University Libraries to conduct graduate and professional student survey

March 11, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University Libraries will conduct a survey of graduate and professional students on a range of topics, including library resource use, perceptions of service, and current and future needs. The survey will run from March 18 to April 15 and will be administered in partnership with the national research organization Ithaka S+R.

This is the first large-scale survey of graduate and professional students conducted by the University Libraries. The results will inform service, space and resource planning and will enable Libraries faculty and staff to make targeted enhancements based on student needs.

A sample of graduate and professional students received an email invitation to participate in the survey on Monday, March 18.

For each completed response received, the University Libraries will donate $2 to the Lion’s Pantry, the student food pantry serving the University Park campus to help students experiencing food insecurity.

For more information about the survey, contact Steve Borrelli, head of library assessment, at or 814-863-1908.

Last Updated March 19, 2019