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Hi everybody,

My name is Paul Musser and I'm the Manager at the Anderson-Foothill Branch in the Salt Lake City Public Library System.  My branch was initially built in 1985 with a building expansion in the early '90s and again in 2002.  Fast forward to today and much of the branch is still arranged according to how it was more than 25 years ago.  With some potential large-scale branch renovations looming on the horizon, my evaluation project is designed around analyzing my building and determining not only how patrons are currently utilizing the physical space, but how it can be improved to better meet the needs of today's (and tomorrow's) library users. 

This goes without saying but the needs of our patrons have changed drastically since the building was originally built.  We still have some of the highest materials circs in our library system and our programs (especially pre-K) continue to be some of the most popular and well-attended, but our physical spaces such as tables, chairs, and study rooms, etc. are also becoming increasingly sought after.  The building is used in so many different (and sometimes conflicting) ways at any given moment - it makes me wonder if there isn't a more effective way we could design the spaces to better meet the needs of our diverse patron populations.  Moreover, do we need to devote as much of our branch to our physical collections as we did several decades ago?    

To help me in this process I am collecting hourly data regarding how many people are in the building using the different types of furniture, browsing the stacks, or at various other locations throughout the branch.  I also hope to analyze our circulation statistics (including our annual collection snapshot), computer usage numbers, meeting rooms statistics, holds reports, and other relevant information.  

I am looking forward to this conference and I'm hoping it will provide me with some hands-on tools that I can use in collecting and analyzing this data and accomplishing this goal.

See you all in a few days!
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