Food for Thought: A survey about the UNT Libraries collections




Byrne, Sephra
Harker, Karen

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We developed the Food for Thought survey at University of North Texas Libraries to gather feedback from patrons on their usage and feelings about the library collections. Survey questions covered topics such as how often they use the library for different purposes, their usage of print and electronic monographs, how often they cannot find what they need, and how confident they are in their knowledge of what the library offers them. We were also able to look at how these answers differed by patron group. These three to five-minute, anonymous surveys were held at targeted, high-traffic locations around campus, and we offered a donut or piece of fruit as an incentive for participating. In this presentation, we will describe how we implemented this cost-effective survey and discuss the results of the survey.