Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Patrons Give CMC High Marks

As part of a mathematics class assignment, Dana M. Wood, a library student worker, administered a written survey about Hunter’s Curriculum Materials Center—home to our CD, DVD/VHS, and educational materials collections. Administered in November 2006, the survey was completed by 124 randomly selected patrons—92 undergraduates, 2 graduate students, 19 faculty, 10 library personnel, and 1 NC Resident/Visitor. Here are some results:

- 8 respondents visited the CMC for the first time; 116 had visited previously
- 66 respondents came for class purposes; 69 for leisure
- 101 respondents use the CMC at least once a week
- All 124 respondents found the CMC staff helpful
- 59 respondents spent 15 min or less at the CMC; 42 respondents spent 30 minutes; 13 respondents spent 45 min to 1 hour; the rest either spent more than an hour, or were unsure of time spent on each visit

These statistics reaffirm that the CMC’s resources are being used for academic as well as personal development purposes. As you can see, the vast majority of our respondents use the CMC frequently, and feel that their needs are accommodated. It is also clear that while many people stop by for quick transactions, others spend a leisurely hour or longer with their favorite music or film!

We thank the students, faculty, staff and community members who participated in the survey. Special thanks also to Dana for incorporating her class experience with our assessment efforts. For more information about CMC resources and services, visit http://www.wcu.edu/library/finding/curriculum.htm.