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A New Poll about Hobbies and Activities

Please help! I am sending out a final reminder to everyone to please participate in my poll about what questions libraries are getting about people’s hobbies. Please click on the link below and fill in the poll with your experience of the top 12 hobbies you see in your library users. I already have hundreds of responses.

And the topper is that I’ll re-do this poll in a couple of weeks and ask you what your hobbies are. Some people are asking me what my hobbies are (librarianship isn’t a hobby?) and I’ll share them soon. And I am curious to know if library folk have similar hobbies to the general user population. I think that’ll be interesting.

Here’s the original post:

I have some recent survey data showing that hobbies and activities are in the top 10 questions that are received in reference in public libraries. (I’ll be sharing that later this month.) As with any good survey response, the results generated more questions for me!

I started to wonder what the top hobbies and activities reference staff were seeing lately. Hence, here’s a new poll. Please, if you do reference work in a public library, tell me what you see as the top 12 areas you’re seeing questions in. If I’ve missed any, just include them in the last open-ended item.

Hobbies and Activities Poll.

Tell me your top dozen!

I’ll keep this survey open until at least Sept. 29th.

I will, of course, share the results in a couple of weeks.

And remember, we’re trying to break the 500 respondent limit we set with the fun cats and dogs poll. Can we get as many responses to a serious question? The challenge is issued!


Posted on: September 24, 2010, 10:32 am Category: Uncategorized