Week 51: Study Space Data and Trends

Steve Maiorisi, Chief Campus Planning and Facilities Officer, shared the attached slides with me this week. The charts and graphs exhibit HMS’s study space data and trends from February 19th to February 26th. The first slide compares the study spaces by location and the last three slides show the usage of the study space combined in both locations by bookings, hours, and % utilization. We receive these reports weekly and it helps gauge density as well as utilization for not only Countway but also all the study spaces available on campus at this time. As you know, the library is open to all students in the three Longwood schools but not post docs (which is in the process). The data we have indicates that for February, 89% of the students in Countway reserving space were HMS and 11% were HSPH. The average daily count for Countway is currently ~17 students per day. I will continue to discuss Countway’s utilization data and trends at our upcoming Town Hall meetings at the dates and time provided below. In addition, I am excited to welcome Scott Podolsky and Allan Brandt at our meeting on April 13th 1:00pm to 2:00pm, as they will be discussing the history of stigma, and how that relates to COVID, in an effort to de-stigmatize it. I look forward to virtually seeing you all soon to continue the discussion on Countway’s reopening.

Upcoming Virtual Town Hall Meetings

  • March 9th 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • March 30th 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • April 13th 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Elaine