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North East Town Library Disclaimer: this project is about a fictitious library, situated in the real town of North East, Duchess County, NY LIS 505 Dr. V. Nesset Fall 2011 Assignment 1
North East Town library is located in the town of North East, Duchess County, NY. North East Town is a small town with population 6,000 people that shares a border with the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The town library in North East is a focus of our research. The library is a home of 40,000 items, including books, multimedia and periodicals.
North East Town Library serves 4,150 cardholders. The population is 74% white and 26% of different ethnicity. The patrons of the library come from various educational and cultural backgrounds, all income levels and have various information needs. The library holds staff consisting of 9 employees( 2 full time, 6 part time and 1 paraprofessional). Three volunteers are serving as pages.
Overview Content CommunityAnalysis Access Info NeedsAnalysis Support Cost NeedsAnalysis& Assessment Identification Unit Selection Unit Gifts & Donations Physicalinputs Role Analysis Community User Studies Library Direct Purchase Identification BEGINNING Information Audit Acquisition /Collection development Unit Selection Approval plans and Blankets Books Market Analysis Subscriptions Dissemination END Multi-media Acquisition Standing orders Gifts & Exchange Budget Ordering/Claiming/Receipt Library Staff Microforms Utilization Organization Cataloguing/Classification Manuscripts Serials Control Interpretation Preparation Database/Catalogue Maintenance Maps Storage Services Shelving,/Housing/ Retrieval Organization Unit Government documents Circulation Periodicals Binding / Preservation Collection management Original cataloguing Budgeting/ Planning Online cataloguing • Storage • Unit Preparation Unit Patron Needs Services Enhanced Access Copy cataloguing Equipment and space Remote Access Identification and Security Short Term Patron’s * Needs * Wants * Demands Ready for storage Preservation and Repair Long term Evaluation *Note: Decision points
* Staffing * Working hours * Collection size * Space * Amount of time for use Who is the user ? * Education * Income * Cultural background * Economics * Responsibilities * Interest * Reaction * Availability * Location * Cost effectiveness Info NeedsAnalysis Market Analysis CommunityAnalysis Information Identification NeedsAnalysis& Assessment * Identifying a need that is a want and a demand . (Which items to purchase?) User Studies Role Analysis Information Audit - - * Who collects the information * What information is wanted * How the data will be used * Info user * Info need * Info-seeking behavior * Info retrieval process Selection
Identification Selection Gifts & Donations Support Cost Access Content What are the needs/wants demands of the community? Access to available content Who Selects? How they select? Does it fit our budget?( Is it cost effective?) Would the library purchase that?( Is it worth keeping?) *Independent selectors * Committees * Individuals or group lists * Patrons * Librarians * Subject specialists * Head librarian Reviewing media Core collection lists Bibliographic Databases Industry listservs * Periodicals( magazines) * Reference collections * Children’s collections * Adult - Choice, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly etc. * Child - Hornbook, School Library Journal * Publib * DorothyL * Yo-Liba * IaFa-L * Fiction-L Acquisition
Selection Publishers Dealers Direct Purchase Agents Wholesalers Physicalinputs Approval plans and Blanket Orders Books Acquisition Multi-media Direct Microforms Subscriptions Vendors Manuscripts Maps Publishers Government documents Standing orders Periodicals Vendors Gifts/Donations Gifts and Exchange Intralibrary Loan Organization
Acquisition * OCLC, * AMICUS * LC MARC * EBSCO Host * NoveList Plus * ProQuest * PCC, * CONCER Preparation
Organization Preparation Identification and Security Preservation and Repair * Evidence of ownership(identification labels, stamps front, back and page 22) * Location information , recording and tracking use( barcodes) * Plastic lock covers for audio and video materials * Identification data for remote access * Adhesive cover, * Basic repair ( tape, glue, hot glue gun), * Cleaning and disinfecting, * Enforcing edges and spine of paperbacks Ready for storage * Sorting, * Preparing for shelving Storage
Storage Preparation Interpretation Evaluation Long term Short Term Tangible and intangible materials owned by the library Tangible and intangible materials not owned by the library Tangible and intangible materials owned by the library Deselection /Weeding * Designated storage area underground( basement) * Designated storage area above ground(attic) * Archive designated area * Back up server * Duplicates, * Unsolicited gifts * Unwanted gifts * Obsolete books * Superseded editions, * Infested/dirty/worn * Small print/brittle paper * Unused * Periodicals with no indexes * Tables * Shelves * Racks * Bins * Book Cases * Server *Computer systems(2)
Storage Interpretation Events Online Services Classes Special assistance Out of the library In the library *Language and literacy *Computer literacy *Internet and social media *GED *Website *Online catalogue *Facebook page *Online chat with a librarian *Reference librarian *Literacy specialist *Outreach service for the elderly in the community *Group accommodation *Book Club *Story Hour *Book signings and presentations *Discussion groups *Movie night * *Health fair *Job fair * College fair * Presentations at the local school Utilization
Utilization Interpretation Dissemination Space Time Equipment * Reading area *Furniture for the use of patrons *Small room for meetings *Children section * Schedule availability for patron initiated events/meetings * Reference help *Organizing community events * Computer hardware and software *Office supplies and equipment *Cassette and DVD players for borrowing *1 Nook for borrowing
Utilization Dissemination Services Special accommodations Money raising events Intralibrary Loan and Exchange Online Offline * Circulation * Reference desk * Adult programs and clubs *Children programs and clubs * Brochures, bulletins, local information *Website * Online catalogue *2 Computer systems for patron use *Librarian chat connection *Accommodations for people with disabilities ( large print books, Nook as a reading device, accessible restroom, ramp) *Security personnel *Social worker on call * Book sale events * Charity events * Exhibitions *Art shows
Sources of Income for North East Library (2005-2011)
Staff Structure ( North East Town Library) Public Services Technical Services Administrative Services Support Services 1 person 1 person 1 person 2 people 3 people 1 person Fulltime Parttime Fulltime Parttime Parttime Maintenance (Part time) Director Assistant director/Head librarian * Technical services specialist * Technical services Coordinator * Electronic resources librarian Collection specialist * Reference librarian * LTA( paraprofessional) Maintenance, Security, Outreach services ( local school, Assisted living facilities etc.) Human resources, Budgeting, Public Relations, Management, Policy implementation, Technical support, Public Events ( job and health fairs, college fairs Reference, Special services, Circulation, Age related programs( Adult, Children and Young Adult ), Information transfer, Processing, Collection development, Acquisition Conservation, Intralibraryloan
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