questionnaires and a detailed breakdown of the data gathered. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Brockport. Coll. at Brockport.
Identifiers: Library Users
Note: Prepared at Drake Memorial Library.