BODY COUNT 2000-2007

Introduction



"Body counts" are done by library staff five times daily to gauge how many people are in the library at 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, and 9:30. Such counts allow the librarian to see the frequency of use of the library. Note how the number of patrons more than tripled after the Chemistry Library moved to its new home in 170 Noyes Lab in the fall of 2006.


Fall Semester



The chart below portrays the total number of people counted during five times daily head counts (four times daily from 2003-2005 because of the library’s reduced hours). Data are included following the first and last days of fall semester in mid-August and mid-December. The number displayed in the blue bar represents patrons counted Monday-Friday at 10:30, 1:30, and 4:30. The red bar shows those patrons counted during the evenings Monday-Thursday at 7:30 and 9:30. The yellow section represents patrons counted on Saturday at 1:30 and 4:30 and Sunday at 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, and 9:30. (Note: There were no body counts at 9:30 from 2003-2005 because the library closed at 8:00pm.)

The data from 2000-2005 represent counts when the Chemistry Library was housed in 257 Noyes Lab. The 2006 data were compiled during the first semester in the library’s new location in 170 Noyes Lab.

Fall Body Count Statistics
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Spring Semester



The chart below displays the total number of people counted during five times daily head counts (four times daily from 2004-2006 because of the library’s reduced hours). Data are included following the first and last days of spring semester in mid-January and mid-May. The number displayed in the blue bar represents patrons counted Monday-Friday at 10:30, 1:30, and 4:30. The red bar shows those patrons counted during the evenings Monday-Thursday at 7:30 and 9:30. The yellow section represents patrons counted on Saturday at 1:30 and 4:30 and Sunday at 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, and 9:30. (Note: There were no body counts at 9:30 from 2004-2006 because the library closed at 8:00pm.)

The data from 2000-2006 represent counts when the Chemistry Library was housed in 257 Noyes Lab. The 2007 data were compiled during the second semester in the library’s new location in 170 Noyes Lab.

Spring Body Count Statistics
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