Friday, April 24, 2009

Turnover Reports

I've been working on turnover reports most of April. I think I even do them in my sleep. What's exciting is that a picture is begininng to emerge of the positive impact of weeding. I'm done with the ITYPE report (formats), but that one doesn't tell the weeding story.

I've done the call-number breakdown report for about half the branches now and often the impact is so visible between the non-fiction areas that have been weeded and those not yet done (the adult 900 figures aren't too impressive, but we haven't weeded there yet).

It just shows that, if a customer can more easily find what they're looking for, they're more likely to check something out.

Just a happy Friday moment. The full report's another week away, but when you feel good about something, it's fun to share.


  1. Can't wait to see it! I'm already loving the look of our weeded non-fiction.

  2. I'll always remember "My name is Lindsey, and I'm a weeder"!

  3. Also, if the collection is fresh (i.e. recent), it's automatically more appealing.