Library Activities Fiscal Years 2009-2012

Summary of Reference Statistics (FY 2009-2012)



These statistics represent the total number of directional and reference questions asked during the fiscal years 2009-2012. Directional and informational questions refer to things like physical location (Where is the pencil sharpener?) or library policies and procedures (How do I print?). Reference questions deal specifically with the library collection (Do you have X journal?) and how to use research resources (How can I find articles on Y?).

Numbers for FY 2012 (which ended June 30) show the Chemistry Library significantly exceeding the previous years' numbers of informational and directional questions, while reference questions were fewer.

Reference Statistics

Directional/Info Reference TOTAL
FY 2009-2010 616 1,103 1,719
FY 2010-2011 501 1,344 1,845
FY 2011-2012
777 958 1,735
TOTAL
2,171 3,939 6,110


Summary of Shelving Statistics (FY 2009-2012)



These statistics relate the total number of items (books, bound journals, and unbound journals) shelved during the fiscal years 2009-2012. During the summer of 2010, many journal subscriptions were changed from physical materials to online access, hence the drop in the number of unbound journals shelved in FY 2010-2011.

Shelving Statistics

Books Bound Journals Unbound Journals TOTAL
FY 2009-2010 2,998 204 1,333 4,535
FY 2010-2011 3,025 189 517 3,731
FY 2011-2012
2,487 118 313 2,918
TOTAL
11,163 807 3,485 15,455

Summary of Conference Room Reservations (Spring 2009-Fall 2011)



These statistics represent the total number of conference room reservations during the fiscal years 2009-2012. The conference room gets used by Chemistry Department faculty and staff for meetings, dissertation defenses, office hours, and other activities, and by chemistry student groups for studying, practicing presentations, and other meetings.

Reference Statistics

Reservations
Spring 2009 124
Fall 2009 164
Spring 2010 105
Fall 2010 119
Spring 2011 214
Fall 2011
212
Spring 2012
219
Fall 2012
256
TOTAL
1194