U of L Pre-Veterinary Student wins iPad for Completing Survey

For completing a survey about his use of the University of Louisville Libraries, freshman Owen Powell was awarded an iPad Air 2.

Powell was drawn at random for completing the biennial survey, which helps the University Libraries determine how to better serve students and support their success.

“I really like the library; it’s been helpful for me this past year,” he said.

2. Dean Fox, Owen Powell, Melissa Lanning

University Libraries Dean Bob Fox, Owen Powell, and Associate Dean Melissa Laning

His favorite place to study in Ekstrom Library is a table on the second floor by the windows overlooking the quad.

“One day we got there just as it started snowing,” he said. “We sat and studied and watched it pile up all day. It was great.”

A pre-veterinary major, Powell was raised on a farm near Independence, Kentucky, and has experience giving shots to animals, and helping with the family’s herd of goats.

Melissa Laning, Associate Dean of Assessment, presented the iPad to Powell in Libraries Dean Robert E. Fox, Jr.’s office on March 10.

“We depend on students to give us feedback on our services, so that we can adjust and make sure we’re supporting them,” said Laning.

Maurini Strub, User Experience and Assessment Librarian, said some 1,998 students (764 undergraduate and 1,234 graduate) and 511 faculty had completed the 2016 survey. The Libraries has partnered with Institutional Effectiveness since 2012 to administer the survey, which seeks information on participants’ use and satisfaction with library spaces, services and resources.

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