Library User Questionnaire

Thanks to all who received our Library user questionnaire and who responded. We received responses from across the spectrum of CSHL’s communities and disciplines.

And the Kindle Winners are;


Jo Leondardo & Robert Aboukhalil


Check out our catalog for library   kindles with pre-installed books.

Thanks also for the thoughtful feedback with possible tweaks to our services, and ideas for possible new services. We received an average overall satisfaction rating of 4.3 / 5 from our 62 respondents.


Outcomes from our survey include;

  • Top five frequently utilized library resources;

o Open-access databases

o Online journals

o EZproxy/vpn

o Proprietary databases

o Online protocols

  • Overall feedback we gathered from responses;

o Provide as much as possible of the most used resources (e.g., online journals).

o Provide/facilitate more ways to capture and share the knowledge generated at the Lab.

o Provide a modest amount of training/assistance, focusing on use of library resources.

o Provide a modest amount of other programming (clubs, events, etc.), with those focusing on the interests of the community (journal clubs, popular science, history of the lab/history of science) being most important.

o Institutional Repository service would be valuable but content, access, and type of services need to be defined.