QUT Library Student Survey now open

Want to win an iPad mini?We’re excited to announce the start of the QUT Library Student Survey, which will run from 5-26 September 2016.

What’s so exciting about it? Well, if you take part then you can enter a competition to win an iPad mini 4.

To us though, that’s not the most exciting bit – we’re actually more excited about finding out what students think about our services (really!).

We run the survey every three years and ask students about what services are important to them, and how we are performing in these services. A lot can change in three years – it’s really useful for us to find out where our students’ priorities lie in 2016 so that we can focus on these areas.

But it’s not just about that or about finding out how well we’re doing. The survey results are used to guide real improvements to library services. Student feedback from the 2013 survey led to:

  • Displaying computer availability on digital screens to make it easier to see what is available
  • Doubling the number of laptops available for loan at the Caboolture Campus Library
  • Installing extra power facilities for mobile devices
  • Installing signs in quiet study areas to help reduce noise levels

What are you waiting for, complete the survey and help us to make things even better.

Gardens Point smoke-free spaces and suggestions

Have you noticed the new seating area outside Gardens Point library? From July 1st all QUT campuses are smoke-free to promote a safe and healthy working and learning environment, so we need some help deciding what fun things we can do in the new space. 09

What activities would you like to see in the new smoke-free space outside V Block Library? Our staff have set up a fantastic collaborative blackboard complete with a box of chalk and paper flower decorations.

Already we have suggestions like: Yoga, Chess set, music, cooking classes, movie screenings. All great ideas!

Can you think of other ideas we could use the space for? Or do you have any other feedback for library services?