Blitstein Student Survey (Fall 2011)
An online and print survey was distributed among the students of Hebrew Theological College at Blitstein Institute during this past semester. The student survey can be viewed here. 53 responses were collected from students across all majors and progress through the program. A print version of the data can be accessed here. (Students who have not completed the survey and want to share their input can download the survey and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.) The data below was crucial to the library staff's decision-making process to provide essential library services and resources. The library staff responded to the data from the students in its programming and services. Based on the significant demand for online resources, this website was created to provide links to web resources based on subject. Our students conduct much of their resource online and it is crucial that we direct them to reliable and accurate resources. This data also indicates that students may need more instruction to access databases and professional periodicals. Bibliographic instruction sessions have been prepared to supplement the faculty's instruction as requested. Students are also able to schedule individualized research meetings with library staff. In terms of programming, the library hosted a hugely successful National Gaming Day celebration on November 12, based on the request for a game night from the students. The library will also be offering a series of career workshops in collaboration with Jewish Vocational Services to provide the necessary resources for our students as they embark on their careers. Students have been informed about all library events, according to their preferences, using Pingg, an online announcement and invitation service. This service allows the library to keep track of attendees and easily share event information with students. The library staff is responding based on this data to provide the services and resources that faculty have requested and students need.