recently participated in “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Washington’s Libraries.” This statewide project gathered statistics, stories and photographs to illustrate the importance of libraries.
“Students tell us our library is the best place to study and do homework,” said Edmonds CCC Learning Resources director Lauri Kram. “They appreciate the quiet areas, the computers available for everyone to use, and the assistance of our librarians. It’s an environment that supports their success.”
On Library Snapshot Day April 10, as on most days in the college’s busy library, students used computer labs, asked for help at the reference desk, checked out textbooks, viewed videos, participated in information literacy classes, studied quietly or worked in study groups.
Library Snapshot Days is part of a national effort aimed at bringing attention to library services in their communities organized by the American Library Association.
On one day at the Edmonds Community College library included:
• 2,818 students entering the library
• 1,091 logins on library computers
• 225 items checked out
• 167 searches of full-text, research databases
• 37 reference questions asked and answered
• 131 computer questions asked and answered
• 30 students attending information literacy classes
• 557 photocopies
• 1,181 hits on the library homepage
See photos from Library Snapshot Day around the state at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1550187@N20/.