ERIC Number: ED381164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
South Carolina State Library State Government Information Needs Survey.
South Carolina State Library, Columbia.
This document presents the questionnaire and results of a state government information needs assessment by the South Carolina State Library. The survey was designed to identify job-related information needs and to help State Library staff members improve their services. Of the 300 surveys mailed to state government employees, 142 were returned. Names were selected at random from the list of registered borrowers and from the employees. The following topics were covered: (1) the types of information or materials needed for work; (2) where the information for work is obtained; (3) what (if any) materials preparation is included in the job; (4) job functions; (5) who in the office helps get the information; (6) available materials and sources; (7) whether the State Library resources or services are used; (8) how contact is made with the State Library; (9) reasons for not using the services; (10) State Library services provided to state employees, and the frequency of their use; (11) whether the State Library hours are accommodating; (12) future services that would be useful; (13) impressions of the State Library; (14) other services and programs that the State Library should provide; and (15) whether the office (of the surveyed) has information resources that the State Library could use or refer to. The document contains the survey instrument and the results of each question. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Library, Columbia.