In an effort to ascertain the library needs of resident graduate students at a marine field station, a mailed survey and a focus group gathered student input. Respondents rated the current collection and services and identified areas needing improvement. A plan of action to improve services has been developed.
Technology resource fees provide a possible source of funding for library technology. Integrating these student funds into libraries’ budgets requires strategic planning, good communication, and student involvement. Through a review of peer institutions and a broad student survey, this study explores how libraries may tap into these funds.