Scholarly Reading Study

Seton Hall University Libraries has been selected to participate in a prestigious international study of scholarly reading and the value of academic libraries. The study examines how and why readers obtain the scholarly materials they need, and what outcomes result from reading.  Invitations to complete the surveys were recently emailed to all Seton Hall faculty and students.

If you did not receive or have misplaced your email invitation and would like to participate in the survey, please e-mail  Your participation will be greatly appreciated.

  • The faculty survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
  • The graduate student survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete
  • The undergraduate survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

You may exit the survey or leave a question unanswered at any time. There is minimal risk attached to your participation. Any details about you, your work situation, and your organization will be kept completely confidential. Survey results will be kept under password protection for three years following the survey. Any papers or conference presentations based on the collected data will contain only summary data without direct links to an individual survey response. You must be 18 or over to participate in this research.

If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures, (or you experience adverse effects as a result of participating in this study) you may contact the primary researcher:

Dr. Carol Tenopir, 451 Communications Building, 1345 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996; 865-974-7911; or at Seton Hall University, Dr. Lisa Rose-Wiles, Science Librarian, 973-275-2047;

This research study has been approved by the Seton Hall University Institutional Review Board, which monitors all research studies to protect human subjects. If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study, please contact the Chairperson of the IRB at (973) 313-6314 or


Science and Religion Reception

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Walsh Library , Second Floor, Room Dean’s Suite
  • Seton Hall faculty are invited to join us for a celebration of our new Science and Religion library, obtained through a competitive grant offered by the International Society of Science and Religion (ISSR). Come and see the collection and hear readings and reviews of selected books. Faculty teaching in the Core curriculum are especially encouraged to attend.

    Light refreshments will be served, accompanied by harp music from Iris Nevins.

    Due to space limitations, please RSVP to Lisa Rose-Wiles,