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Student User Study

The MacPhaidin Library collects data about its resources and services in order to assess our work and improve our support for Stonehill College students, faculty, and staff. This year, we are beginning a new project in order to better understand how our students work with the library and our librarians. As part of this project, Students will be asked to swipe their HillCards after they have asked a question at the reference desk and received assistance from a librarian, or at the end of an instruction session or research consultation. This card swipe allows us to record student ID numbers, which we will then correlate with anonymous demographic data such as class year and major. From this data, we plan to create student surveys and outreach programs that will enable us to enhance the resources we offer to our students. 

As part of this study and to comply with IRB regulations, all Stonehill students will recieve an emailed letter at the start of each semester, explaining the project. A student may opt out at any time by declining to swipe his or her HillCard. This letter is also included in this Guide.

As the study develops, all information about our process and findings will be available through this Guide.

Contact Us

In accordance with best practices to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the library is closed until it is safe to reopen.

While there is no physical access to the library, librarians continue to work full-time, remotely.

  Phone, chat, and email are monitored:

  • Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Students who wish to meet virtually with a reference librarian can make an appointment using LibCal. Librarians offer convenient meeting times and will be using ZOOM for the virtual meeting. If you do not see a convenient time in the LibCal schedule, please email a librarian directly to schedule an appointment.

 Text us at 508.709.0223

  Call The Desk at 508.565.1313

  Email us  

 Make a Virtual Reference appointment

Your Librarian

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Trish McPherson
Library Room 109-B
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