Minnesota Library Structures forCheck It Out! Libraries in the 21st Century March 21, 2012 Chris Olson, Director, MELSA Ann Walker Smalley, Director, Metronet
State Level InfrastructureState Library ServicesMinitex
Minnesota Department of Education: State Library Services• Provides leadership and support to the MN library community in planning, developing and implementing high quality library and information services statewide.• Administers federal and state grants-in-aid programs for libraries and schools. • Includes federal grants called LSTA (Library Services & Technology Act) • Includes state grants to Regional Public Library Systems and Multitype Library Systems.
Minnesota Braille & Talking Book Library• Administered by State Library Services• Provides direct library service to eligible Minnesotans who are legally blind or visually impaired (with visual acuity 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective lenses), printed material as a result of physical limitations), or reading disabled.• Located in Fairbault next to the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD)
Minitex• Information and Resource Sharing Program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education & the University of Minnesota Libraries • Funded by MN Legislature to serve academic & state government libraries • Funded with federal funds by State Library Services to provide services to public libraries & school and special libraries • Minitex also contracts with North & South Dakota to provide services to libraries in those states.• Minitex administers ELM, Minnesota Knows: Dig Deeper @ your library; MnLINK Gateway, AskMN, MN Digital Library and provides other services .
Minitex Brief Facts: FY 2010 Cooperative Purchasing discounts and subsidies resulted in cost avoidance for MN academic & state government libraries of over $34 million Number of requests for loans & articles that Minitex handled from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin 431,131 Number of book loans & copies of articles taken from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Libraries to fill resource sharing requests from Minnesotans 113,159 Number of borrowing requests via the MnLINK Gateway 582,994 Number of items handled in Minitex Delivery System over 1 million Minitex cost of Electronic Library for Minnesota statewide licenses and support $1.82 million Percent of Minitex state appropriation 32%
More Minitex Facts Number of online searches in Electronic Library for Minnesota over 17 million Number of questions from Minnesotans in 24x7 AskMN (virtual reference service) funded by Minitex over 18,000 Number of volumes in Minnesota Library Access Center 1,366,528 Number of Minnesota libraries participating 21 Number of attendees at workshops, webinars, conferences, workshops over 4,460 Hours of operation Monday through Friday 8:00A.M. – 11:00P.M. Saturday 9:00A.M. - 2:00P.M.
Regional InfrastructureRegional Public Library Systems (there are 12) • Federated Library Systems (there are 6) • Consolidated Library Systems (there are 6)Multi-type Library Systems (there are 7) • 4 of these have the same borders as 4 Library Systems • 3 of these include two or more Library Systems
Regional Public Library Systems
Organized under the provision of M.S. 134, M.S. 317, or M.S. 471.59Regional public library systems• Strengthen• Improve• Promote public library servicesReceivestate funding, including Regional Library Basic System Support Grants.
Regional Public Library Systems•Consolidated Regional Library Systems (6) •A total administrative unit •May have branches reporting to Library Director •Examples: •Great River Regional Library •East Central Regional Library•Federated Regional Library Systems (6) •Made up of independent public libraries •Regional Library System Director & headquarters work with member public library directors and staff •Examples: •MELSA (7 public libraries) •Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) (37+ public libraries and around same no. of k12 schools)
Regions and their member public libraries provide free access to libraryservices for all residents of the region without discrimination. Throughcooperation, shared services, and reciprocal agreements, library usershave access to a wide range of public library services and resourceswithin the region and statewide. Through systemcollaboration, communities develop libraries that capitalize on economiesof scale providing greater effectiveness, improved quality and access tomore resources.
Multitype Library Systems
Multicounty Multitype Library Systems•Minnesota has seven regional Multicounty, Multitype LibraryCooperation Systems established by the Minnesota Departmentof Education in 1980. M.S.134.351, 134.353, & 134.354•Each regional multitype defines its own services and priorities.•Multitype Regions improve library services by promoting andfacilitating cooperation among the academic, public, schoollibrary media centers, and special libraries within a specifiedregion.•Membership includes academic libraries, school library mediacenters, public libraries and special libraries inbusinesses, government, health care institutions, and other
Local LibrariesAcademic libraries (4-year; 2-year; private; public)Public libraries – city and county librariesSchool libraries (a shrinking number)Special Libraries
• City librariesPublic LibrariesLibrary Facts • County libraries•359 public library buildings inMN •106 public library buildings in Twin Cities • Funded with local taxes•3.9 M library cardholders (state local gov’t aid LGA)•16,847,007 total materials•3,839,635 reference transactions•56.5 M circulation•$38.12 per capita expenditure • Serve local communities • Must belong to Regional Public Library Systems
Academic Libraries• University of Minnesota Campuses• MnSCU campuses • MnPALS – integrated library system for libraries – operating online catalog and other services• Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) • Private colleges in Twin Cities: Univ of St. Thomas; Augsburg College, Bethel University, etc.• Other Private Colleges, both non profit and for profit educational institutions.• Primary role is to serve their faculty & students and support mission of the institution
Minitex Delivery System provides courier delivery Monday-Friday to higher UMN CROOKSTON education libraries statewide as well as state gov’t and public libraries. Also serves private college council UMN DULUTH libraries (17).UMN MORRIS UMN TWIN CITIES LIBRARIES 18
School Libraries•School media centers located in K12elementary, middle, high schools•School librarians have both a masters in libraryscience and are professional teachers with a subjectexpertise•Due to budget reductions in K12, are among manybeing laid off or reassigned to teaching positions•School librarians teach kids information literacy andcritical thinking skills and are important to a student’sdevelopment.
Special Libraries•Funded by their sponsoring organization•Special collections or special clientele•Examples •State Government Libraries •Historical Society Libraries •Corporate Libraries •Museum Libraries •Other special collections May or may not be open to the public
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