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Mid Year Reflection, SY1718

Mid Year Report and ReflectionThe Library program starts with beautiful responsive spaces and continues with what happens in those spaces. Each reporting cycle we have an opportunity to review and reflect upon how students and faculty connect to and engage with the library, its faculty and through them the resources. A recent request from Institutional Advancement for updated numbers, including volumes, databases, Chromebooks for checkout, e-books, and circulation, brought us to a different point of reflection this year. Are these the metrics that accurately reflect our goals, the library mission and the larger mission of the school? After some discussion and research (of course) Brooke Strachan shared this article: Hand, Dorcas. "Using Metrics to Illustrate Impact." School Library Connection, January 2018. In a very timely way, Dorcas Hand deftly addresses the questions we are teasing out through this process. While the former numbers show that the resources are being …

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