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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


Wednesdays are the busiest days for Strozier and Dirac

During the academic year of 2014-2015, Strozier Library and Dirac Library combined received an average number of 9,659 visits on Wednesdays.

Strozier and Dirac are busiest between 12 pm and 2 pm

During Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, Strozier and Dirac received a combined average of 530+ visits every day from 12-2pm.

The top busiest days for 2014-2015

a graph of the materials loans throughout the 2014-2015 year

FSU libraries spend $447 per student (2014-2015)


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 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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