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Student Wins $100.00 for Submitting Library Website Survey

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
December 16th, 2010

Anthony Larijani submitted a WVU Libraries website user survey and was chosen at random from over eleven-hundred participants to win the drawing for a one-hundred dollar Visa gift card.

The Libraries Web Team ran the survey during October and November. The survey asked the users what they like and dislike about using the Libraries website. The Libraries will use the responses to improve the site for the users.

Larijani is an in-state student from Charleston and the recipient of a PROMISE scholarship, which helped influence his choice to attend WVU. He is a Finance major and enthusiastic follower of the Mountaineers football and basketball teams. Larijani said “I like coming to the downtown library because it provides an excellent study environment. The library provides a place for me to come and study with limited distractions. The libraries website provides access to numerous databases. These databases enable students to use credible sources of information when writing research papers.”

In addition, he appreciates the Libraries efforts to get the students’ feedback about the site in order to make changes and improve library web services: “The libraries survey is a great way to receive feedback from the student community. Students are the most frequent users of the library as well as its website. Their input allows the University to make the necessary enhancements to maintain this great source of information.” Larijani plans “to use the money to do some holiday shopping for friends and family. The extra money really comes in handy this time of year.” He recommends completing library surveys: “Take five minutes out of your day to give the librarians your feedback. You might even be rewarded for your input.”

Photo of prize winner
Web Services Librarian Beth Toren hands the prize of a one-hundred dollar Visa gift card to Anthony Larijani. He won the drawing for the prize from over 1,100 entries.
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