In Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018), the Library spent a total of $665,652 for information resources, staffing, and other operating expenses. But what does that mean to you as a student?
The official Full Time Equivalent enrollment in Fall 2017 was 1084.
Therefore, if you were a full-time student, $614 of your tuition went to support the Library.
This chart shows the percentage of total Library expenditures by grouping three categories: Staffing, Information Resources, and Other Operating.
Fiscal Year 2017-2018
|FY Expenditures||Subcategories||Subtotals||Total||Subtotals per FTE Student||Totals per FTE Student|
|Books and Media||$12,555||$12|
|Subscriptions (print journals)||$139,525||$129|
|Electronic Resources (databases, etc.)||$115,018||$106|
|Other Operating||Equipment, supplies, courier service, memberships, etc.||$51,073||$47|
|*Professional, support, and student staff salaries and wages (excludes fringe benefits)|
|What could you do in one academic year to get your money's worth from the tuition you contribute to the library?|
|Service||What You Can Do During the Academic Year||Value of the Service for the Academic Year|
|Studying, which requires the library to be open||Study in the library for 6 hours||$132.54|
|Have a reference consultation||ask two reference questions with a librarian AND use a subject or course LibGuide two times when the library is closed||$186.52|
|Access and download full text articles for assignment from a subscription database||access 3 articles per course for 2 courses during term; 2 terms in academic year; total of 12 articles in academic year||$120.00|
|Use proxy server to access resources off-campus||save 2 trips to campus during academic year||$5.20|
|Borrow a book from the general collection||borrow 2 books during academic year (instead of purchasing)||$29.06|
|Borrow a new book||borrow one book from the new books shelf||$26.06|
|Borrow a book from another library||borrow one book from another library via interlibrary loan (net savings from borrowing rather than you or library buying)||$30.00|
|Use a print textbook on reserve||use one print textbook on reserve during the academic year rather than purchasing it||$87.00|
|Borrow a DVD for a course or entertainment||borrow one video from the library during the academic year||$2.00|
|Use a library computer to do research||Use a library computer once during the academic year||$5.00|
|Borrow a laptop computer||borrow a laptop once during the academic year||$9.00|
|Total Value During The Academic Year||$632.38|