Library, Hours, Demand, Student, 1996, extension, concern, request, Wilson, facility, facilities, safety
The goal of this brief issue of Focus is.to report our findings concerning the relative student demand for various possible extensions of library hours. Western's libraries have received requests and suggestions concerning the extension of library hours. The need to balance service to Western students against the cost of extending Wilson Library's operating hours called for additional information. At the request of the Acting Director of Libraries, Marian Alexander, the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing and the Office of Survey Research undertook a brief survey to examine the likely value to students of various possible additions to library hours. More precisely, a special set of items was in our most recent survey (see Methods below) That survey did not provide a representative sample of Western students and should not, therefore, be taken as a completely accurate gauge of demand for different additions to library hours. However, the survey is adequate to give a useful approximation of the student body's relative valuation of the alternative library hour expansions put forth in the survey.
Digital object produced by Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University, and made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Library use studies--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Academic libraries--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Use studies; Academic libraries--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Statistics; College students--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Statistics
Simpson, Carl; Clark, Linda D. (Linda Darlene); and McKinney, Gary (Gary Russell), "Student Demand for Extended Library Hours" (1996). Office of Institutional Effectiveness. 567.
This resource is provided for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. For more information about rights or obtaining copies of this resource, please contact University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries.