Nobody wants to read boring statistics about your library at the end of the year. Find a way to show your stakeholders what you’ve really accomplished with a colorful, data-driven library report.
I’ve recently changed my library report to an infographic. I think it’s important to use graphics, color, and even pictures of happy students using your library space and resources. I try to do reports monthly, but they usually come out quarterly.
I asked several colleagues to share their reports with me.
Jessica Gilcreast shares her beautiful Infographic-style library report here:
Rachel Hopkins uses LibGuides to make her report creative and easy to browse:
The brilliant Sue Kowalski (@spkowalski) also used LibGuides for her Library Report. I especially like the headings for each section like: “Culture of Thinking and Learning” and “Enjoyment and Engagement.” I’m definitely going to take some of those headings and incorporate them into my future reports.
How do you share statistics and information about your library with your stakeholders?