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 addi¬ tional 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.
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Simpson, Carl; Clark, Linda D. (Linda Darlene); and McKinney, Gary (Gary Russell), "Student Demand for Extended Library Hours" (1996). Office of Survey Research. 567.