To get a better handle on resource usage — who and why — a survey will appear when users log in to the Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s (HS/HSL) resources in April. The survey, which will pop up randomly three times every day at different times throughout the month, will ask the following questions:
- What is the user’s status: faculty, staff, or student?
- With what school or unit the user is affiliated?
- What is purpose for the use (research, assignments)?
M.J. Tooey, associate vice president for academic affairs and executive director of the HS/HSL, explained, “We are hoping this survey will not be too intrusive, but it is critical during these times of budget and resources cuts to get a good picture of who is using HS/HSL resources.”