During the Spring 2016 semester, the Law Library conducted a survey asking students to comment on various aspects of the library. 245 students responded. This is valuable input, and we want to thank everybody who completed the survey.

We reviewed all feedback, and we continue to use this to guide future projects. Here’s a page showing a summary of some projects completed during the Summer of 2016 in response to previous student input.

Below are several charts summarizing quantitative questions from the 2016 survey.

Quantitative Survey Results

Status of students who responded:

1L/1E/2E 32%
2L/3E 29%
3L/4E/4th Year Joint Degree 24%
LL.M. & SJD 16%

Reasons for visiting the Law Library:

Answers Wolff Williams
Study in a quiet environment 156 213
Study in a group study room 140 153
Check out books 54 139
Research for class, journal, moot court 54 134
Use a scanner 63 127
Use class reserve materials 7 120
Retrieve Lexis/personal/ printouts or photocopying 50 103
Attend a research class 14 100
Check out “Cool stuff” (e.g., chargers, USB drives.) 39 97
Research assistance 28 93
Use a library computer 69 80
Relax between classes 41 65
Research for work 24 42
Conduct historical and archival research 6 20

Level of satisfaction with online chat with a librarian:

Very Satisfied 69
Mostly Satisfied 31
Neutral 18
Dissatisfied 3
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 19
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 80

Level of satisfaction with reference consultations:

Very Satisfied 50
Mostly Satisfied 33
Neutral 22
Dissatisfied 3
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 8
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 104

Level of satisfaction with reference assistance:

Very Satisfied 57
Mostly Satisfied 52
Neutral 21
Dissatisfied 2
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 2
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 85

Level of satisfaction with research guides:

Very Satisfied 59
Mostly Satisfied 66
Neutral 34
Dissatisfied 2
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 10
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 47

Level of satisfaction with online tutorials:

Very Satisfied 42
Mostly Satisfied 65
Neutral 34
Dissatisfied 2
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 10
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 65

Level of satisfaction with Treatise Finders on the Georgetown Law Library website:

Very Satisfied 35
Mostly Satisfied 32
Neutral 28
Dissatisfied 1
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 38
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 83

Level of satisfaction with reference assistance via email:

Very Satisfied 39
Mostly Satisfied 24
Neutral 30
Dissatisfied 3
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 20
Aware of But Have Not Used Service 104

Level of satisfaction with service at the circulation desks:

Very Satisfied 106
Mostly Satisfied 80
Neutral 16
Dissatisfied 2
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 1
Aware of but Have not Used Service 25

Level of satisfaction with past exams:

Very Satisfied 63
Mostly Satisfied 114
Neutral 29
Dissatisfied 11
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 1
Aware of but Have not Used Service 11

Level of satisfaction with course materials:

Very Satisfied 61
Mostly Satisfied 100
Neutral 27
Dissatisfied 4
Very Dissatisfied 3
Unaware of Service 4
Aware of but Have not Used Service 32

Level of satisfaction with group study rooms:

Very Satisfied 75
Mostly Satisfied 103
Neutral 25
Dissatisfied 5
Very Dissatisfied 2
Unaware of Service 1
Aware of but Have not Used Service 19

Level of satisfaction with library computers:

Very Satisfied 55
Mostly Satisfied 80
Neutral 38
Dissatisfied 10
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 0
Aware of but Have not Used Service 42

Level of satisfaction with obtaining materials from other libraries:

Very Satisfied 56
Mostly Satisfied 48
Neutral 31
Dissatisfied 7
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 10
Aware of but Have not Used Service 76

Level of satisfaction with photocopy services:

Very Satisfied 48
Mostly Satisfied 68
Neutral 32
Dissatisfied 12
Very Dissatisfied 3
Unaware of Service 5
Aware of but Have not Used Service 61

Level of satisfaction with printing services:

Very Satisfied 55
Mostly Satisfied 86
Neutral 34
Dissatisfied 29
Very Dissatisfied 8
Unaware of Service 1
Aware of but Have not Used Service 16

Level of satisfaction with scanning services:

Very Satisfied 77
Mostly Satisfied 74
Neutral 25
Dissatisfied 9
Very Dissatisfied 2
Unaware of Service 3
Aware of but Have not Used Service 38

Level of satisfaction with GULLiver:

Very Satisfied 66
Mostly Satisfied 76
Neutral 34
Dissatisfied 6
Very Dissatisfied 1
Unaware of Service 16
Aware of but Have not Used Service 29

Level of satisfaction with the Library’s collection of print materials:

Very Satisfied 63
Mostly Satisfied 60
Neutral 46
Dissatisfied 6
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 4
Aware of but Have not Used Service 49

Level of satisfaction with the Library’s collection of electronic databases:

Very Satisfied 89
Mostly Satisfied 82
Neutral 31
Dissatisfied 2
Very Dissatisfied 0
Unaware of Service 4
Aware of but Have not Used Service 19

What users are looking for when visiting the Library’s website:

Past exams 178
Reserve group study rooms 147
Search for books 147
Library hours 117
Library research guides 105
Find journal articles 100
General research on a topic 95
Access to databases 93
Online chat with a reference librarian 84
Request materials from other libraries 72
Map of library 56
Historical and archival resources 22
Telephone numbers 21
Library policies 16
Suggestions of other resources to add 3