Faculty Library Survey (Fall 2011)
An online and print survey was distributed among all the faculty of Hebrew Theological College during this past semester. The faculty survey can be viewed here. 17 responses were collected, across the Speech, Psychology, English, Education, Bible, Business, Science, and History departments. A print version of the data can be accessed here. (Faculty who have not completed the survey and want to share their input can download the survey and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.) In addition to collecting quantitative data, respondents were also able to provide comments and suggestions for improvement. Respondents suggested the following improvements: increase inter-library loan resources, access to new sources, enhanced professional development and curricular collections, instruction on reciprocal agreements, improved AV materials for the sciences and history, library tours, career resources, and instruction in evaluating online sources and information. The faculty also expressed their appreciation for the library staff's time, effort, expertise, and assistance. They found the reorganization of the Blitstein Library to be a helpful endeavor. They also found the renewed reciprocal relationships with Loyola and Spertus to be of great importance. This data is crucial to providing essential library and professional development resources. The library staff is responding based on this data to provide the services and resources that faculty have requested and students need.