If you haven’t had time to look up from the frenzy, the end of the year is HERE! And with the end of another academic year, often comes the annual gathering of stats. Jess Denke, Public Services Librarian at the Trexler Library at DeSales University, has created an infographic that really illustrates how her library was used.
This was created using Adobe Illustrator. The infographic of last year’s report went over very well with students, faculty, and visitors and has been up all year – so I decided it was time for another! This one was more successful at visualizing the data versus simply presenting the information as a series of graphs. A lot of the statistics were related to use of a particular place in the library, so I decided to set them inside the floor plan.
I think using the floor plan is so smart–it connects your patrons with the spaces they use, and it clearly demonstrates to them that you are keeping track. I’m filing away this idea for my own library as we welcome the tutoring center in our space this year and continue to tweak our arrangement.
You can find all of Jess’ beautiful designs (see this post too) on the Librarian Design Share Google Drive as both .png and adaptable Adobe Illustrator files.
May 15, 2017 at 1:49 pm
What a clever idea! So often in K12 libraries we focus on circulation numbers, but while my circulation numbers decline, the number of non-language arts classes I see has increased tremendously in the last three years. This would be a great way to demonstrate how the library is used to administrators. Thanks for sharing!