Surveys and Assessment
We want your feedback!
The Robert E. Kennedy Library periodically conducts surveys to get campus feedback on initiatives or new features.
In January 2012, the Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) e-mailed a survey to 20% the Cal Poly student population asking about what they want from their library. A total of 915 students responded and here are the highlights.
The Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) is the student group that advises the Library on behalf of Cal Poly students. SLAC surveyed a 25% random sample of all Cal Poly students during fall quarter 2010. A total of 946 students responded — more than 20% of the students surveyed. Their answers and comments are being used by SLAC and the Library to prioritize and plan improvements both now and in the future.
Spring 2010. From May 11 thru May 28 the Kennedy Library is conducting a Student Information Skills survey of Cal Poly undergradutates to determine whether students have acquired the information skills essential to being independent researchers; and identify any gaps in students' information skills, in order to target the Library's instructional efforts.
In spring 2009 the Kennedy Library administered a national survey, LibQUAL+, inviting feedback from Cal Poly faculty, staff and students about their satisfaction with library services, facilities, and collections.
In Winter 2009 the Library conducted a survey of over 800 current users of its interlibrary services (ILS). We had over 130 responses (16% response rate). We're already using the results to improve our services.
Previous Library Surveys
- Fall Quarter 08 Survey: Service Improvement
- 24-Hour Study Room Survey (May 2008)
- Library Service Quality (April 2008)
- LibQual (2005)
Related Surveys, Studies, and Polls
- Study of the Cal Poly Learning Commons (Michelle Hawkins-Thiel, August 2008)