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Library Assessment

The Assessment Committee

The purpose of the Assessment Committee is to coordinate library assessment activities across BU libraries. The Committee conducts both qualitative and quantitative research to understand faculty and student scholarly needs and to support data driven decision making in the libraries.

Below is a Google Analytics chart of BU Libraries website home page views for the Fall 2013 semester (orange line) versus the Spring 2014 semester (blue line). The horizontal axis only displays labels for 1/1/14-6/1/14 in this screen shot. You might note Spring Break and the end of the spring semester.

fall vs spring

The Committee has completed a planned cycle of three surveys of the BU community. Reports on the results of the Undergraduate Survey, the Graduate Student Survey, and the Faculty Survey are now available.

The Committee wishes to thank to all of the students and faculty who have taken our surveys. The response rates were terrific and the data and comments help drive real improvements to the BU libraries system. Listen to three BU Libraries staff members share their appreciation for your help in these videos from Debra, Shirley and Roland.