Young Adult Mail Survey Example

The Library would like to know how it could best serve students in the community. Please answer this survey as best you can, based on your feelings and experiences. You will be asked to either circle a number or check one or more boxes. Please answer all of the questions.

Your answers will be included with the answers of all of the middle and high school students in the community. The results will help the library understand how it can provide the best services and programs for you and your classmates.

1. Do you have a card for the Library? (Circle one)

Yes | No


2. About how often do you use the Library? (Check one answer below)
Daily
Once or twice a week
Once or twice a month
Less than once a month
Never

(If you answered "never," then continue on with question 2a.; otherwise skip to question 3.)

2a. If you don't presently use the Library, is it becauseā€¦ (Check as many answers as apply)
It's not convenient
I go to another library
I don't have transportation to get there
I don't know what's in the library
I prefer other sources of information. Such as my computer at home
I don't have the time
I don't have a reason to use the library
Parking at the library is difficult
Please write any other reasons below:
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3. On a scale where "1" is poor and "5" is excellent, please rate the Library. If you have not used the Library for that reason in the last year, circle "NU" for not used.
Books for personal reading

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Books for school projects

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Music tapes

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Books on tape/CD

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Videocassettes/DVDs

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Music CDs

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Job and college information

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Reference materials, such as books, encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers in the library

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Reference materials on the computer

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Computers to access the Internet

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Studying after school hours

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Young adult programs and services

1

2

3

4

5

NU

Copy machine

1

2

3

4

5

NU


3a. Are you aware that there is a Young Adult Librarian on the Library staff? (Circle one)

Yes | No


3b. Overall, how would you rate the Library on a scale where "1" is poor and "5" is excellent? (Circle one)

1

2

3

4

5


4. If the Library could offer any of the following services, please check how often you would use each service. (Check the appropriate box for each service)

Very often

Often

Sometimes

Rarely/Never

Space reserved just for students
A place where all the reference material you need is available by subject matter
New technologies such as DVDs
A computer in your school library that gives you direct access to what's in the public library
Transportation to the library
Group study area
More quiet space for study in the library

5. Would you participate in the following special programs? (Check each you would use)

Yes

No

Orientation on the SAT's
Course on available library resources and how to use them

6. What other services would you like to see the Library offer that it does not offer now? (Please write your answers below)
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Sources of Information

7. Please check all the sources you use for your school assignments. Then check the one way you use most often to get information.

Which do you use? (Check all that apply)

Which is the one source you use most often?

Library
My school library
Book stores
The Internet
Computer CD-ROMS and disks at home
Magazines and newspapers
Radio and TV

8a. Do you use any public libraries, other than the Library?
A. Yes B. No

If you don't use any other libraries, please skip to question 9.

8b. Which public libraries other than the Library do you use? (Please name other public libraries used.) Why have you used each of these other libraries?

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8c. Why have you used these other libraries? (CHECK ALL REASONS THAT APPLY)
Convenient
Better selection of books for personal reading
Better selection of books for school projects
Better selection of music tapes
Better selection of books on tape
Better selection of videos/DVDs
Better selection of CDs
Better job and college information
More reference materials on the computers
More computers to get on the Internet
Special space for studying in the library after school hours
Young adult programs
Copy machine

9. Listed below are ways that you could get information about the services and programs offered by the Library. Please rate your interest in each on the scale where "1" is not at all interested and "5" is very interested. (CIRCLE ONE NUMBER FOR EACH WAY YOU COULD GET INFORMATION)
Ways to get information

Not at all interested > > > Very interested

Web site

1

2

3

4

5

Library newsletter

1

2

3

4

5

Flyers

1

2

3

4

5

Posters on school bulletin boards

1

2

3

4

5

E-Mail

1

2

3

4

5

Presentation in your school

1

2

3

4

5


10. Which school do you attend?(CIRCLE ONE)
A. High School B. Middle School

11. Tell us about yourself.
Female
 
Male
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Age:
Less than 12
12-13
14-15
16-17
18
Over 18

12. Which languages, other than English, are spoken in your home? (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)
Spanish   Greek   Korean   Italian  
Vietnamese   Russian   French   Farci  
Japanese   German   Hebrew   Chinese  
Portuguese   Hindi   None   Other (specify) __________  

Thank you for your participation in this survey!

The above is based on an actual survey conducted for a library in the Nassau Library System.


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