Tag Archives: surveys

There’s Always Room for Improvement

In my capacity as coordinator of library assessment, I’m often consulted about survey design. I even represent the Libraries on the University’s Survey Coordinating Committee. So I should know and use best practices.   But frequently we want to toss … Continue reading

Posted in surveys | Tagged | Leave a comment

What is Biophilic Design and How Does it Impact the People in Charles Library?

When the planning of Charles Library began in 2013 there were literally hundreds of design considerations and decisions to make. From where to locate service units to the configuration of service desks to the technology in instruction rooms, a multitude … Continue reading

Posted in library spaces, surveys | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Working with Faculty to Meet Their Library Collection Needs  

Scholarship and teaching about the performing arts is continually changing. Temple Libraries’ new librarian for Music Performance, Becca Fulop, has worked hard to get to know her faculty – in particular their needs in library collections. She wanted to learn more … Continue reading

Posted in collections, surveys | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

An Interview with Gina Calzaferri: Temple’s Director of Assessment & Evaluation

Assessment at Temple University Libraries is part of a robust institutional culture of assessment, fostered by offices like Institutional Research and Assessment. I visited the IRA office last week to talk with Gina Calzaferri, just promoted as Director of Assessment … Continue reading

Posted in organization culture and assessment | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Learning about Our Users: The Website Use Survey

Cynthia Schwarz, project manager for the Libraries’ Web Environment Redesign Project, contributed this post. She reports on the results and next steps of the team’s user survey conducted last month, providing us with a healthy return of 460 user responses. … Continue reading

Posted in surveys, usability | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Assessment & Analytics Community of Practice “Kick Off” : A Recap

Yesterday here at Temple University Libraries we kicked off a new approach to developing our culture of assessment, an Assessment & Analytics Community of Practice discussion to which all staff were invited. The Kick Off  focused on two recent research … Continue reading

Posted in organization culture and assessment, qualitative research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Improving our Understanding of Faculty Work: Two Research Projects

Over the last couple of years, Temple librarians have engaged in two significant research projects with potential for informing our work with faculty. This week’s kickoff for the Libraries/Press Assessment Community of Practice provides an opportunity to discuss these projects … Continue reading

Posted in qualitative research, surveys | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Library Assessment Repository Project

Over the last several years, the American Library Association’s LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association) Assessment Community of Practice has been exploring community interest in a repository for library assessment resources. The repository would provide open access to survey instruments, … Continue reading

Posted in surveys | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Assessment Anytime, Anywhere

Yesterday’s staff carnival was a fun affair – lots of opportunity to meet new colleagues and learn about all the different areas of the libraries and press. Thank you Continuing Education Committee! The Library’s Assessment Committee hosted a table, nicely … Continue reading

Posted in organization culture and assessment, surveys | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Supporting the Needs of Faculty – The Research Services Forum

The Research Services Forum met last week to discuss the recent Ithaka Faculty Survey.  Ithaka S+R has conducted a survey of faculty every three years since 2000, providing libraries with a “snapshot of practices and perceptions related to scholarly communications … Continue reading

Posted in research work practice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment