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Faculty Library Survey, 2018-19: Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Attributes

Scores

Factoids

Undergraduate Highest Scores​

  • Library Facilities 4.86

Graduate Highest Score

  • Library faculty and staff are courteous and helpful. - 4.83
  • Librarians are knowledgeable and adept at finding information. - 4.83
Undergraduate Lowest Score
  • Online Journals - 3.78

Graduate Lowest Score

  • Library Budget for My Area - 3.50

Analysis

As expected, Graduate Faculty are less likely to visit the library and more likely to use online resources.

They self report that they are more likely to place library resources in Canvas and liaise with the library for instruction.

With a few exceptions, both groups generated similar scores.

Graduate Faculty gave a relatively low score for Research Assistance - 3.80. Since Research Assistance is more complicated on a Graduate Level than an Undergraduate Level, a difference in scores is understandable, but we don't want it to be that low. The survey does not track scores by discipline so we don't know if we are dealing with across the board disappointment or a spike for a particular discipline or subdiscipline.

Action List

Ask for budget increases.

Reach out to Graduate Programs and discuss Research Assistance and how we can better address their concerns.