Faculty Library Survey, May 2009: The results are in!
The overall feedback from the recent Faculty Survey on questions relating to library services and collections was remarkably positive, but faculty respondents also made many critical comments about the library facilities.
Nearly a third of Villanova’s full-time faculty participated in the survey. According to over 90% of survey respondents, library resources and services are ‘more important’ or ‘as important’ today as they were five years ago. Books (85%) and e-journals (86%) ranked at the top as ‘essential’ or ‘very important’ library resources. (Read more…)
Read a short summary of the results online. The Library will conduct follow-up focus groups with faculty during the spring semester and is still looking for interested faculty volunteers. Please contact Jutta Seibert (ext. 9-7876) if you would like to participate.
Posted on behalf of Jutta Seibert; photograph by Chris Barr
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I agree with the final section of the summary “Library as an Intellectual Center.” As a graduate student and former undergraduate student, I often went to the library because it was my last resort to study or research. Yet, I dreaded going because there was limited seating, cramped study spaces, hot/cold temperatures changes, and too much noise. The library does have a lot to offer and has many good resources; I just feel that if the space was more user friendly, it would get more use out of all the people in the Villanova community: students and professors alike.