This site presents information from Middlebury’s biannual MISO survey.
- The Home page (this page) gives some background information on the MISO survey and Middlebury College’s participation
- The Results pages include selected data and trends for each cohort: Students, Faculty, and Staff.
- The Presentations & Documents page includes Powerpoint displays that present a fuller picture of the survey results. This section also includes historical data.
- The Contact page gives information on how to, not surprisingly, contact Middlebury’s MISO representative.
The MISO (Measuring Information Service Outcomes) survey was introduced in 2005, with Middlebury College joining that year as a charter member. The survey targets those higher education institutions with merged library and IT departments. Middlebury generally participates in the survey every 2 years, on even-numbered years; the Monterey Institute for International Studies also generally participates every 2 years, on odd-numbered years.
This survey provides a framework to assess the use, importance, and satisfaction of the tools and services provided by Middlebury College’s Library and Information Services for purposes of benchmarking and comparison. It targets the 3 principle constituencies of the College: students, faculty, and staff. College staff employed within LIS are not included in the staff cohort.
If you have questions about the survey, or about the results presented on this site, please visit the Contact page for information about getting in touch with us.
Most questions in the MISO survey use a 4-point Likert scale for answers. The one exception is the “frequency of use” questions, which use a 5-point scale.