Pre-Print: Measuring Perceptual (In)Congruence between Information Service Providers and Users


Library quality is no longer evaluated solely on the value of its collections as user perceptions of service quality play an increasingly important role in defining overall library value. This paper presents a retooling of the LibQUAL+ survey instrument, blending the gap measurement model with perceptual congruence model studies from information systems management research. The new survey instrument redefines service desk assessment by taking into consideration the perspectives of both service users and of service providers, in order for service providers to gain a more robust sense of service quality.


Library and Information Science