2012 Chemistry Library Survey Results

Survey Dates: March 5-9, 2012

Library patrons were asked the following: What are you doing in the library today? See the survey for more details. Patrons were asked to check all answers that applied. The survey was adminstered throughout the week, and 365 responses received.

Numbers represent the total marks in response to questions in the survey. The first six questions allowed multiple responses, and percentages reflect a total greater than the number of users surveyed in most cases.

What are you doing in the library today?

Homework
213
36%
Preparing for class / studying
163
28%
Taking a Break
61
10%
Social Networking - Facebook, email, etc.
51
9%
Academic Reading
33
6%
Writing a paper
27
5%
Reading reserve material
21
4%
Picking up a book I requested
9
1%
Other
8
1%
Total Responses
586

 

Write-in answers (“Other” above): Holding office hours, other, Midterm in an hour, for a group project, Grading homework, Mentoring, Office hours, Borrow a book.


How long do you plan to be here?

Between 1 and 2 hours
125
32%
Less than 1 hour
102
27%
Between classes
93
24%
Longer than 2 hours
65
17%
Total Responses
385

 


Why did you choose the Chemistry Library?

It's convenient
234
32%
It's close to my classes
207
29%
I like the space
174
24%
I needed the computer or printer
60
8%
I'm using course reserves
40
6%
I'm using the print collection
9
1%
Other
1
0.3%
Total Responses
726

 

Write-in answers (“Other” above): Scifinder, It has the book I want.


If the Chemistry Library weren't here, where would you go instead?


Student Union
139
32%
Grainger Engineering Library
114
26%
Undergraduate Library
86
20%
I don't know
58
14%
Local coffee shop
22
5%
Other Locations
14
3%
Total Responses
395

 

Write-in answers ("Other Locations" above):

ACES
Bio Library/Learning Center
CHBE computer lab
CHBE lab upstairs
CLC
CLS
Edx
empty classroom
Eng hall
Grainger is too crowded. Undergrad is too loud.
Hallway
I would cry :(
Main Library
Med School Library

 

My favorite part(s) of the Chemistry Library is(are) the


Big tables in the back
139
24%
Study carrels on the north wall
136
23%
Computers on the east side
110
19%
Small study rooms
96
16%
Comfy seating
89
15%
Conference room
15
3%
Other
3
0.8%
Total Responses
539

 

Write-in responses (“Other” above): Books, quiet, Book collection.

About how frequently do you use the print book or journal collection in the Chemistry Library (NOT RESERVES)?


I don't use the print collection
220
60%
Once a semester
65
18%
Once a month
41
11%
Once a week
33
9%
Daily
6
2%
Total Responses
365

 

I am in the Chemistry Library:


Weekly
176
52%
Daily
81
24%
Every other week
37
11%
Monthly
19
5%
Rarely
26
8%
Total Responses
339

 

I am a:


Male
187
55%
Female
155
45%
Total Responses
342
Junior
98
29%
Sophomore
85
25%
Senior
85
25%
Freshman
44
13%
Grad Student
24
7%
Faculty
1
0.3%
Total Responses
337

 

My home department is:


School of Chemical Sciences (Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering)
189
56%
Life Sciences (Molecular and Cellular Biology, Integrative Biology, Biochemistry)
67
20%
Other LAS
25
7%
Engineering
30
9%
ACES
6
2%
College of Media
6
2%
College of Applied Health
6
2%
College of Business
4
1%
Other
4
1%
N/A
2
0.6%
Total Responses
309

 

What improvements would you like to see in the Chemistry Library?


More computers
76
Laptops to check out for use in library
54
More electrical outlets
44
Other improvements (Write-in Responses)
Longer hours
31
Nothing/Fine as is
23
More study rooms
12
More desks
10
More large tables
8
Warmer
4
More comfy seating
3
More tables
8
Trash cans
2
Other
23

 

For a full list of write-in responses, see the Suggestions page.

If I could change one thing about the Chemistry Library, it would be:


Nothing 43
More hours 42
More small study rooms 12
Changes to chairs 8
Bigger/more space 6
Noise management (Quieter/Designated talking zones) 6
Change computer chairs 7
Make it warmer 5
More large tables 4
More carrels 3
Other 27

 

For a full list of all responses written in, see the Suggestions page.