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Presentation
Yes, We're Open: Library Hours and What Patrons Really Want
Georgia Council of Media Organizations (2009)
  • Jennifer Link Jones, Georgia State University
Abstract

The Georgia State University Student Government Association (SGA) announced a plan to petition the University Library to extend its hours. Specifically, SGA wanted the library to remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The library kicked into assessment mode and gathered data to determine whether longer library hours were appropriate, especially during a time of budget cuts. The library used the data to advise SGA, as well as to inform staffing and hours of operation decisions. Do patrons really want libraries to be open 24x7? Georgia State’s Training & Assessment Librarian will present her findings during this session.

Keywords
  • academic libraries,
  • hours,
  • surveys,
  • focus groups
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Jennifer Link Jones. "Yes, We're Open: Library Hours and What Patrons Really Want" Georgia Council of Media Organizations (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jenniferlinkjones/5/