2021 Law Library Student Survey
During the Spring 2021 semester, the Law Library conducted a survey asking students to comment on various aspects of the library. 452 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 highlighting relevant library services.
Below are several charts summarizing quantitative questions from the 2021 survey.
Quantitative Survey Results
Status of students who responded:
|3L/4E/4th Year Joint Degree||25.2%|
|LL.M. & SJD||13.9%|
What have you missed about not being able to access the library building?
|Study in a quiet environment||374|
|Study in a group study room||293|
|Relax between classes||196|
|Using print/physical course reserve materials||192|
|Using stand-up desks||155|
|Face-to-face interactions at the service desks (Reference and Circulation)||138|
|Check out “Cool stuff” (e.g., book stands, headphones, etc.)||81|
|Using historical and archival materials||57|
|Taking exams in the Computer Learning Center (CLC)||38|
|Using library computers||37|
Which library services offered during instructional and business continuity would you like to see continued in the future?
|Virtual research consultations||297|
|Virtual journal trainings||135|
|Virtual faculty RA trainings||110|
Did you experience any difficulty in accessing the following library resources?
|Databases (e.g., ProQuest, EBSCOhost, HeinOnline):||33||399|
|Reference Chat with a Librarian:||20||401|
Did you have difficulty in finding the following information on the library website?
|Information Related to||Yes||No|
|A research guide:||42||375|
|Business continuity services and policies:||32||387|
|Service points’ email addresses:||27||388|
|Reference Chat with a Librarian:||27||392|
|Hours of virtual services:||23||395|
Have you used either of the electronic study aids platforms available during the 2020-2021 academic year?
|West Academic Study Aids (Nutshells, Concepts and Insights, Law Stories, West Hornbooks, Gilbert Law Summaries, Sum and Substance)||215|
|Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids Library (Casenote Legal Briefs, Emanuel Law Outlines, Examples & Explanations)||173|
|I have not used either platform||138|
|I was not aware that the library provided access to electronic study aids this academic year||100|
Which study aids platform do you prefer?
|West Academic Study Aids||87|
|Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids Library||75|
Would you be interested in a 20-minute group tour of the library when on-campus learning fully resumes?
Would you be in favor of designating certain spaces within the library as “quiet study zones” and other spaces as “collaborative zones”?
|Unsure/Depends on how quiet study zones and collaborative zones are configured||95|