“Maximizing Value,” by Lola Alapo. Quest: Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity, Spring 2013: 10-13.
“What is the Value of the Academic LIbrary?” by Gayle Baker and Regina Mays. Library Development Review, 2011-2012.
Assessment Reports and Publications
The Libraries’ have administered LibQual+ a standard measure developed by the Association of Research Libraries in 2013, 2009, 2006, 2004, and 2002. LibQual+ has been conducted with over 1 million users at over 1000 libraries around the world.
Website User Focus Groups
General User Needs Studies
UT Libraries periodically conducts studies to better understand specific user needs.
- 2009 In-Library User Survey
- 2000 Libraries User Survey
- 1998 Libraries User Survey
- 1994 Needs Assessment
Exam Extended Hours Reports
Each semester during final exams, the UT Libraries extends its hours of operation. These reports summarize the usage statistics and patron suggestions collected during the extended hours period.