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Conference Proceeding

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This presentation offers a case study of how one library’s assessment of data
gathered from its public service desk led to changes and improvements in service. The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) recorded all of the questions and answers asked at its Information Desk from Fall 2009 to the present using the Gimlet ( electronic question tracking system. A content analysis was performed on the data that led to advancements in signage and a new knowledge base of FAQ’s. In addition, new services were implemented related to technology and research that addressed user needs.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Susan [Gardner] Archambault. (August 2012). Desk Statistics Under a Microscope = Improved Library Services. IFLA World Library & Information Congress, Helsinki, Finland.