This fall, the University libraries are participating in a nation-wide survey of first-year college students. The Research Practices Survey provides insight into the perceptions and experiences of students around library research before they start college. We plan to use the results of this survey to help us better understand which aspects of the research process to focus on in our teaching and outreach, as well as in our planning for supporting the new curriculum. The Research Practices Survey is administered through the HEDS consortium (Higher Education Data Sharing consortium).
We encourage all first-year students to participate and help us create the best library instruction program we can. All first-year students should have received an email with a link to the survey from the email address UniversityofStThomas@hedsconsortium.org. The survey will run through September 25, 2019. If you have any questions about the Research Practices Survey, please send them to Ann Zawistoski.