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Spring 2010


The Library Commuter Survey report describes the work completed by Michelle Price, Science & Outreach Librarian, and Melissa Jadlos, Library Director, during the 2009‐2010 academic year. Beginning with the creation of the Outreach Librarian position, each year the Lavery Library has focused on one segment of the Fisher population to help connect that group to information resources, librarian expertise, and library facilities, in order to enhance their quality of life. The first year the Library worked with the Admissions Office and their Student Ambassadors, and for the second year the Library focused on Commuter Students.

The Library Commuter Survey report has been compiled from several different sources; regular meetings with commuter students via Commuter Council, data from Institutional Research, Lavery Library circulation statistics, and the results from an online Library Commuter Survey. The data is time‐sensitive and is meant to capture the essence of a Fisher Commuter student during the 2009‐2010 school year. The Institutional Research data and the library statistics were gathered in the Fall of 2009, and the Library Commuter Survey was completed in the Spring of 2010.

The Library Commuter Survey was sent to 2,453 undergraduate and graduate commuter students. There were 316 responses for a 12.9% return rate. Given the population and sample size we achieved a 95% confidence interval and a margin of error of ± 5.15%.

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