Dean's Innovation Grant 2019

The University of North Texas Libraries’ Dean’s Innovation Grant, formerly known as the Green Light To Greatness Award, provides funding to research and projects within the UNT Libraries that promote scholarship and contribute to the gathering of knowledge that helps improve our libraries, our university, and the community.


Dean’s Innovation Grant 2019 Awardee

Jonathan Mount, Jeff Guintivano, and Garrett Rumohr

Project Title

30‐Second Survey

Project Description

This proposed project intends to gain a better understanding of student impressions about the services offered by the UNT Libraries through a series of simple, short, in‐person surveys. The design of these surveys, with an average completion time of 30 seconds or less, anonymous responses, and an incentive for completion will help to obtain a high response rate while minimizing sampling error. This will allow the UNT Libraries to better understand the needs of our students and to dedicate our resources toward projects and services most likely to serve this population effectively.

Dean’s Innovation Grant 2019 Awardee

Erin Dewitt Miller

Project Title

Relevance Criteria and Online Video

Project Description

This grant will enhance research that is being conducted to study user behavior and online video. Online video licensed by the UNT Libraries is widely used by faculty and students and demand is increasing each year. Understanding how people access online video provides insight that can shape and inform online library environments and services in order to better engage students and faculty. The purpose of the study is to identify relevance criteria applied during searches of online video through a user-focused multi-stage study. Findings will have practical value to librarians at UNT.