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Joanne Muellenbach, The Commonwealth Medical College ∙ Jacqueline Doyle, The University of Arizona, Phoenix Barbara Shearer, Florida State University ∙ Virginia (Ginny) Tanji, University of Hawaii at Manoa A Comparison of New 21 st Century Libraries: Four Models across Four Time Frames, 2000-2009 <ul><li>Clearly define your target community/communities & base your plans on their needs </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved in the college(s) at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Research the literature & identify experienced consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Start earlier than you think you should and specify details as much as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for sufficient individual study space in library; plan for enough study carrels to seat 25% of class at peak times </li></ul><ul><li>Do not underestimate professional staff size requirements. Your professional staff should evolve and grow as new initiatives and roles for the library unfold with the development of the college </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate library consortia for the best pricing on e-resources and work with your main campus library if you have one for optimum access to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate that initial price for an e-resource. Future increases are often based on first price. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More info is on the MLA Annual Meeting Poster Wall. </li></ul></ul>The Commonwealth Medical College 2009 Medical Library Scranton, PA Planning : Library consultant was employed and informed early planning decisions. Collections: 95% electronic from start-up; less than 500 print titles to support curricula. Partnerships : Informatics curriculum allows us to integrate library instruction into the MD Program Staff : 2 professional and 3 paraprofessionals at present; 4 professionals and 3 paraprofessionals by 2013, plus 2 Academic Informatics staff. Key Drivers/Priorities: Community-based medical school; years 3 and 4 spent off main campus at 3 regional campuses. Facility/Space : Will occupy new medical sciences center in April 2011; library comprises 5,000 square feet and provides seating for 80 plus 2 group study rooms, a conference room and training facilities. Challenges : Our status as an independent medical college; the economy; getting the best deals from the publishers! University of Hawaii at Manoa 2005 Lessons Learned Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library College of Medicine - Tallahassee Staff: 6 FTE and 1.4 FTE part-time employees Staff : 1 professional, 1 paraprofessional + student workers; up to 4+ by 2013 University of Arizona, Phoenix 2007 *Arizona Health Sciences Library College of Medicine, Phoenix Facility/Space: LEED, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary; collaborative spaces everywhere on campus. Planning: Began in 1990s, renovated 1910 buildings, opened in 2007, new education bldg in 2013. Library is a branch of the AHSL* in Tucson. Collections: Highly curriculum-tailored digital library. Currently serve Medicine & Pharmacy. Partnerships : We partner with NAU, AZ Univ. Libs. Consortium (AULC) & the Arizona Health Information Network Key Drivers/Priorities: State-wide need for clinicians, cost-sharing, collaborative partnerships Challenges: Initial complex tri-university collaboration; the economy Health Sciences Library John A. Burns School of Medicine - Honolulu Planning : Initially worked with a library consultant. Included the University Librarian and staff from the private medical library who provided library access/services since 1973. Collections: More than 90% of current book/journal collection is online only. Maintain a print Reserve collection of medical textbooks. Purchased backfile of print journals to 1980. Facility/Space: Opened March 2005 on main floor of Med Ed Bldg. Digital library concentration with reduced stacks space and information commons design.14,500 gross square feet, includes 30-seat computer lab/classroom, 4 group study rooms. Built to LEED standards. Partnerships: Medical Libraries Consortium of Hawaii, a “buying club,” composed of academic, hospital, and special libraries. Cooperative purchasing with main campus library provides breadth and depth of the collection. Key Drivers/Priorities: Support the curriculum and research of JABSOM, a community - based medical school whose primary mission is to train physicians for Hawaii and the Pacific. Challenges: Economy and evolving information needs—doing more with less; changing staff responsibilities. Florida State University 2000 Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library College of Medicine - Tallahassee Planning: Consultants employed prior to founding informed early decisions. Collections: 95% electronic collection. Significant amount of content available for PDAs and other portable devices. Facility/Space: Study space is dispersed throughout building with ample group study and individual study spaces. Staff: Professional to paraprofessional ratio is high. Need is for 5 FTE librarians; 3 FTE technical assistants; 1 GA. Partnerships: Medical informatics education is a separate unit within the Office of Medical Education with both the library and informatics staff providing instruction in use of library resources. Key drivers/Priorities: Community-based medical school; years 3 and 4 spent off main campus at 9 sites/regional campuses. Challenges: The ability of the library to license textbooks is limited by publishers’ willingness to license to libraries. It is time to explore other 21 st -century publishing options such as open educational resources.