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Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
Library services   us library tour - presentation
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Australia to the USA. 13 Librarians on a 3 week tour of US public libraries. Jun/Jul 2010

Australia to the USA. 13 Librarians on a 3 week tour of US public libraries. Jun/Jul 2010

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  • American coloursLC (Washington) and Museum of Visionary Art (Baltimore) – T-shirts
  • Presentation – programming emphasis
  • Donations. Strong philanthropy in America. Acknowledgement
  • Branches generally small buildings, not further than a mile between branches and most within a 20 minute walkOne of the busiest libraries in the USA40% of all loans come from their Media Centers. Special collections include the Black Heritage Reference Center and the International Resource Centre100,000 new cards issued annually12.5 million reference queries daily3.6 million website hits dailyFriends Groups have advocacy and fund-raising roles. 2 full time staff have a role in working with Friends groups
  • Featuring hands-on interactive exhibits, learning labs and library materialsVery tired
  • Lots of activity. PCs full.
  • Soft toys on top of shelves
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    • 1. Great Public Libraries Tour II - USA
      Queens Public Library
      New DC Library Buildings
      YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library
    • 2. Queens LibraryEnrich your life
      Strong service orientation and programming
      2009 Library of the Year
      2010 ULC Award for Innovation for HealthLink program
      28,000 programs
      attended by 500,000
    • 3. Structure and Funding
      NFP Corporation governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by Mayor of New York and Borough President of Queens for 5 year terms
      CEO and Library Director appointed by the Board
      Budget of 120 million
      – 85% City of New York
      - 7% State of New York
      • 2 % US Government
      • 4. 6% Contributions /other sources
    • Vital Statistics
      Population of 2.3 million with 47% overseas born and 160 languages spoken
      61 branches/community libraries (most between 650 and 1,400 sq m )
      1,100 FT staff, 750 PT staff and 800 volunteers
      7.7 million items / 60 community language collections
      23 million loans p.a.
      15 million visits p.a.
      835,000 active members
      Approx 30 Friends Groups
      with 2,000 members
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    • 6. Central Library
      4,600 sq m
      1,300 sq m Children’s and Discovery Centre to open in 2010
      75 staff
      1 million items, 40 languages collections
      2.5 million loans
      Closed stack for 2/3 of collection
      48 PCs in the Cyber Centre plus 8 PCs for word processing
      Listed to undertake renovations in the near future
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    • 14. Flushing Library
      Opened 1998. Renovated 2010 (Teens, Media and Quiet Study areas)
      7,000 sq m
      67 staff
      365,000 items
      40 language collections
      1.8 million visit p.a.
      3.3 million loans p.a. (58% of loans are
      from community language collections)
      70 PCs
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    • 28. Programs
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    • 36. www.queenslibrary.org
    • 37. New District of Columbia (DC)branch libraries
    • 38. Sample of standardised requirements for all new DC library buildings
      a minimum size of 2,100 sq m
      capacity for 80,000 items
      provision for a minimum of 32 PCs, including PCs for children
      4 to 6 study rooms
      A meeting room for at least 100 people, to be also accessible after hours
      2 ‘conference’ spaces for 8 to 12 people
      a flat floor and as few floors as possible
      space for children’s programs
    • 39. Environmental Features
      High emphasis on achieving LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council.
      Environmentally-friendly or green features included:
      vegetative roofs to reflect sunlight and keep the building cooler in summer
      recycled materials in flooring, countertops and wood finishes
      designated space for energy efficient vehicles
      lots of natural light as well as energy-efficient lighting
       
    • 40. New DC Libraries visited
      Georgetown Library (under construction, opening August 2010)
      Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library (under construction, opening July 2010)
      Benning Library
      Anacostia Library

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