As many of you know, the DuFour Law Library recently conducted a survey to determine how you, the law students, perceive library services and facilities. First, we want to thank you for your participation in the survey. We were very pleased with the response rate; a total of 271 students participated in the survey, over 31% of the total law school student population. In particular, we would like to extend a note of gratitude to the graduating students who responded. As a graduate you may not directly benefit from the results of the survey; however, by participating you are helping to make the Library and the Law School a better facility for future CUA law students. Second, we want you to know that the responses you provided are taken very seriously. In addition to compiling your responses to the questions we have also read each and every comment submitted. Comments are very helpful to us as we analyze survey results. As soon as we assimilated the results of the survey a number of senior library staff met to discuss how we can respond, both in the short term and in the long term, to the issues that are of concern to you. This document outlines those issues and details our plan to address them.
Overall we are very pleased to report that most of you rated library services (Circulation and Reference) as either excellent or very good. In addition, you provided very encouraging feedback on the library's print and online resources, both of which elicited mostly excellent or very good responses. From your responses and comments we know that a number of students are unaware of our online databases and would appreciate further instruction on the various resources available. Turning to the Library as a facility, all aspects of the facility received a higher percentage of positive ratings than negative. However, we are aware that temperature continues to be a problem, as well as the need for more comfortable seating. All of these points, together with a number of other issues and our responses to them, are discussed in greater detail below.
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