Library Life Pulse is a student and academic staff user experience survey that helps university libraries to understand the changing needs, behaviours and experiences of their users. Our community of members use the intelligence and insight from the Pulse to drive positive changes in their services, and increase their impact on students’ lives.
Why join Library Life Pulse?
Libraries operate in a complex and fast evolving higher education environment with library users’ needs and behaviours changing, alongside significant pressures on finance and resources. Libraries need to ensure they are able to respond proactively, smartly and proportionately to the changes they face. Library Life Pulse helps you do this in the following ways:
How does the Library Life Pulse user experience survey work?
At the heart of the Library Life Pulse is an online, customisable, questionnaire designed by student experience experts working in partnership with university libraries. One of the key benefits of Library Life Pulse is that the modular questionnaire can be tailored to your users and aligned with your strategic priorities. A set of core questions make up the benchmark question set:
In addition to the core questions, your survey will be tailored to your strategy and particular requirements by drawing on our extensive set of modules.
What library users are covered?
Library Life Pulse has questions and tailored language for the four most common university library users:
Undegraduate students Postgraduate taught students Postgraduate research students Faculty and academic staff
What reporting options are there?
Which Libraries are members and what are the community and benchmarking benefits?
Alterline’s unique collaborative model brings universities together to work on common challenges and build communities of innovative practice. Joining the Pulse community means you will have access to opportunities to network, share ideas and build links with other institutions at Pulse workshops. Each year, we’ll produce a benchmarking report showing your core results against other community members to facilitate shared learning.
The following university libraries are currently part of the Library Life Pulse Community.
Is Library Life Pulse avaiable in my country?
Library Life Pulse is currently being used in the United Kindom and America and operates in English. We are keen to broaden our community of libraries and would love to hear from universities from around the world who might be interested in using the Pulse to benefit their libraries .
What does it cost?
The Pulse is available in three packages: light, core and enhanced. The packages mean there is an option suitable for any library, irrespective of your size and budget. Please contact us for more information about pricing using the contact details below.