That’s how many people visited the Falvey home page in one year—1,295,841, a 77% increase over the previous year! There were 3,832,623 page views and 2,767,839 catalog page views. All Falvey web traffic, except to the Databases A-Z and course guides, increased dramatically, ranging between 44% and 116%. Traffic to the databases (99,134 visits) decreased by 19% and to the course guides (163,470 visits) by 5%. Nevertheless, these are still impressive numbers. – See more at: http://blog.library.villanova.edu/news/2013/09/09/one-million-plus/#sthash.ClmlZoYK.dpuf
During the same period (May 2012-May 2013) Research Support librarians were busy answering questions and offering research workshops: 3,411 questions answered and 255 library research workshops held for 5,412 students. Villanova students preferred electronic contact with librarians. The most popular form of contact was through “Ask a Librarian: Live Chat”; it is available by clicking the labeled gray rectangle at the bottom of the Falvey home page. Fifty percent of students asked their research questions this way. Other ways that students contacted librarians were by walk-up (637 students), email (1,280 students), research appointments (407) and telephone (192 students).
Melanie Wood, Academic Integration technical specialist, provided the statistics for this blog.
Photograph of student Erin Sheerin at the turnstile by Alice Bampton.