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  • Everything we do directly relates back to this mission and the mission of the City.
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    • 1. The mission of the Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library is to provide quality materials and services in a comfortable, open environment. We strive to enhance lifelong learning and personal growth while fostering a community connection. Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Est. 1908
    • 2. Core Values Influenced by…
      • Mission Statement, goals & objectives, Vision, Statement, Trustees, patrons and staff feedback and professional judgment
      • Council/City Manager Direction
      • Maine State Library, Maine Library Association, and American Library Association Standards and Ethics
      • Professional development and workshops
      • Intellectual Freedom principles
      • Tradition and community demographics
      • New library and information science theory
    • 3. Hours Open
      • During the summer, the library is open for a total of 47 hours per week.
      • In the winter, 52 hours per week
      • Other factors that lengthen hours open:
      • Nonprofits that need the meeting room beyond closing time
      • Children not picked up after hours
      • Programs and special events
    • 4. Departmental Priorities
      • Build, maintain & preserve collection and building.
      • Create services & programs
      • Analyze community needs, evaluate services, modify collection, manage change in information needs as our community or interests shift.
      • Policy, Procedures, Reports to local and state government, funding streams, and advisory board
      • Encourage literacy and lifelong learning
      • Improve information services
      • Organize materials for easy retrieval and posterity
      • Patron service and confidentiality
      • Advocacy and training
    • 5. The “Collection”
      • Approximately 60,000 items in a variety of formats
      • Cataloged 4,007 materials in 2005
      • Derived from print, electronic, or audio/visual materials that are reviewed, identified, selected, and acquisitioned (purchased) for the library.
      • Gifts, memorials, and donations – books or multimedia donated that fit into our collection development strategy and then cataloged.
      • Electronic databases provided by Maine State Library and Library Web site.
    • 6. Patrons
      • Library card holders
      • Visitors
      • Remote users
      • Students
      • Our patrons represent many nationalities, socioeconomic levels, ages, political and religious affiliations, philosophical ideas, and experiences.
    • 7. Not Only for the Books…
      • Employment seeking
      • Tax forms and information
      • Email and word processing
      • Legal matters
      • Real estate or apt. hunting
      • Stock market & business
      • Meeting room
      • Fax machine, photocopier, stamps, printing
      • Interlibrary loan
      • Tutoring
      • Gaming
      • Recreational reading
      • City Ordinances & State Statutes
      • School assignments
      • Genealogy questions
      • Local history
      • Personal subject research
      • Health related Info
      • Programs offered
      • Financial aid information
      • Multimedia
      • Relaxation
    • 8. Grants, Revenues and Memorial Donations Over past three years, our department has had an 80% increase in grant money. Approximately, $60,000 received in money or goods Memorial Donations and revenues increased by 40% Trustees have donated a total of $76,494.00 Since 2003
    • 9. Budgetary Trends Over past three years, our budget increased 15% 12% of this increase is a result of the Salary study This leaves a 3% average increase for operations in three years. Unpredictable fuel costs make projection for line item nearly impossible
    • 10. Underserved Patron Populations
      • Young Adults
      • People with disabilities temporary or permanent
      • Non-users
      • Remote users
      • The visually and hearing impaired
    • 11. Cost-saving Measures
      • Outsource 60% of processing (book jackets, labels, etc.) and some “copy cataloging”
      • Purchase fewer books and materials than the previous year
      • Use Maine State Library delivery van service
      • Utilize volunteers and work-study students
      • Progressively seek funding to reduce overhead costs
      • “ Blurring” of roles where all staff contribute to all areas of service (increases risk of staff burnout)
    • 12. Inflation in Collection Costs
      • Magazine cost increase annually:
      • 10%
      • (EBSCO, 2006)
      • Average book prices from 2000 to 2005 rose
      • 14.4%
      • (School Library Journal, 2005)
    • 13. Current Staff
      • Librarian
      • Assistant Librarian
      • Secretary - fulltime
      • Cataloger
      • Reference Librarian
      • Library Technician
      • Computer Technician
      • Children’s Assistant
      • Library Clerk
    • 14. Volunteers
      • Contractual – cleaning, grounds keeper
      • Community service Volunteers
      • Work-study students
      • Seniors
      • Trustees
      • Garden Club
      • Parents
      • Other departments
      • Genealogy Volunteer
      • Computer networking and repair volunteer
    • 15. Library Trustee Activity
      • 45 Second Street Asbestos abatement and demolition
      • Planning a paved parking lot
      • Consulting architect to develop a plan
      • Fund most serials: magazines, newspapers, and microfilms annually
      • Funded ADA Survey by AlphaOne
      • Provide continuous advisement
      • Managed Investments and Charitable Trust
      • Evaluate policy developed by Librarian
      • Volunteer
    • 16. Resource Sharing
      • Reciprocal borrowing – interlibrary loan
      • Maine State Library delivery service (CD&L)
      • Caribou Public Library and our library hosted Maine State library and Maine Library Association training eliminating one workshop travel expenses
      • Librarians share policies and procedures statewide
      • UMPI for work-study, art exhibits, and guest speakers to reduce costs.
