2016 - 2017 Annual Report

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Calvin Coolidge Library

Annual Report

2016 - 2017

108,714 Visits

to the Library from Fall 2016 to Spring 2017

145,002 Searches

of our databases and Castleton OneSearch

14,358 Checkouts

of circulating and reserve materials

3,936 Answers

to questions provided in-person and online

143 Sessions

of library instruction delivered to 2,103 attendees


of our Research and Course Guides

2,018 Loans

of our materials to other libraries, including 840 loans to other VSC schools

1,055 Bookings

of our study and conference rooms

Top Achievements

Ask a Librarian went 24/7 with our new chat service.  

24/7 Help

Our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan was developed as part of a collaborative strategic planning process in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.  With input and feedback from Castleton's students, faculty and staff, the Calvin Coolidge Library drafted a vision and four strategic priorities that will guide us through 2020.  

Strategic Planning

In this 3-event panel series, we welcomed 14 experts to discuss and consider how fake news and "truthiness" are affecting America, how we define and perceive truth, and how we seek and navigate information.

Panel Series

Miss the panels?  Read remarks from some of our panelists.

Stephanie Traverse became Access Services Librarian, and  Kim Bailey joined us as Evening Supervisor.

New Staff!

Final Exam events and Book Sales were held in December and May.

Library Events

OneSearch was introduced, allowing users to search across our online catalog and database subscriptions from one search box.

Want more library news? See News & Events on our website.