Artists' Books Survey

CSB/SJU Libraries, Media and Archives staff indicated an interest in gaining familiarity and expertise in using special collections as a development priority in our 2016 survey. Promoting use of special collections is also a major goal in our strategic plan. We are using the Clemens Library Artists’ Books collection as a test case for advancing use of special collections. In order to help us establish baseline levels of knowledge and identify areas for development, please respond to the following questions.

1. I know where the Artists’ Books are shelved in Clemens Library.
        
2. I am reasonably confident that I could retrieve a physical item from the Artists’ Books collection for a patron.
        
3. I can name at least one artist’s book that might be of interest to faculty in at least one department.
        
4. I am reasonably confident that I could determine whether the Library has a specific artist’s book when I know the title.
        

5. I am reasonably confident that I could determine whether the Library has artists’ books that address a topic of interest, e.g books that examine immigrant experiences.