WSU Libraries’ Usage Survey Underway through May

WSU Libraries are conducting a multi-campus survey of library usage needs among faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in April and May. Participants will be emailed a unique link to complete the survey in one or multiple sessions. The libraries will accept completed surveys through May 31.

Participating undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing to win one of eight $25 gift cards to the Bookie. For faculty surveys, the libraries will make a donation to each campus’s food pantry based on the number of completed surveys received.

The last time that WSU Libraries surveyed the university community about library use was in 2013, according to Humanities Librarian Erin Hvizdak. Plans to send out surveys in the spring of 2020 were put on hold due to the COVID-19 shutdowns.

“We knew people’s needs had changed, but we could not have anticipated how much would change after 2020,” she said. “I am optimistic that the results of this survey will highlight some of these new needs that we may not even be aware of and help direct our decision-making when it comes to services, spaces, collections, and hiring. Regardless of what the results reveal, we will always operate under the profession’s and university’s core values of increasing access to high-quality research resources and helping students to develop lifelong information literacy skills.”

For more details, contact Hvizdak at