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In Spring 2015, a group of librarians at the LMU Library, as part of their service on the library’s EBSCO Discovery Service Evaluation Task Force surveyed all librarians at LMU to understand their perceptions of OneSearch+ (EBSCO Discovery Tool) and its usefulness in their liaison areas. The goal of the survey was to understand whether they found relevant sources that they were looking for, any challenges they encountered while conducting their searches, to improve our instance of OneSearch+ based on the survey feedback and to identify next steps. This presentation will highlight some of the feedback ranging from librarians being mostly satisfied to not satisfied; uncertainty over how the system actually functions and hence reservation on using it for reference and instruction; the need for information literacy skills when using the discovery tool.