Guess Who I Met In The Sandbox? Collaborations with the Public Library

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Douglas County Libraries’ has recently experienced several successful collaborations. Together with a major database vendor, it collaborated with the local school system to meet the electronic resource needs of the 55,000 students, increase their database use, and save taxpayers $100,000 in the process. At the same time, the library worked with chambers of commerce and local economic development councils to provide startup and marketing information to small-to mid-size companies. It has paired with the local election office to provide assistance with election questions. And an innovative program now allows library patrons to check out a pass to local art and wildlife museums. These are those collaborations.

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  • Guess Who I Met In The Sandbox? Collaborations with the Public Library

    1. 1. Playing in the Community SandboxCollaborations with the Public LibraryHutch TibbettsDigital Resources LibrarianDouglas County Libraries
    2. 2. Successful Collaborations
    3. 3. Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield
    4. 4. Bill Gates & Paul Allen
    5. 5. Sonny & Cher
    6. 6. DCL Initiatives
    7. 7. The Wildlife Experience
    8. 8. Denver Art Museum
    9. 9. Dinosaur Ridge
    10. 10. Community Involvement
    11. 11. Castle Rock Economic Development Council
    12. 12. Parker Downtown Development Council
    13. 13. Colorado Community Newspapers
    14. 14. Transparency Portal
    15. 15. John Travola & Olivia Newton-John
    16. 16. Vendors
    17. 17. Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
    18. 18. Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
    19. 19. Local initiatives
    20. 20. Burt & Ernie
    21. 21. Elections Office
    22. 22. Election call costsCalculation for cost of election calls for election office: • Fee received for answering primary calls – $500 • Number of days answering calls – 17 • Fee received per week for calls – $294.12 = ($500 / 17) * 10 • Number of calls received 7/19-31 – 340 • $294.12/week / 340 calls received = .87¢ per callCalculation for cost of election calls for Contact Center staff: • Avg cost per hr for CC staff – $16.44 • Time spent on election calls – 10.25 hours • Number of calls received 7/19-7/30 – 340 • $16.44 * 10.25 = $168.51 cost to answer calls • $168.51 / 340 = .50¢ per call
    23. 23. Partnerships
    24. 24. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
    25. 25. Collaborations
    26. 26. Douglas County Libraries
    27. 27. Douglas County School District
    28. 28. Cultures Degrees of Magnitude Category School District Library District 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2009 2010 2011No. Registered 58,723 59,185 60,483 173,660 197,018 217,802CustomersBudgeted $451,390,619 $466,102,256 $439,147,638 $21,251,179 $21,639,347 $21,840,000RevenuesNo. FTE 5,158 5,102 4,734 247 227 224EmployeesNo. of 84 75 77 7 7 7BranchesGoverning 7, elected 5, appointedBoard
    29. 29. AskColorado questions in Douglas County Question Type Number % Total General 54 14.03% Academic 23 5.97% Business 8 2.08%Homework, K-12 300 77.92% TOTAL 385 100.00%
    30. 30. AskColorado questions during the week by time Time Number Percentage Before 8 a.m. 4 1.61% Between 8 a.m. & 3 p.m. 123 49.60% Between 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. 28 11.29% After 5 p.m. 93 37.50% TOTAL 248 100.00%
    31. 31. Wrinkles
    32. 32. Thanks!
    33. 33. Questions?http://slidesha.re/sandbox-collaborations
    34. 34. Bud Abbott & Lou Costello
    35. 35. Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak

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