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Faculty Survey Stewart LibraryMarch 1999

The Stewart Library is conducting this faculty survey to review existing collections and services, and to assist us in identifying faculty needs and interests.   To plan for the future, we also wish to   acquire baseline data for our ongoing assessment efforts.   Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and return it in the enclosed envelope by April 5, 1999.   Thank you.   (NOTE:   Data in brackets [ ] represents number of responses.)


I.   Demographics -


1.   With which academic department are you primarily   associated?              (Master Copy - Results)                               

2.   How many years have you been on the faculty at WSU?          0-5   [50]         6-10   [35]        11-15   [34]         16+  [60]

3.   Do you have tenure?     1.   Yes   [117]             2.   No   [61]

4.   How important is research to your success at Weber State?

  Very Important       5 [49]     4 [49]      3 [52]      2  [26]     1 [5]   Not Important                           

5.   Are you currently involved in research that requires library resources?     1.   Yes  [135]     2.   No   [42]

6.   Does your scholarship focus on:   Curriculum Support   [97]       Research   [111]      Other   [10]                                     

7.   Please indicate your general satisfaction with library resources to support your research:

a) Access to resources available on-site                     Very satisfied     5 [23]  4  [65]  3  [48]   2 [25]   1  [9]    Not Satisfied

b) Access to resources not owned by the

     Stewart Library                                                            Very satisfied     5 [41]  4 [86]   3  [24]   2  [9]    1  [2]    Not Satisfied  

Survey

Frequency of Use

Satisfaction Rating

II.   Collections -

More than once a week

Once a

  week

Once a

  month

Once

a term

Never

5

(high)

4

3

2

1

(low)

Don = t

know

Book collection

8

22

57

44

8

17

58

57

13

5

7

Journal and periodical

collections (print & electronic)

15

61

68

27

4

18

61

54

16

12

2

Reference collection

7

15

60

64

22

18

56

45

9

2

19

Government documents

collection

3

3

13

66

89

12

33

27

6

3

56

Archives and Special Collections

0

2

8

46

112

9

26

18

2

1

78

Reserve collection

7

13

26

64

59

13

43

33

8

0

38

Audiovisual collections

7

21

51

39

63

17

52

35

9

2

36

Curriculum collection

3

7

12

43

96

15

28

21

7

4

65

Overall, how satisfied are you with library resources to support your teaching and student assignments?

Very satisfied   5  [24]   4  [87]   3  [54]   2  [6]   1  [3]    Not Satisfied

            

Comments on collections:                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                       

Frequency of Use

Satisfaction Rating

III.   Services -

More than once a week

Once a

  week

Once a

  month

Once a term

Never

5

(high)

4

3

2

1

(low)

Don = t

know

Access to library catalogs

and databases

24

48

63

26

7

42

77

24

3

3

6

Remote access to library resources

24

27

48

28

36

35

56

25

3

5

24

Reference Services

4

16

47

60

33

27

59

22

4

1

23

Interlibrary Loan Services

1

8

48

74

34

54

63

17

0

2

16

Library Instruction Sessions

0

0

6

83

70

36

38

16

0

1

46

Consultation with Departmental Liaison Librarian

(Subject Bibliographer)

1

5

34

80

43

67

39

7

1

1

31

Requesting new library materials

0

6

41

81

30

47

54

17

1

3

25

Circulation Services

4

14

45

47

45

31

56

21

2

0

32

Reserve Services

1

10

27

83

41

31

56

23

1

0

29

Media (Audiovisual) Services

6

16

37

46

60

29

48

17

2

2

39

Archives/Special Collections

0

1

12

33

109

17

29

13

1

1

70

Speakers & Events

0

3

18

62

70

28

42

18

1

1

40

Overall, how satisfied are you with the general knowledge, efficiency, and helpfulness of library staff?

Very satisfied     5  [71]   4  [94]   3  [7]   2  [2]   1  [0]    Not Satisfied

    

Comments on services:                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                        

IV.   Priorities - Although you may find the choices difficult, please rank the relative priority of each item within each group.   Mark the items from most to least important to you, with 1 as the highest priority and 4 as the lowest.

Group 1
  

  2.35       Add more books & videos to the Library's collection

  2.36      Subscribe to more print journals

  2.01      Provide access to more electronic full-text journals & periodicals

  3.07      Acquire more material of all kinds in electronic formats

Group 2                    

  3.20      Provide in-depth reference consultation by appointment

  1.35      Provide subject specific (course integrated) library instruction for my students  

  2.42     Provide general instruction on how to use libraryresources

 2.28      Provide Web pages linking to resources in my field

 

Group 3

  1.97     Deliver books and photocopies to a campus address

  1.82       Provide electronic reserve

  2.36       Check-out videos and compact discs to students (in addition to faculty)      

                Other (Please specify)                                                     

 

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Updated March 13, 2009 . Please send comments to Joan Hubbard, University Librarian.
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