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The Faculty and Staff Study is the third phase of a three-part research project by the University of Iowa Libraries. The study was designed to assess faculty and staff satisfaction with library-wide services and resources. The purpose of this study is to obtain objective, quantifiable information from the faculty and staff at the University of Iowa regarding library services and resources.

The objectives of the Faculty and Staff Study were: to ascertain and understand how faculty and staff access library resources and services; to ascertain what library services, resources, collections and facilities faculty and staff use for study, teaching and research; to ascertain faculty and staff perceptions of library resources and services; to ascertain how satisfied faculty and staff are with library resources and services; to identify unmet needs and areas for improvement.


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