LIBRARY AS PLACE Instructor: Alex Cohen Diana Edmonds [email_address] CILIP Workshop JAN. 2009
This Workshop Is Brought to You By CILIP The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. CILIP forms a community of around 36,000 people engaged in library and information work, of whom approximately 21,000 are CILIP members and about 15,000 are regular customers of CILIP Enterprises.
A new study released by the Friends of the San Francisco PL (SFPL) suggests that SFPL generates $3.34 in benefits for every $1 spent on its operations and services, if the more optimistic valuations of basic library services are used. By Norman Oder -- Library Journal, 3/1/2008
2005 South Carolina study on the impact of public libraries found the total direct and indirect return on investment for every $1 expended on the state’s public libraries by SC state and local governments is $4.48—almost 350%.
In Florida, For every $6,448 US spent on public libraries from public funding sources in Florida, one job is created. For every dollar of public support spent on public libraries in Florida, gross regional product increases by $9.08 US.
For every dollar of public support spent on public libraries in Florida, income (wages) increases by $12.66 US.
Aaron Cohen Associates LTD January 2008 Library is a “Place” and a “Set of Services”
Needs Assessment: Profile Users, Staff and Collections
- existing print shelving /capacity
- media / digital
Users and Staff “ What gives life?” Appreciating “ The best of what is” “ What might be” Envisioning Impact “ What the world is calling for” “ What should be” Collaborative Work “ How to empower, learn, adjust, improvise?” Sustain Discovery Dream Destiny Design A. Cohen Associates, Ltd, 2008
Traditional Problem-Solving Approach vs. Appreciative Inquiry A. Cohen Associates, Ltd, 2008 Problem Solving Appreciative Inquiry Identify the problem based upon a "felt need" Appreciating and valuing the "best of what is" Analysis of causes Envisioning "what might be" Analysis of possible solutions Hold dialogues about "what should be" Action planning (treatment) Innovate with "what will be“ Basic Assumption: An organization is a problem to be solved An organization is a mystery to be embraced
Aaron Cohen Associates LTD January 2008 THE COLLECTION AREA CALCULATIONS 3 Shelves high DF stack - 168 vol. = 64 DF stacks per 100 sq.m. 5 Shelves high DF stack - 280 vol. = 64 DF stacks per 100 sq.m. 7 Shelves high DF stack - 392 vol. = 64 DF stacks per 100 sq.m.
THE COLLECTION CALCULATIONS Single face stack (SF) 1 Shelf = 28 volumes 1 Shelf = 56 volumes Double face stack (DF) 3 Shelves high SF stack - 3 x 28 = 84 volumes 5 Shelves high SF stack - 5 x 28 = 140 volumes 7 Shelves high SF stack - 7 x 28 = 196 volumes 3 Shelves high DF stack - 3 x 28 x 2 = 168 volumes 5 Shelves high DF stack - 5 x 28 x 2 = 280 volumes 7 Shelves high DF stack - 7 x 28 x 2 = 392 volumes