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Kiwanis Presentation  Dec 2009
 

Kiwanis Presentation Dec 2009

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Holly Carroll, Executive Director gave this presentation to the Kiwanis Club.

Holly Carroll, Executive Director gave this presentation to the Kiwanis Club.

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    Kiwanis Presentation  Dec 2009 Kiwanis Presentation Dec 2009 Presentation Transcript

    • Your Library 2009 Kiwanis Eyeopener December 1, 2009 Holly Carroll
    • Your new Director
      • New to Colorado
      • Born and Raised in Ohio
      • Over 30 years experience in public libraries
      • Last position: Deputy Director, Cleveland Public Library
    • Your New Director
      • Alas, a Cleveland Sports Fan
      • Avid Hiker and Biker
    • The Beginning Community Reading Room on Walnut Street 1889 Carnegie Library 1904 Fort Collins
    • The Library District
      • Formed in 2007
    • Governance
      • 7 member Board of Trustees
      • Appointed for 7 year terms by Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins
    • Main Library
      • Main Library built 1976 in Library Park
    • Harmony Library
      • Joint-use with Front Range Community College, opened in 1998
    • Harmony Library Partnership
      • 50 Year Contract
      • Building owned and maintained by FRCC
      • Operations and staff supervised by Library District
      • Managed collaboratively
      • Serves as both public and academic library
    • Council Tree
      • Opened in March 2009
      • A family library with book store ambience
      • 17,000 square feet
      • Located in Front Range Village
      • Exterior Gold Leed Certified, interior- platinum?
      • Paid entirely with city impact fees collected over 12 year period
    • Council Tree
    • Council Tree
    • 2009 Budget EXPENDITURES Personnel $4,830,400 Contractual 1,668,500 Collection 950,000 Other Commodities 447,400 Contingency 100,000 Projected Expenditures $7,996,300 Reserve for 2009 $3,235,063
    • Programs & Services
      • Poudre River Public Library District is one of the busiest libraries in Colorado.
      • In 2008 over 54,000 people attended 1,400 programs at the libraries.
      • Approximately 70,000 items were borrowed from and another 40,000 items loaned to other libraries.
      • Adult and children’s Library reference staff answered 123,500 questions .
    • Kids love the Library
    • Interesting Stats
      • 2,343,595 items were borrowed in 2008
      • Estimated 3,000,000 will be borrowed in 2009 +28%
      • Active card holders 115,000
      • Population of District 170,000
      • District comprises 1,700 square miles
      • Volunteers 789
      • Volunteer hours 17,060
      • Homebound Deliveries 7,937
    • Borrowing is up
    • Partnerships
      • CSU – social entrepreneur series
      • Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
      • Fort Collins Reads
      • International Center for 24 International Nights
      • City of Fort Collins- Local history website
    • Support Groups
      • Friends of the Poudre River Library
      • Poudre River Library Trust
    • Grants
      • History Comes Alive – FortFund, 2009
      • Book Express for Kids, Library Services and Technology Act, 2009
      • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2008, 2009
      • Lighting retrofit and HVAC re-commission, FortZed, 2009,2010.
    • Awards
      • Community Partnership Award, Colorado Assoc. of Libraries 2009
      • Top Teen List Committee, Am. Library Association, 2009
      • Service to Diverse Populations Award, Colorado Assoc. of Libraries,2008
      • Project of the Year Award, Colorado Assoc. of Libraries 2007 ( formation of District)
    • Planning for the Future
      • Strategic Plan 2008-2011
      • Facilities Plan adopted July 2009
      • Capital Expansion Fees
      • Policy review