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  1. Killer Collections:Thinking Beyond the Book Presenters: Amy Calhoun, Lori Easterwood, Patrick Sweeney Thursday, July 21, 2011

  2. Introductions Lori Easterwood Programming Supervisor Sacramento Public Library leasterwood@saclibrary.org www.altlibrary.com www.meetup.com/altlibrary Amy Calhoun Electronic Resources Librarian Sacramento Public Library acalhoun@saclibrary.org Patrick Sweeney Branch Manager San Mateo County Libraries www.pcsweeney.com @pcsweeney facebook.com/pcsweeney Sweeney@smcl.org

  3. Killer Collections - Agenda • Do print materials alone meet the diverse needs of your community? • How can library staff manage the logistics of non-traditional library materials, like guitars and eReaders? • How can partnerships help with funding and/or implementation of these new collections?

  4. Traditional Collections

  5. Non-Traditional Collections

  6. Needs versus Wants

  7. Poll – Type your response in the chat box • What non-traditional items does your library circulate, if any?

  8. Why eReaders?

  9. How to Circulate eReaders Policy & Procedure Results • Lending rules & agreement • Preloaded content • Staff time • Refreshing Content • Popularity – Holds ratio • Losses & Damages

  10. Training Staff & Public • Classes • YouTube video • FAQ

  11. Partnerships • California State Library • Friends of the Library • Barnes & Noble

  12. Seed Library – Project History

  13. Seed Library – Partnerships and Goals “to educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education, and the environment. “

  14. Seed Library - Details

  15. Seed Library - Details

  16. Seed Library - Costs Yo, Imma let you finish but the seed library is the lowest cost collection of all time. …OF ALL TIME!!

  17. Seed Library - Lessons Learned Partnerships Partnerships PARTNERSHIPS Partnerships

  18. Guitar Library - Background

  19. Guitar Library - Partnerships

  20. Guitar Library – Goal of Project

  21. Guitar Library - Costs

  22. Guitar Library - Logistics

  23. Guitar Library - Details

  24. Guitar Library- Details

  25. Guitar Library - Details

  26. Guitar Library – Lessons Learned Insert video from here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7W9RDuL0DY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7W9RDuL0DY

  27. Poll – Type your response in the chat box • What special collections does your library have for staff?

  28. Programming in a box

  29. Logistics • Booking method • Delivery schedule • Circulation policy • Restocking responsibility

  30. Art Packs

  31. Art Packs • Creation • First 5 grant—Crocker Art Museum • Contents selected by museum • Library catalogs and circulates • Contents • Selection of books • Activity suggestions • Early Childhood interactive toys • CD

  32. Ways to measure success • Outputs • Circulation • Turnover • Outcomes • User surveys • Focus Groups • Don’t forget to take a benchmark

  33. Questions?

  34. Thank You! Lori Easterwood Programming Supervisor Sacramento Public Library leasterwood@saclibrary.org www.altlibrary.com www.meetup.com/altlibrary Amy Calhoun Electronic Resources Librarian Sacramento Public Library acalhoun@saclibrary.org Patrick Sweeney Branch Manager San Mateo County Libraries www.pcsweeney.com @pcsweeney facebook.com/pcsweeney Sweeney@smcl.org