Gawler 2012-13 Annual Report - page 43

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Town of Gawler Annual Report 2012/13
introduction • summary •
strategic directions
• statutory information • index
Financial
Year
Number of
registered
Library users
% Gawler
residents
Number of
Visitations
(people
entering
library)
Main
Library
Visits
Evanston
Gardens
Community
Centre
Branch
Visits
Website
Hits
2009/10
14,428
64% 83,544
83,544
n/a
37,690
2010/11
11,724
55% 82,403
82,165
238
(Branch Library
opened 31 May)
45,846
2011/12
13,288
51% 80,424
74,891
5,533
45,453
2012/13
14,352
60% 67,534
60,642
6,892
55,007
Library - Number of Library Users & Visitations
Notes
1. Data is at 30 June for each financial year
Number of library users – have reduced as a result of audit requirements to remove user details from our system once they have become inactive (not
used the library in the past 3 years). The library management system was adapted to annually purge inactive users in 2009/10. Gawler still exceeds the
national standard of 50% of population using the library and currently has 13,288 registered users. More recently, the library has changed registration to
capture library users who do not borrow books but still use library services (eg internet users). We have an expectation of seeing our numbers continue
to rise.
Number of visitations – have reduced due to a number of factors:
• Impact of the LINK network where residents from four neighbouring Councils can now use our library without having to visit our site
• Increased use of online services to browse the collection and then reserve
• Reduced programs and promotions to encourage groups (school children, service groups, tourists) into the library – especially noticeable with
school holidays and special events.
• Redesign of the library with less movement of staff across main entrance
• Severe space limitations prevent groups meeting in the library
• Use of alternate sites (eg meeting room, Institute foyer) not yet being captured into statistical count.
2012/13
2010/11
6,000
12,000
24,000
30,000
0
Gawler Public Library
Number of Registered Members
18,000
2011/12
2009/10
Mellissa Semmler, Carmel Tajnikar, Nola Cavallaro, Anne Richards, Heather Iveson, Kay O’Brien, Helen Henessay, Lyn Jones, Annette Hoff, Melina
Healey and Melinda Kennedy celebrate the One Card launch
Gawler Pub ic Li rary
Number of Registered Members
1...,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42 44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,...175
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