After three years of utilizing a paper-based seating use analysis, the Humboldt State University Library hired three computer science students to develop a free open source program. Developing SpaceUse as a touchscreen device that helps gather data about seating, computer and furniture use at the library, and to visualize the data, is integral to planning renovations and small furniture changes at Humboldt State University Library. This program provides an opportunity to learn how the details about how use averages, peak use, thresholds, and patterns of furniture moves help libraries plan for a future of continual improvement. Program will describe how to make gathering data and analysis of library use easy, fun, and effective. Participants will learn techniques and tools that can be easily applied to their libraries to better understand user behaviors that inform small improvements to major renovations. SpaceUse available at: https://github.com/LibrarySpaceUse/HSUSpaceUse
ALA Unit/Subunit: LITA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.