This was a project at a small academic library to replace an obsolete patron count method with an app that could be used by student workers on the library tablet. I utilized Google Forms to create the data entry portion for the student workers to record how many people where in a given area of the library at a particular time. The data could later be accessed by library staff via Google Sheets to analyze and consider current use patterns and needs for any future adjustments to the spaces available for a particular use, i.e. quiet study, group work, study rooms, computer use, etc….
Here is the form that students could access from the tablet to anonymously enter student use of the library building:
Here is the spreadsheet that staff could access to evaluate and assess building use. Data was collected at regular intervals to assess how each area was utilized: