Ina Dillard Russell Library

Fiscal Year 2017-18


Ina Dillard Russell Library

+/- Resources, Services, Personnel 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Collections (Total Volumes) 210,496 206,4601 207,656
Electronic Books 201,3744 373,4053 627,7512
Borrowing 2,605 2,034 2,588
Lending 841 711 712
GIL Express books borrowed 1,456 6585 651
GALILEO Full-text downloads 274,228 307,483 273,8196
Instruction sessions 1108 192 787
Total students taught 2,32010 2,741 17,309
Library Staff
Professional 12 10 11
Support 10 10 12
Student 45 35 31
Total 67 55 54
Facility and Technology 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Study Rooms 41 40 40
(Includes 15 technology enhanced group study rooms and 5 studios: Anatomy & Physiology lab, Audio/Video Editing booth, Presentation Practice room, Photo/Poster Printing, and 3D Printing) (Includes 15 technology enhanced group study rooms and 3 studios: Anatomy & Physiology lab, Audio/Video Editing booth, Presentation Practice room, as well as providing Photo/Poster Printing and 3D Printing) (Includes 15 technology enhanced group study rooms and 3 studios: Anatomy and Physiology lab, Audio/Video Editing booth, Presentation Practice room, as well as providing Photo/Poster Printing and 3D Printing)
Public Computers 60 56 56
Tablets available for checkout 140 8011 78
Laptops available for checkout 58 30 26
(18 Macs, 40 PCs) (12 Macs, 18 PCs)12
Additional Inventory (Cables, Cameras, Microphones, Projectors, Speakers, etc.) 583 27813 289
NOTES FROM FY 2018, FY 2017 AND FY 2016
1. Decrease due to weeding (purposeful de-selection of library materials to keep collection relevant).
2. Increase due to the reporting of ebook titles from new collections available through GALILEO, the addition of Open Access collections to the library’s catalog and selection/purchase of individual ebooks throughout the year.
3. GALILEO ebsco ebook collections added for FY17.
4. Increase is due to FY16 acquisition of eBrary Academic Complete (ebook collection).
5. The decrease from last year is due to moratorium on GIL Express for USG library system migration.
6. Decline in full text downloads from FY17 to FY18 attributed in part to recalculation of how ProQuest database statistics are recorded. General decline in full text downloads reported from most individual databases.
7. The decrease from last year is partially due to the increased use of the consultation program. The consultation program contributed to an additional 24 classes and reaching approximately 619 students in the 2017-2018 academic year.
8. Decrease is primarily attributed to a decline in the number of group-type sessions for the Freshman Seminar activity. During the 2015-2016 academic year, the activity was completed exclusively by students on an individual basis.
9. The decrease from last year is partially due to the increased use of the consultation program. The consultation program contributed to an additional 24 classes and reaching approximately 619 students in the 2017-2018 academic year.
10. Decrease is in correlation with the decline in instruction sessions.
11. The decrease from last year is due to sending 1st-generation iPads to surplus at suggestion of IT.
12. The decrease from last year is from loss of equipment due to age and/or damage from use.
13. The decrease from last year is due to loss of equipment due to age and/or damage from use.
14. Increase is due to addition of end-of-FY15 purchases of video cameras.

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