ERIC Number: ED317218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
The University of Idaho Library: What Do You Think? A Survey of Faculty Attitudes Regarding Library Facilities and Services.
Wai, Lily; Saul, J. Muriel
An ad hoc committee was formed in the fall of 1988 to survey the perceptions of University of Idaho (UI) faculty concerning their research needs and their attitudes toward library facilities and services. The survey questionnaires were sent to a total of 796 on-campus and off-campus faculty members. The results presented in this report reflect only the on-campus group. Of the 448 on-campus faculty members who answered the survey, 82% were either very or somewhat satisfied with the UI Library. Faculty members placed a very high priority on the use of the library by the students as part of the university experience, but their opinions were divided over who should have primary responsibility for teaching students to use the library. The most serious problem reported by faculty members was obtaining materials for research in the UI library. Appendixes, which make up the major part of the document, include detailed statistical tables, qualitative results of the survey, and a breakdown of the costs associated with the study. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Library.