In Jan 2012, Bishop Library conducted a survey of full-time and adjunct faculty using Survey Monkey. The survey URL was sent to 232 faculty. Twenty-two percent (52) of the faculty responded to the survey, with the majority of the responses coming from full-time faculty.
Faculty from sixteen departments participated in the survey: Art & Art History, Biology, Business & Economics, Chemistry, Digital Communications, Education, English, History & Political Science, Languages, Mathematical Sciences, Music, Philosophy & Religion, Physical Therapy, Physics, Psychology, and Sociology.
Faculty responded to questions in the following three areas:
- Library Services & Resources
- ILLiad Interlibrary Loan
- Information Literacy
Library Services & Resources: Faculty rated how satisfied they were with various general library services as well as resources specific to their discipline. A majority of the faculty respondents were completely or mostly satisfied with the library services and resources.
ILLiad Interlibrary Loan: Fifty-six percent of the faculty respondents have used the new ILLiad Interlibrary Loan interface. A majority of the faculty agreed or strongly agreed that it is easier to submit Interlibrary Loan requests; that the requests are completed accurately; that the materials are received in a timely manner; and that the materials support their research needs.
Information Literacy: Faculty answered a series of questions concerning Information literacy skills in their classes. Eighty-five percent of the faculty respondents stated that they have a clear understanding of information literacy skills.
Eight-nine percent said that they do require information literacy skills in some of their classes, and for a majority of the faculty, those skills are taught either by themselves or a librarian. For classes taught by librarians, sixty-three percent said that the students were more information literate after the session.