Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (2011) 14 p.


User satisfaction and maximum use of library services and resources have become important topic for libraries. Many libraries, especially university libraries, are focusing on evaluation of user needs and satisfaction. User surveys can provide better understanding of user perception of service quality. Providing high quality reference service is not easy, and it needs regular feedback and assessment. In Pakistan, very few studies are conducted on the status of reference services, and there is no data available on user satisfaction with reference services of university libraries. The purpose of this survey is to get the broad understanding of user perception of and satisfaction with reference services. The survey is limited to all public sector university libraries (N=10) of the Punjab province (Pakistan) having a reasonable collection, staff, and separate reference section, as well as a reference librarian.