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User Feedback Surveys

The Libraries conducts large-scale user surveys to help us understand faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student needs, satisfaction, and priorities. We use these results to improve Libraries services, resources, and spaces. The Libraries has conducted extensive large-scale surveys of faculty and students since 1992.

How We Use Survey Results

Results are used for improvements, Libraries budget narratives, UW Student Technology Fee (STF) proposals, and to demonstrate Libraries impact on research, teaching, and learning. Results from recent surveys helped us to:

  • Upgrade our physical facilities to provide better teaching, learning and work environments.  
    This includes added electrical outlets in many libraries for laptops and other mobile devices, as well as new classrooms and quiet study spaces in Odegaard Undergraduate Library.
  • Retain access to high use e-journals and other online resources and purchase other scholarly items.
  • Increase library presence and  services through social media.
  • Provide new access through Canvas to course materials, films, and sound recordings.
  • Provide support for faculty and students in areas such as scholarly communication and data & knowledge management.
  • Continue to support student funded computers in libraries
  • Adjust in-person services and library hours of opening