Be part of a select group! The Free Library invites you to help us test a new, national survey designed to learn more about reading habits and the many ways people use their public library. Starting Monday, September 17, the Free Library is participating in a beta test of Library Journal’s “Patron Profiles” new survey form. We are limited to only 500 completed surveys, after which we will remove the links. Several other libraries across the country are also trying this survey out, and results will be compiled and shared.
What is Patron Profiles? It analyzes information collected through a national sample of 2,000+ public library consumers, and is produced in partnership with Library Journal, a major periodical about library related issues, and Bowker Pubtrack Consumer, a book publishing research company. We will have access to data results from Free Library users, as well as a chance to compare our results with the other libraries participating in this survey.
We want to learn about how you use the Free Library! Please click on the link below to get started. You will be asked about 50 questions, and your responses will be confidential. The survey takes about 10 - 15 minutes to complete. (If you find you can't complete it, you will need to start it again. Sorry!)
Patron Profiles Survey Link: https://survey.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cZ9vZ1MbQZAQ1ms&Q_lang=PHIL
Please keep in mind these are questions that are being asked in several cities. This means some of the questions may not apply to services we currently offer. If you do take the survey, we would also like to hear from you about what you think of these questions.
Thanks for your help!