60  ·  Survey Results:  Survey Questions And Responses
Surveys (print and online).
The public programming team has developed a survey which is distributed at events.
The Russell Library uses paper and electronic surveys at some of its public programs.
Usage statistics of collections related to program/exhibition topic. Web statistics for virtual components. Attendance at
events. Event evaluations completed by those in attendance. Donations of cash. Donations of materials related to the
exhibit, lecture, program, etc. focus.
Visitor counts and collection statistics.
We had a questionnaire for attendees to fill out after a symposium; that was our first and so far only attempt to formally
assess this. We do notice if there is an increase in use of a particular collection after a related event.
We have given audience surveys after events as part of the requirements for grant-funded projects.
We note number of attendees and any increase in number of reference questions. But there is no formal evaluation
measure used.
Wisconsin Oral History Day blog. Course evaluations. Guest/comment books. Anecdotal reports.
18. Has this evaluation led to any changes in how special collections uses events to engage the
university community? N=53
Yes 21 40%
No 32 60%
If yes, please briefly describe what changed.
Additional publicity.
Changes included adjusting times for specific events to better meet the needs of students and faculty, and identifying
future exhibitions and events.
Comments have caused us to alter where and how we advertise, who we invite to speak, choice of venue.
Future programming. Make events more interactive.
Has helped further focus marketing strategies.
Have offered new courses in succeeding years.
Increased service hours for Wednesday night and Saturday. Increased number of exhibits. Student internships created.
More focus on cultural programs and collaborations or partnerships with donors, local organizations.
Offering more events and expanding advertising of such events.
Our principally informal evaluation guides our thinking about future or additional events to address directly the
expressed needs of those who are motivated to express them.
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