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Assessment: Library Research & Statistics

FSU Libraries use data to drive its decision making to improve access, services, and collections for the FSU population. 

Here are some of our useful facts and figures





Total Library Visits by Month for Strozier and Dirac 




Strozier and Dirac are busiest during September, October, and April with over 200,000 total (non-unique) visits during those months. 


During the 2015-2016 academic year, Strozier Library and Dirac Library had an avergae number of 8,447 visits on Mondays, the busiest day of the week.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Strozier Library and Dirac Library had an average number of 8,447 visits on Mondays, the busiest day of the week. 


The library is busiest at 12 pm and 2 pm

The busiest time of day for Strozier and Dirac is from 12-1pm, where the libraries receive an average of 589 people entering their doors, and an average of another 579 coming in between 1-2pm. 


Many of Strozier’s and Dirac’s busiest days are the in weeks of or before finals week, as noted by dates marked with an asterisk (*).


FSU Libraries spent $492.01 per student in the 2015-2016 fiscal year


Assessment Librarian

Assessment Librarian Kirsten KinsleyAssessment at Florida State University Libraries:                                           

Assessment is primarily concerned with developing, administering, measuring, analyzing and disseminating qualitative and quantitative data on library use and services. These data contribute to a collective knowledge-base for understanding our customers, helping us make informed decisions about services, spaces and collections at FSU Libraries and demonstrate the impact and contributions to faculty and student success outcomes. Assessment is a collaborative and cross
departmental effort within the library, on campus, and beyond. It coordinates, collects, stores and disseminates data to local and national organizations, such as the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and National Center for Educational Statistics. The department exists to proactively consult and equip library staff with the knowledge, tools, and support needed throughout the research process and to be vigilant of new and innovative methods for data collection, analysis, and documentation.


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