Collins Library Snapshot Day 2011


A record of what happens on a typical day at the Collins Memorial Library!

On Tuesday, April 12, 2011:

  • 1,322 people visited the library
  • 436 library materials were borrowed
  • 1,473 visitors came to our web site

Collins Memorial Library joined Washington Library Snapshot Day (Map of Academic library participants) by capturing the impact Collins had on the campus community through shared photos, special stories, and statistics from Tuesday, April 12, 2011. This day provided a way for libraries of all types across a state, region, system or community to show what happened in a single day in their libraries, and gave an opportunity for Washington libraries to put themselves "on the map” and be counted in a statewide survey of library programs. This was a simple, effective way to capture all ways that our libraries offer vital services every day. Over 30 states have participated to date.

This state-wide project illustrates the importance of libraries for Washington’s citizens through collecting statistics, stories and photographs. Libraries across Washington joined in, showing how Washingtonians are utilizing their libraries this day. ACRL WA, in partnership with other types of libraries across the state will be posting the results on a Web site, where everyone can see these powerful stories.

The combined reporting from members from academic libraries are joined by members of other Washington library associations. Advocacy efforts of WA Library Snapshot Day 2011 hoped to generate statewide participation and results to help keep all libraries on the map for years to come. 

Patron comments:

  • I got to help so many wonderful students who didn't know their way around the library. There's nothing more gratifying than helping out a fellow peer.
  • Love the library!
  • Yay library!
  • Are you all angels? Seriously though...
  • I work here!
  • Staff is awesome!
  • The library is a great place to meet with group members or study alone. I come to the library to get my work done; all distractions aside.
  • Great staff!
  • Most beautiful building on campus. Love the art displays.
  • The library rocks!
  • Usually use moodle to print out articles.
  • It is useful. Research databases help alot for starting a paper.
  • The free printing and advanced technology media available is great!