Online Survey for Library

From 21 April to 5 May the four AMY Regional Libraries will conduct an online survey to find out how our patrons use the libraries’ computers and Internet connections and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the libraries improve their technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the Internet within the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Those who complete the survey can submit their names separate from their responses and be placed in a drawing to receive 1 or 6 $25 gift certificates or forgiveness for all overdue fines from their local library.
The Impact Survey is the result of a successful research initiative from the University of Washington with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2009, the University of Washington Information School conducted Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries, which was the first large-scale investigation of the ways U.S. library patrons use computers and the Internet at public libraries, why they use it, and how it impacts their lives. The study was instrumental in providing evidence that access to the Internet at U.S. public libraries has a profound and measurable impact on individuals and communities.
The Impact Survey is coordinated by the University of Washington Information School. For more information about the Impact Survey, inquire one of our libaries or visit
You can support your library by accessing the web survey from your library’s computers or anywhere from the AMY library website between 21 April and 5 May. Paper surveys will be available at your local library if you need one.

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