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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

 

The following figures include library turnstile information pertaining to all entering students, faculty, staff, and visitors:

                                            

Dirac had a total of 3,144 unique vistors. Strozier had a total of 14,445 unique vistors. Dirac and Strozier had a total of 15,992 unique vistors. There was a total of 33,581 unique vistors for both Strozier and/or Dirac.

Unique library visit= Represents FSU student, staff, or faculty members who went to the Dirac/Strozier at least once this week. For example if a student with card number 005 visited Dirac 5 times they will appear only once for unique visitors. In another example, if another student went to Dirac and Strozier they will be counted once for the category Strozier & Dirac.

 

During the Fall 2019 academic semester, Strozier's busiest month was October with a total of 137,126 visits. September has the second most visits. Dirac had the most visits in October with a total of 71,064 visits, followed by September.

Note: The fall semester started August 26 and ended December 13.

 

During the Fall 2019 academic semester, Strozier's busiest day was Tuesday with a total 94,623. Wednesday has the second most visits. Dirac had the most visits on Wednesday with a total of  52,479 visits, followed by Tuesday. 

*The main library (Strozier) typically closes at 6pm on Fridays and reopens from 10am-6pm on Saturdays. It then opens again at 12pm on Sunday and continues to be open 24/7 until Friday. The science library (Dirac) is typically open from 8am-1am Monday through Thursday, closing at 5pm on Fridays. It reopens from 10am to 6pm on Saturdays and then once again at 1pm to 9pm on Sundays.

 

We can see that peaking at 12pm is Strozier's busiest time of the day (followed by 1pm). Dirac's busiest time is 1pm, followed by 12pm, 11am. 

*The main library (Strozier) typically closes at 6pm on Fridays and reopens from 10am-6pm on Saturdays. It then opens again at 12pm on Sunday and continues to be open 24/7 until Friday. The science library (Dirac) is typically open from 8am-1am Monday through Thursday, closing at 5pm on Fridays. It reopens from 10am to 6pm on Saturdays and then once again at 1pm to 9pm on Sundays.

 

We can see that during the Fall 2019 academic semester, the busiest day was December 4, 2019 with a total of 11,483 visits to the libraries. 

 

 

 

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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