The SIG meeting was held March 26th, from 9:30-12:30. It was convened by Sharon Fetters from St. Thomas Aquinas College. This meeting’s topic was statistics. The group discussed their methods for statistical tracking and how they analyze their results, and debated the importance of stats in general.
The SIG was started with the “Whodunnit Icebreaker”. Everyone introduced themselves, and wrote down something interesting / unique about themselves on a notecard. Everyone exchanged cards at random and tried to guess who wrote it.
The group had an open discussion on what each library was doing at their library in regards to statistics tracking. Questions asked were: what are you doing in your library? What information are you keeping? How do you determine what information is important to track? What systems are you using to track? There was a wide variation among the group in regards to methods and what was being recorded. These included:
The group next talked about analyzing results. Questions asked were: do you get to see the results? What can you interpret from them? Do you notice any trends? Do the results get reported?
What does research say?
The next meeting is scheduled for September 24th, 2019