[Libs-Or] FW: Electronic Resources for Library STAFF: Survey Report and Complete Results

MaryKay Dahlgreen marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us
Mon Feb 14 15:33:25 PST 2011

Last month I forwarded the results of a survey for library users that the Washington State Library conducted in anticipation of their new database contract, below are the results of the survey for library staff. Again, interesting results.

From: Ferrari, Ahniwa [mailto:ahniwa.ferrari at sos.wa.gov]
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 1:55 PM
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Subject: [slas-l] Electronic Resources for Library STAFF: Survey Report and Complete Results

[apologies for cross-posting; here is the follow-up to our previous report on our survey for library users]

In approaching a new contract for statewide database licensing in Washington State, we decided to create two surveys, one for staff at libraries of all types throughout Washington, and another for the users of public libraries in Washington. The following results comprise a summary of that first survey for public library staff.

The survey was administered by word of mouth and via email lists, in addition to being linked through the Washington State Library website and highlighted on the WSL blog. W encouraged all types of library staff, from all types of libraries, to respond this survey, in the hope that we could determine how library databases are being used and valued in a number of contexts. This summary aggregates responses and comments from all users that started the survey. 588 library staff started the survey, with 74.1% (436 library staff) completing it.

Interested parties may download the report (pdf) and complete results (xls) below:

*         Electronic Resources for Library Staff - Survey Report and Analysis<http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/library/libraries/projects/sdl/Electronic%20Resources%20for%20Library%20Staff%20-%20Survey%20Report%20and%20Analysis%20-%202010.pdf>

*         Electronic Resources for Library Staff - Complete Survey Results with Comments<http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/library/libraries/projects/sdl/Electronic%20Resources%20for%20Library%20Staff%20-%20Complete%20Survey%20Results%20with%20Comments%20-%20Washington%20State%20Library%20-%202010.xls>

If the links above aren't working for you, you may find all the appropriate information and files on our SDL home page located here:



Ahniwa Ferrari
Online Resources Consultant, Library Development
Washington State Library | Office of the Secretary of State
360-570-5587 | toll-free: 866-538-4996 | fax: 360-586-7575
ahniwa.ferrari at sos.wa.gov

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