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IFLAL2010 session 89 Thursday 12 Auguat 2010 at IFLA2010 in Gøteborg, Sweden

IFLAL2010 session 89 Thursday 12 Auguat 2010 at IFLA2010 in Gøteborg, Sweden

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  • Community Engagement and Collaboration: At Vancouver Public Library
  • Vancouver  City population 620,000  Metropolitan region population 2.5 million Vancouver Public Library  22 branches with2.3 million items in the collection  $40.6 million annual operating budget
  • 2009 Collection Use Metrics Physical Collection Use  Circulation: 9.9 million items  Of which: Print was 6.4 million items Audiovisual was 3 million items  Holds placed: 1.2 million or approximately 12% of total borrowing  Items borrowed for use by a child: 30% of total  Non-English language items borrowed: 15.35% of total
  • 5 Year Borrowing Trends 2005 2009 % Change Print Fiction 4,289,000 4,092,000 (-4.6%) Print Non-Fiction 3,050,000 2,850,000 (-6.6%) DVD 858,000 2,086,000 (+143.1%) VHS 902,000 158,000 (-82.5%) CD Music 215,000 371,000 (+72.6%)
  • Virtual Services Database logins: 400,000 Website visitors: 4.2 million Public internet workstations: 379 Public Internet sessions: 1.3 million Wireless access provided at all branches
  • Changing Context of the Public Library Collections influx The increasing importance of library as public space The need for proactive and appropriate engagement with marginalized communities Success through collaboration
  • The Public Library as Public Space Inclusive welcoming space The iconic Central Library A new neighbourhood branch
  • Library as Gallery and Performance Space
  • Library as Gallery and Performance Space
  • Library as Gallery and Performance Space
  • Library as Gallery and Performance Space
  • Library as Proactive Content Provider
  • Library as Proactive Content Provider
  • Vancouver Learning City Connecting the Community through Learning Community Organizations Vancouver Learning City Vancouver Public Library
  • The City and Senior Governments
  • Working Together
  • Conclusions paul.whitney@vpl.ca