Library Census Day November 19 | Head Counting Study November 26-29

Published: 12 November 2018

On Monday, November 19, 2018, the McGill Library will conduct a one-day census to learn more about our users. This will help inform decisions about improvements to Library services and spaces.

During that day, Library and security staff will ask visitors entering Library spaces to scan their McGill ID cards. Those without a McGill ID card will be asked to select their status (e.g. McGill undergrad, staff member, general public, visiting scholar, etc.) on a paper form.

McGill Library's Census Day will be followed a week later by a head counting study in each branch to learn about how our spaces are being used. From November 26th to November 29th, Library staff will be counting the number of people per branch floor at specific times of the day and noting down activities taking place in library spaces (e.g. working alone, working in a group, searching for materials in the stacks, etc). Information gathered will help us improve existing Library spaces and plan for future ones.

Questions or comments? Please contact Giovanna Badia, Assessment Librarian, at giovanna.badia [at] or 514-398-7504.

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