      • Other departments work cooperatively and help when they can – share travel cost, RFP’s, etc.
    • 17. Vision for the Future
      • Equipped with staff for Web site management either in the library or another department
      • A leader in innovative technology
      • In a building with adequate space for storage, programs, and growing collection
      • Provide equity of access and a fully accessible building
      • Find “Green” or energy efficient projects
      • Greater community presence and involvement
      • Target services to youth no longer interested in Children’s Services but differ in information-seeking behavior and library use than adults.
    • 18. Trends in Services
      • Rise in Internet and Web site use, book borrowing, interlibrary loan, reference questions and most areas of service
      • Demand for new services and book requests rising
      • Email reference questions rising
      • Meeting Room space utilized almost daily as opposed to 3 or 4 times per year
      • Computers are consistently inadequate for demand
    • 19. Overview of Last Three Years
      • Total circulation has increased by 21% in three years
      • Internet use increased by 24%
      • Meeting room space by 95%
    • 20. Internet/Computer Usage
      • 2002-2005 Statistics
    • 21. Web Site Usage
    • 22. Reference Questions
      • Reference questions are posed in several ways:
      • Telephone the library and staff at home.
      • Email library and staff.
      • Faxes to the library
      • Walk-ins
      • By postal mail
    • 23. The library answered 7,749 reference questions in 2005
    • 24. “ Knowledge is brought to bear in the challenges the organization faces. Management of that knowledge increases its power.” ~Arlene G. Taylor, Librarian Challenges
    • 25. Challenges in Physical Facility
      • Inefficient use of energy – heating/cooling/lighting
      • Space - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Public Library Space Needs Planning Outline indicates a need for 19,969 square feet to house our collection and provide programming at the current level
      • Inadequate Parking and too few handicap spaces
      • No alarm system for library and outdated security cameras
      • Aging systems (plumbing) and windows require frequent maintenance
      • Unanticipated repairs to building and equipment
    • 26. The Library is 12,500 square ft. Most shelves are filled to capacity.
    • 27. Recent Projects
      • New shelving and signage in children’s
      • Purchased bronze statue
      • Installed Wireless connection
      • Web site updated daily and contains more value for the time invested
      • Developed Disaster Readiness Plan
      • Purchased fireproof safe
      • Painted book trucks
      • Updated internal accounting system
      • Added the Burleigh/Steere Classics Collection
    • 28. Summer 2006 Projects/Events
      • Converting existing fixtures with efficient lighting
      • Paving to increase stalls by 15 – Trustee Includes a “green space” with benches and new trees.
      • Painting small shed in 45 Second Street lot
      • Funding sought for audio/visual shelving, alarm system for front and back doors
      • Summer Reading Program (funded by grant)
      • Author book signings and Art show
    • 29. Future Projects
      • Add 7,000 square feet to the library on the north side as funding allows
      • Install alarm on front and back doors and motion sensors and update video camera equipment
      • Address ADA issues – entrance, signage, elevator
      • Consolidate two ground floor bathrooms to one family bathroom that is handicap accessible
      • Replace roof
      • Provide a place for young adults and increase young adult collection
      • Projects that fit into funding stream criterion
    • 30. Procedural & Policy Updates
      • Disaster Readiness Plan
      • More frequent cost analysis on expenditures
      • Collection Development Selection Policy revision
      • Vision Statement, goals & objectives, and short and long range planning under development
      • Need to align our statistics and procedures more closely with Maine State Library statistics.
      • Fee revisions that reflect inflation
    • 31. Working Together…
      • Remain aware of and follow the progress of Trustee plans to expand library and address ADA issues.
      • What the library can do: Provide Council with information and updates on challenges, deficiencies, and how those things are being addressed.
    • 32. Any Questions?

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