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Stats – Library, Academic Skills Centre & Career Resource Centre

In recent years, the Library has opened its doors and become home to the Academic Skills Centre (ASC) and the Career Resource Centre (CRC).

While the content focus of each of our three services is unique, the modes of access and delivery to students are quite similar, with professionals and staff offering individual appointments to students, fielding drop-in queries, visiting classrooms and facilitating access to essential resources.

With proximity, and an appreciation of our similar approaches, our services are looking for new ways to collaborate and support each other’s work. Understanding what we offer to students, and at what levels, represents the first step in that process, and we wanted to share this information with the teaching community.

The table below offers a statistical portrait of the support that each of our services provided to students during the Fall 2018 semester. We hope you’ll find it enlightening!

Supports for students
FALL 2018 STATISTICS
LIBRARY ACADEMIC SKILLS CENTRE CAREER RESOURCE CENTRE
Student appointments 64
30-60 min
1,772
30-60 min
83
59 hrs :
avg. 45 min
“Drop-ins” – help provided on-demand 2,022
reference and citation questions
1,256 5-20+ min
~ 4,500 +
printers, software & supplies requests
@ reference and circulation
697
15+ min
261
131 hrs :
avg. 30 min
Workshops, labs and class visits 120 class visits
avg. 40 – 60 min
103 day program
17 continuing education
142+ hrs
110+ remedial activities
& writing labs
22 hrs English fluency
10 hrs English Exit prep
11 class visits
avg. 15 – 30 min

1 panel discussion
2 hrs, 61 student attendees

Peer tutoring N/A 1,786 hrs
individual peer tutoring
523 hrs
peer tutoring groups
N/A
Registered users 12,000+ patrons
= all students, faculty & staff
574 clients
594 tutees
N/A
Total visitors ~270,670
by turnstile count
2,500+ 376
Resources/facilities
Student spaces ~685 seats
138 quiet study seats
223 group study seats
284 chapel seating
(5 closed study rooms & 1 computer lab)
37 seats
3 tutorial rooms
9 seats
1 resource room
Technology 130+ student computers
20 laptops
4 public printers
47 digital audio recorders
19 digital calculators
2 student computers
2 SMART boards
(for staff/tutor use only)
4 student computers
1 public printer
Information resources 60,000+ print titles
1,300+ required course texts
300,000+ e-books
14,900+ peer-reviewed e-journals
1,900+ films (DVD/VHS)
70,000+ streaming films
+/- 350 titles
specialized guides,
dictionaries, thesauri
+/-70 handoutscomplete Exit Exam archive

+/- 460 titles

selected brochures & handouts on
70+ careers

Staff
3 reference librarians
1 technical services (TS) librarian
2 library technicians*
1 administrative technician
4 clerks (2 circulation & 2 TS)
6 pedagogical counsellors
1 administrative assistant
+ 175 trained peer tutors
1 career counsellor
1 library technician

*One of the two library technicians supports both the Library and the Career Resource Centre.



Last Modified: May 27, 2019