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MISO Survey Comes to L&C

February 11, 2013

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This month, Information Technology and Watzek Library will participate in the national Measuring Information System Outcomes (MISO) Survey. This annual survey measures how faculty, staff and students view library and computing services in higher education. As a participant we will also receive Lewis & Clark-specific results.

This survey will be sent to all CAS, Grad, and Common Services faculty and staff and a select group of undergraduate students on February 14th. We encourage you to complete the survey as soon as possible as it will only be open for two weeks. The survey will take just 12-15 minutes to complete.

The MISO Survey was originally developed in 2004 at Bryn Mawr College. The initial survey results greatly aided their department in identifying areas where services could be improved. Other colleges expressed interest in the survey and a MISO Survey team was formed to create a common survey across many campuses that would allow each institution to not only look at their results, but also compare their results to those of similar institutions. Over the course of the survey, 61 institutions have participated, and 34 will participate this year.

Your participation is crucial! As we work to best utilize our campus resources, it is essential for us to understand what services are important to the campus community. It will also help us to understand in which service areas we need improvement. Look for the MISO survey to arrive in your inbox this Valentine’s Day.