The University of Auckland Library: An overview 2002.

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The University of Auckland Library: An overview 2002.

  1. 1. The University of Auckland
  2. 2. The University of Auckland Library Te Tumu Herenga An Overview Presentation created by Rose Holley - March 2002
  3. 3. Te Tumu Herenga <ul><li>Means ‘the chief tethering post’. It is the main binding point, the unmovable mainstay to which waka are tethered. Tumu emphasises the strength of the bond (herenga) and its chiefly status. Waka can contain many things both precious and mundane for the personal journey. The link to the many vessels is the library ‘Te Tuma Herenga’. Nov 1999 </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is our mission? <ul><li>To enhance the position of The University of Auckland as a university of high international standing, recognised for excellence in teaching, research and administration, innovative contribution to the advancement of knowledge, and service to its local, national and international communities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where are we? <ul><li>Auckland – the largest city in New Zealand Population of approx 1.5 million. </li></ul><ul><li>University comprises 4 main campuses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical and Health Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tamaki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Shore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+ ONLINE </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The University of Auckland Library
  7. 7. Library mission <ul><li>Committed to providing quality library and information services to support and enhance the teaching, research, scholarship and creative work of the University. The library affirms its special obligations to Maori. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who are we? <ul><li>The biggest University Library in New Zealand in terms of : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff employed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volumes held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expenditure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ranks with top 5 Australian Universities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where are our libraries and information centres? <ul><ul><li>General (Arts, Business, Economics, Science) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Davis (Law) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philson (Medical) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fine Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maori Info Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio-Visual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tamaki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clocktower (Cont Ed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Resource C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leigh Marine Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Shore Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Commons </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Who are our staff? <ul><li>100 professionally qualified librarians </li></ul><ul><li>100 library assistants and admin support (+ casual staff for shelving) </li></ul><ul><li>10 Bindery </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL of approximately 210 FTE staff </li></ul><ul><li>(= approx 300 headcount) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Who are our users? <ul><li>30,000 students (full and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate). </li></ul><ul><li>12.2% Maori and Pacific Island </li></ul><ul><li>33.8% Asian </li></ul><ul><li>4,000 academic and general staff </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL of 34,000 library clients </li></ul>
  12. 12. Library Budget
  13. 13. What is our budget? <ul><li>2001 </li></ul><ul><li>$12.4 million – Resources </li></ul><ul><li>$10 million – Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue = $2.5 million </li></ul>
  14. 14. Budget – electronic <ul><li>2001 </li></ul><ul><li>$12.4 million – Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$4.5 million allocated for electronic resources = 36.5% of resource budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding based on EFTS $500+/head </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Library Services & Resources
  16. 16. Library Services <ul><li>10 subject specific Libraries + 5 other information centres (including Tamaki campus) </li></ul><ul><li>Centralised core services </li></ul><ul><li>Off-campus storage </li></ul><ul><li>University Bindery </li></ul>
  17. 17. Services cont <ul><li>Subject librarians: research consultancy in person, by phone and e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a librarian on-line service </li></ul><ul><li>Training and instruction: databases/Internet/ research- on-line and in person </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-library Loan and document delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Voyager / Library Catalogue </li></ul>
  18. 18. Electronic Services <ul><li>LEARN enables 24 x 7 access </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic service available in libraries, computer labs, staff workstations, remotely </li></ul><ul><li>Priority on delivering resources electronically </li></ul>
  19. 19. Usage of LEARN <ul><li>Hits on library website (millions/per year): </li></ul><ul><li>1997 1.2 </li></ul><ul><li>1998 2.5 </li></ul><ul><li>1999 7.0 </li></ul><ul><li>2000 13.3 </li></ul><ul><li>2001 23.3 </li></ul>
  20. 20. What are our resources? <ul><li>Hardcopy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.8 million volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18,000 rolls of microfilms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>55,000 maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>53,000 AV items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>43,000 photographs and drawings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,600 metres of archives and manuscripts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>300 bibliographic databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10000+ electronic journals </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Special collections <ul><li>Collections of major National Importance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NZ and Pacific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asian Languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Resources cont <ul><li>Workstations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>260 with a further 1000 more planned for 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study Spaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3150 with a further 1000 more planned for 2003 </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Issues and Challenges
  24. 24. Issues that matter to us <ul><li>Offering a first class service to students and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing access to all collections and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Developing information literacy skills for students in partnership with academic staff </li></ul>
  25. 25. Issues that matter to us <ul><li>Equity of access to resources regardless of client’s location </li></ul><ul><li>Pursuing digital initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Developing synergies with academic departments delivering courses on-line </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to Maori </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to equity initiatives </li></ul>
  26. 26. Challenges ahead <ul><li>Managing change </li></ul><ul><li>Information explosion and growth of </li></ul><ul><li>e-resources </li></ul><ul><li>Creates different demands on way service delivered e.g on-line ref enquiry, e-mail service, teaching info skills, more workstations required. </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts on staff-skill sets required: working hours, IT dept for network security and a 24 x 7 access </li></ul>
  27. 27. Challenges cont <ul><li>Attracting and retaining high calibre library staff </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to diversity of demand </li></ul><ul><li>Right balance between co-operation and competition with other institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Financing of continual growth in collection costs </li></ul><ul><li>Digital collection management and copyright clearance </li></ul>
  28. 28. How do we compare to libraries in other sectors? <ul><li>Known client base with focused needs </li></ul><ul><li>Work planned according to academic year </li></ul><ul><li>Support to researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Bigger budget </li></ul><ul><li>Service and resources planned in consultation with academics </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>One of largest IT operations in NZ with significant outlay </li></ul>
  29. 29. Employment Opportunities
  30. 30. Employment Opportunities <ul><li>Library Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Client Services Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>IT Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Library and Department Managers </li></ul>
  31. 31. Benefits of working with us <ul><li>Leading edge IT technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend national and international conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training/development courses at University CPD centre (IT, Management, Personal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Friendly work place, flexible dress code </li></ul><ul><li>Environment – university life, city centre </li></ul><ul><li>Varied job duties and opportunity to move around </li></ul>
  32. 32. Benefits cont <ul><li>Able to utilise subject specialist knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Superannuation Scheme with employer contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Gym </li></ul><ul><li>Health Centre </li></ul><ul><li>20 days holiday + statutory holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Opportunity Employer – Work and Family Policy </li></ul>
  33. 33. What we are looking for: <ul><li>Positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility and vision </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to customer service </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>IT and database knowledge, skills and interest </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Opportunity Employer </li></ul>

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