Heat Mapping and Data Gathering for Space Design

Date(s) - 01/10/2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am



As libraries continue to shift their focus away from in-house stacks and toward the idea of the library as a hub for research, collaboration, and discovery, it has become increasingly important for us to be able to make proactive, data-driven decisions about the design of our physical spaces. Beyond gate counts and traditional metrics, though, how can we gather data on patron usage of our current space? This webinar focuses on using SUMA, an open-source web-based space assessment toolkit, to assess space usage and make data-driven decisions.

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to plan for a space assessment project, how to use SUMA as a tool for data gathering and easy analysis, and how to avoid some common pitfalls of a space assessment project by implementing best practices throughout the duration. I’ll answer questions about my experience and provide attendees with the tools they need to succeed at their own libraries.

Please Note: The recording will only be available to registered attendees.

Biography ~ Laura Menard
Laura Menard is the Assistant Director for Medical Education and Access Services at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library in Indianapolis, IN. In her role, Laura is primarily responsible for designing curriculum, delivering instruction, spearheading assessment initiatives, and training her colleagues on new concepts and instruction best practices. A member of the 2017-2018 cohort of MLA Rising Stars, Laura is interested in data-driven strategic planning and giving librarians the skills to work as partners in the community.


Registrations are closed for this event.