The Term One borrowing of fiction has increased to 1118 from only 529 last year. While we know we still have a long way to go, this is very encouraging.
What has made the difference so far? We think it has resulted from:
An offer of shelving from another school was an ideal opportunity for us to investigate the ways moving the fiction collection might increase student borrowing and change the use of the library space. A couch and chair was found unused in the school, and we were able to create a reading area.
Feedback from students was swift and very positive. Students went out of their way to speak to Library staff about their enjoyment of the new space. There has already been greater use of the magazines and fiction.
cost of staying where you are is greater than the cost of risking change