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Library Advisory Commission Annual Report. March 17, 2014 Tom Crosby, Council Liaison Kristy Hom, Chair Dottie Simmons, Trini Valentin, Yolanda Valentin , Wayne Viitanen Victoria Yarbrough, Staff Liaison. Past Year in Numbers.

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Library advisory commission annual report

Library Advisory Commission Annual Report

March 17, 2014

Tom Crosby, Council Liaison

Kristy Hom, Chair

Dottie Simmons, Trini Valentin, Yolanda Valentin,

Wayne Viitanen

Victoria Yarbrough, Staff Liaison


Past year in numbers

Past Year in Numbers

  • 2012-2013 2011-2012

  • Circulation342,673 293,401

  • Patron Visits208,980 216,474

  • Computer use 43,052 31,903

  • New Materials 8,614 9,747

  • Weeding 2,360 9,567

  • New Library Cards 3,769 3,890

  • Program attendance 9,329 6,918


  • What s popular at the library

    What's Popular at the Library?

    • Electronic materials

      • eAudiobooks

        • 3,750 titles last year, 4,182 this year

      • eBooks

        • 545 titles the first year, 1,417 titles last year, to 2,295 titles and 2,340 copies today

        • Circulated 9,888 times in FY 2013 just to Sierra Vista residents

        • This year to date, eBooks have already circulated 8,434 times

      • Magazines through Zinio

      • Freegal, coming soon!

    • Programs

      • Children’s Programs averaging around 150 parents and children per week

      • Added new Spanish language storytime every other week

      • Adult programs increasing and very well attended, especially those that are part of Journey Stories


    Commission activities

    Commission Activities

    • Advised staff on the element of Vista 2030 that includes the library

      • Added coordinating with Ft. Huachuca to identify and fulfill library needs

      • Adding identifying ways to cost-effectively expand library services

    • Advised staff on patron satisfaction survey

    • Planned and volunteered for week of events for National Library Week

      • Each day had an event – Friends of the Library book sale, musical programs, movies, author events, and an astronomy event

    • Staffed booth at Friends of the Library 40th Anniversary event


    H i ghlights of the survey

    Highlights of the Survey

    • ~1,500 responses

    • 60% of those who took the survey were age 55+

    • 60% rated the library excellent, 36% rated it good = 96%

    • 70% said the library offered a comfortable and inviting space

    • Adult fiction rated most important part of the collection, followed by adult nonfiction, magazines, DVDs, and eBooks, in that order

    • Checking out materials was selected by 75% of respondents as the service used most often, followed by the Friends bookstore, the café, and interlibrary loan


    Library advisory commission annual report

    Questions?

    Thanks!


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