Flowcharts! They’re all the rage…..

I have written about the library staff’s first survey of first year medical students and students in the school of biomedical sciences.  I think it’s 210-220 max.  We have 62 responses so far.  I’m pleased with that number.

But the survey doesn’t close until the 31th.  We are trying to come up with new ideas to get more involvement.  So far we have emailed them, put the survey link in their Blackboard classes with a Blackboard note and got the academic deans to send an email.

This week we are posting to Facebook, our website AND I made a poster with help from media.

Flowchart poster for survey


We put the poster in front of the library door on Friday afternoon.  I got 2 compliments (Yay!) but as of this morning no more survey responses (Sigh.)  Both of the compliments came from students who had already filled the survey out.

It will be interesting to see what happens next.

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7 Responses to Flowcharts! They’re all the rage…..

  1. Mikaela says:

    I cannot see a flowchart without thinking of this: http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/020605/

    Good luck with the survey!

  2. Kyle Jones says:

    Is there a link accessible anywhere on the survey? I was thinking you might get more responses based on this quite nice flowchart if you make it super easy for them to access the survey, assuming it is online.

    • Jenny Pierce says:

      No. Since we were trying to limit to just 1st years we didn’t make the link public.

      We ended up with 73 respondents. I think that’s good for a potential pool of 220 and no giveaways!

      I will let you know what I learn.

  3. Jolene Finn says:

    It is perfect! It is simple, the message is clear, and it makes great use of white space.

    • Jenny Pierce says:

      Thanks! It was a collaboration between me and the media department. We were pleased with how it came out.

  4. Cath Sheard says:

    Hmm, taking up Kyle’s comment, could you print out a QR Code and attach it to the poster so it links people straight to the survey?

    • Jenny Pierce says:

      We wanted just 1st years to reply. They had the link in Blackboard and in their email. We didn’t want to make it public.

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