HS 101: Library Edition Beginning Survey Fall 2010

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1. Have you ever been to the SPHS library before?
2. If you answered YES to question 1, what brought you to the library?
3. If you answered NO to question 1, what is keeping you from coming to the library?
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4. On a scale of 1 to 5, how comfortable would you be finding a book in the SPHS library with no help from a librarian?
(1 being totally uncomfortable; 5 being you don't need any help at all)
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5. How are the fiction books in the SPHS library arranged?
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6. How are the nonfiction books in the SPHS library arranged?
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7. When you are reading a book for pleasure, which of the following formats do you prefer? (Rank your answers in order with 5 being the format you like the most and 1 being the format you like the least.)
1 (I don't like it)2345 (I love it!)N/A
I like a regular, printed book
I like to read e-books (on a handheld device like a Kindle)
I like to read books on my iPad
I like to read books on my computer
I like to listen to books (audiobooks) on CD, iPod, or other MP3 player
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8. When you are reading documents to get information for research, which of the following formats do you prefer? (Rank your answers in order with 5 being the format you like the most and 1 being the format you like the least.)
1 (I hate it.)2345 (I love it!)N/A
I like to get information from a regular, printed book.
I like to get information from the Internet on my computer.
I like to get information from a database on my computer.
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9. What was the title of the last book you read all the way through?
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10. What book are you currently reading or would like to read?
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11. If you could buy five books for the library, what would they be?
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12. Have you ever asked a member of the SPHS library staff for help?
13. If you said "yes" to question #12, how positive was your interaction with that person? (5 means very positive and 1 means awful)
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14. Do you ever visit the public library?
15. If you answered "yes" to question #14, which public library or libraries do you visit? Please check all that apply.
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16. How would you go about finding information for a World War II research project?
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17. Do you have Internet access at home?
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18. On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being extremely comfortable and 1 being totally uncomfortable, how comfortable are you using a database?
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19. Have you ever used the AVL (Alabama Virtual Library) before?
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20. Have you ever used Wikipedia for a school project?
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21. Do you trust Wikipedia and feel like you get accurate (correct) information when you use it?
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22. How many times a day do you perform a Google search?
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23. Do you always find what you need on Google?
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24. What are some things you look for to tell if a website is reliable or not? In other words, what things about a website cause you to trust the information on it?
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25. Let's pretend you are researching the life of Shakespeare for English class and your teacher or librarian gave you a list of sources to use that had the exact information you needed in them. If you had a choice, would you use the sources you were given or find the information on your own on the Internet?
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26. Have you every copied someone's work and turned it in as your own?
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27. How often do you copy/paste information from a website into a school assignment?
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28. How many of your teachers accept copy/pasted information for a graded assignment?
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29. Which of the following Web applications have you used (occasionally or on a regular basis)?
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30. List one thing the library does not have that would make you want to come in here on your own time.
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