Library and Information Science
In 2016, Marian University’s library began collecting data on how patrons utilized our building. We conducted student surveys, held focus groups, and collected spatial data using Suma, an open-source assessment toolkit.
In 2019, in response to the student surveys, the library began upgrades to our building including new furniture and additional technology. We utilized results from Suma studies to make evidence-based decisions about where to focus our improvements.
This poster covers using SUMA for assessment. It covers what SUMA is, what sort of data can be collected, and how it can be tailored to your library’s needs.
copyright Lynné Colbert
Colbert, Lynné, "Add It Up: Using Data to Make Informed Spatial Decisions" (2019). Library Staff Professional Publications and Scholarship. 12.