Measures of Success

How will the Buda Library and the citizens of Buda know whether or not the library is successful in achieving its goals?

There are several objective statistical measures the library could employ. These include:
  • Growth in the number of library visits, particularly in comparison with the growth of the city of Buda and the area overall
  • Growth in circulation of library materials
  • A collection turnover rate approaching or in excess of an average of five checkouts per item per year
  • Growth in program attendance
  • Statistical monitoring of social media

Less objective but no less meaningful assessments can be achieved by:
  • An online study conducted in FY 2019, and perhaps every two years thereafter, questioning area residents about, awareness of the library, staff interaction, engagement, and effectiveness, building attractiveness and cleanliness, and new technologies of interest
  • Interacting with social media on a regular basis
  • Walking around the library talking with patrons