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Library Snapshot Day 2017: Snapshot of the Day

Snapshot Day took place on April 3, 2017. It was combined with a celebration of Mortvedt Library's 50th anniversary.

Door Count

1,264

patrons and visitors came through the front door of the PLU Library on April 3

Find it Guides

250

number of subject or course guides viewed on April 3

Check Outs

80

items were checked out of the PLU Library on April 3

Interlibrary Loans

50

ILL borrowing requests were submitted on April 3

32

ILL items were checked out on April 3

Library Building Open

18 hours

number of hours building was open on
April 3 (7am-1am)

Study Rooms

32

number of study room reservations on April 3

Snapshot Day 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

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Survey Results - How Better to Meet Your Needs?

"How could the Library be better? or How can the Library meet your needs?" was one of the questions on the Library's survey completed by 204 patrons on April 3, 2017.

Here are a few representative responses:

"New furniture or a lighter facelift could be nice. My biggest want/need would be outlet access fo the big tables in the middle of the second floor. I love those tables but they need outlets!"

"More computers on 2nd & 3rd floors, and more variety in desks/spaces on 3rd floor. Plus bathrooms on every floor; make sure everything is *accessible.*"

"I would like it if all the study rooms had white boards instead of just the largest ones that only allow large groups."

Here's a short list of the most remarked things patrons identify that could be better:

furniture - 28 mentions
outlets - 26 mentions
computers & printing - 25 mentions
space - 18 mentions
hours - 18 mentions
bathrooms - 13 mentions
study rooms - 12 mentions
temperature - 12 mentions
cafe - 11 mentions
white boards - 5 mentions
quiet - 4 mentions
interlibrary loan - 3 mentions
writing center & tutoring - 2 mentions
staff - 2 mentions
Help Desk - 1 mention
textbooks - 1 mention
other items - 20 mentions
nothing to improve - 25 mentions

Survey Results - Positive Impact on Your Work?

"Tell us in a few sentences about a time that Library staff, services, resources, or spaces had a positive impact on your work," was one of the questions on the Library's survey completed by 204 patrons on April 3, 2017.

Here are a few representative responses:

"The research librarians are *such* an amazing resource to research projects. Make work easier by helping identify sources."

"I appreciate the study rooms -- perfect for group studying, skype interviews, etc. I also like the whiteboards for doing practice problems or review."

"The library space is the best space to study on campus. It can be quiet, which is important, but I appreciate that it is always well-lit and has good hours. The staff has always been very nice as well."

Here's a short list of the most remarked things patrons identify having a positive impact on their work:

staff - 56 mentions
space - 52 mentions
study rooms - 28 mentions
resources - 24 mentions
quiet - 24 mentions
Help Desk - 14 mentions
computers & printers - 13
interlibrary loan - 8
hours - 6 mentions
writing center & tutoring - 6 mentions
furniture - 4 mentions
white boards - 3 mentions

Survey Results - What Would You Use?

Voters placed dots on the photos of furniture that they liked and would use in the Library. See here for the results of the poll.

Home Page Views

887

number of views of the PLU Library home page (www.plu.edu/library) 
on April 3