48  ·  Survey Results:  Survey Questions and Responses
Results are used internally after review by administration. They are e-mailed directly to those who may find them of
interest, or who should take action. They are also then posted to our internal intranet for access by other library staff.
Results have been shared with the library administration for inclusion in planning; Faculty of Music Library Council for
information; Faculty of Music space planning committee and architects chosen for building redesign and renovations
(Music Library is a part of a larger project). A report will be prepared for posting on the Music Library web page.
Results in the form of written reports for the focus groups and surveys were shared with library administrative team
and ultimately posted to internal library website for any interested library staff to view. Results were also shared by the
Graduate School representative to interested parties in the graduate school administration and by the IT representative
to interested parties in the campus IT administration.
Results of the usability testing and survey were shared with the Web Development Committee and the Associate Deans.
Results often show up on our suggestion board but mostly from the results of our efforts, i.e., new lab and new study
Results shared with Libraries administration and campus administration in report and proposal formats.
Results were communicated to library staff through public meetings and documents posted on the staff intranet.
Shared internally with all relevant committees, who were asked for response reports, posted on our staff web pages
for everyone internally and externally to read, shared with our Libraries Advisory Committee of teaching faculty, and
included in our annual report.
So far we have shared this only internally with other library departments, but we plan to publish something about it later
and perhaps speak at a conference.
Some results were communicated to users via e-mail feedback and a publicly accessible blog. Results were shared with
library professionals through conference presentations and published articles.
Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester.
Summary results were shared with participants in the focus groups (faculty, staff, and students). Communication
methods varied: information was posted on the library’s website; story in the student newspaper; presentations at
departmental/faculty meetings/staff meetings.
The Learning Commons design process was mentioned in the annual report and in the faculty newsletter. The story of
the Learning Commons has been communicated to donors by the York Foundation. Internal to York media (YFile) has
posted stories on the learning commons.
The related graduate school departments. The results will also be presented at various library meetings and conferences.
The results (including actions taken in response to the results) are posted to the library’s web page, shared with those
who took the survey, and communicated to all library staff, the Library Board (composed of faculty), and the Library
Student Resource Group (advisory group of students).
The results are communicated to the advisory board, library leadership, campus leaders, and at the ARL Assessment
The results have been communicated to the University of Arizona Provost (in-person presentation), to affected
instructors in the English Department, the UA Deans Council (in-person presentation), to the library at large (via e-mail),
and to the broader academic library community (through conference presentations).
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