Counting U starts 7/26

Counting U: Assessing What Really Counts for University Libraries is a new lunchtime series focused on Library assessment. The series is open to all faculty and staff and provides a regular forum to learn about, share, and discuss current trends and best practices in library assessment.

The monthly series will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month, with the location rotating between Daley and LHS. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

Web Surveys 101, the first in the series, is scheduled on two days, July 26 (Daley Library) and July 28 (LHS-C and e-rooms).  The content is the same for both sessions

Web Surveys 101: Best Practices in Web Survey Design
Tuesday, July 26th (Room 1-470 – Daley Classroom) at NOON
Thursday, July 28th (LHS 303) at NOON  and via e-rooms

Web surveys have quickly become a popular, fast and easy way to conduct research and learn about users. However, the ease of creating online surveys doesn’t always correlate to their success. Poor survey design can yield low response rates, unrepresentative samples and incomplete questionnaires. Creating a focused, logical and unbiased web survey that yields meaningful information can be achieved by keeping a few basic design principles in mind. Join Sandy DeGroote and Allison Holton for this presentation on best practices for successful web survey design.

Prior approval is needed from your supervisor and department head to attend this event. As always, please check with your supervisor and the department head to make sure there is adequate coverage.

For more information, please contact Allison Holton,, 312-413-9403.