Thursday, July 23, 2009

How are we doing?

Libraries love statistics. We look on them as a measure of our success. We are in the business of providing information and resources, and we like to know how we are doing. We count lots of things, and we count the different ways we do them. As public libraries, we lend books, disks and other materials. We also answer questions (did you know we do live chat reference?), and have a document delivery service. So, here are a few numbers from our brick and mortar locations.

304,444 people visited our 17 locations in FY09.
48,044 questions were answered.
47,168 items were borrowed.
22,573 documents were delivered.
2578 chat sessions took place.

Later, we will report on our web page statistics. I'm sure you'll agree we are doing quite well, thank you very much.
So if you are one of the people who helped us get to those totals, thanks for using our services. We enjoyed providing them.