We must document our services with real data to demonstrate our value to administration. If we cannot prove that we need as much staffing at our service desks, staffing needs and work hours will decrease. Statistics justifies why we all have jobs. Keep count!
Every hour, count:
Note: count benches by tables.
We keep track of the number of student IDs and staff badges the library creates throughout the year. This also includes the number of online library barcodes that are requested for use of the databases by online students.
We monitor the traffic flow in and out of the library. This allows us to see how many people are using the space in the course of a day, week, and month.
**Pending reevaluation in the new space.**
We monitored the movement of the library's material on a monthly basis. The data collected includes:
Face-to-Face Reference transactions
Reference Consultations (documented by five minute durations)
Data is collected by the lead instruction librarian. It includes: