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  • Thank the deans for the opportunity to speak to them about the library’s budget We recognize that we are probably heading into leaner times as an institutional whole, but the library has been experiencing lean times for several years now. Not currently a crisis, but a situation. A “crunch”, and an eventual crisis.

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  • 1. FISCAL HEALTH OF THE JAMES C. KIRKPATRICK LIBRARY (AKA “THE BUDGET CRUNCH”) JCKL Materials Budget Advisory Committee Thursday, October 30, 2008
  • 2. LIBRARIES AND APPLE PIE
    • “ A university is just a group of buildings around a library.” - Shelby Foote
    • “ The Library is the Heart of the University.” - Charles W. Eliot
    • “ A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” - Henry Ward Beecher
    • “‘ Money makes the mare go’ is a proverb that I heard my mother say on many occasions…money may indeed make the mare go, and I contend that it takes a great library to make the university go.” – Library Dean Mollie Dinwiddie, InfoOne Newsletter, Fall 2008.
  • 3. LIBRARIES AND ACCREDITATION
    • “ Unless libraries are used and valued by students and faculty, their impact on learning is small. In short, a library—or a learning resource center—exists to support learning and teaching. To make learning resources an integral part of a student’s education, an organization will have to invest in appropriate materials and equipment and provide the staff that can maintain these resources, train students in their use, and provide assistance when it is needed.
      • – Criterion 3, Core Component 3d, Accreditation Handbook, The Higher Learning Commission (accrediting agency for UCM)
  • 4. JCKL HAS NOT HAD A BUDGET INCREASE SINCE 2006
  • 5. JCKL HAS NOT HAD A BUDGET INCREASE SINCE 2006
  • 6. UCM SUPPORT FOR THE LIBRARY IS AT HISTORIC LOWS
  • 7. SERIALS INFLATION CONTINUES TO ERODE JCKL’S PURCHASING POWER
  • 8. SERIALS INFLATION VS. JCKL BUDGET
  • 9. ECONOMIZING MEASURES
    • Elimination of print/electronic access duplication
    • Identification of materials of lower value or usage for cutting.
    • Implementation of new monographic budget with belt-tightening provisions
  • 10. ECONOMIZING MEASURES: 2008-2009 DATABASE CUTS
    • Gale Business & Company Resource Center
    • Ethnic Newswatch
    • Essay and General Literature Index
    • iPoll
    • Standards Infoweb
    • WebFeet Academic
    • CollegeSource
    • LexisNexis Statistical Universe
    • LexisNexis Government Periodicals
  • 11. ECONOMIZING MEASURES: 2008-2009 MONOGRAPH BUDGET
    • Implemented new monograph allocation formula that considers departmental size, use and cost of materials
    • Belt-tightening provisions:
      • Departmental allocations can rise by no more than 10%, but can drop by up to 20%
    • Overall monographic budget reduced by 6.6% vs. 2007-2008
  • 12. LOOKING FORWARD, FY2010 (IF NO BUDGETARY RELIEF)
    • Additional possible cuts to electronic resources:
      • Either LexisNexis or Westlaw
      • Plunkett Research
      • Scopus
      • Britannica
      • Refworks
      • Central Search
    • Additional cuts to monograph budget
    • Individual journal cancellations
    • Increasing reliance on ILL
  • 13. RECOMMENDATIONS, FY2010
    • Materials :
      • Base budget increase of 13% ($180,000)
    • Operations :
      • Increase of $10,000 to cover rising MOBIUS costs
    • Summit Center
      • $25,000 to install Lock-a-Shelf unit
      • $100,000 for space design/construction, library materials, and staffing to support growing program
  • 14. QUESTIONS?