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Assessment in the MIT Libraries: MIT Library surveys

A guide to the MIT Libraries' activities related to continuous assessment and improvement.

About the MIT Libraries Surveys

For the past 15 years, the MIT Libraries has undertaken major surveys of faculty, undergraduates, graduate students and research staff every three years, with the goal of gathering information about the Libraries' services in order to improve them.

The Libraries administered its fifth triennial survey in November 2017.  Previous surveys are linked to the tabs above, underneath the tab for this page.

Survey instruments available on these pages are offered under Creative Commons Attribution license. For more information, contact us through our Ask Us service.

2017 Library Survey

The most recent MIT Libraries Survey was conducted in November 2017. The Libraries' triennial survey provides us with the data we need to continually improve our collections and services, and to anticipate emerging needs of MIT faculty, students, and staff. This year's survey was entirely overhauled from previous years, allowing us to focus on potential future services and needs, rather than documenting how the library is used now. We also expanded our respondent pool to include all staff other than library staff, as well as faculty, students, and teaching staff.

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