Great Public Libraries Tour II  - USA<br />Queens Public Library<br />New DC Library Buildings<br />YOUmedia at the Chicag...
Queens LibraryEnrich your life<br />Strong service orientation and programming<br />2009 Library of the Year<br />2010 ULC...
Structure and Funding<br />NFP Corporation governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by Mayor of New York and Borough Pres...
6%   Contributions /other sources</li></li></ul><li>Vital Statistics<br />Population of 2.3 million with 47% overseas born...
Central Library<br />4,600 sq m<br />1,300 sq m Children’s and Discovery Centre to open in 2010<br />75 staff<br />1 milli...
Flushing Library<br />Opened 1998. Renovated 2010 (Teens, Media and Quiet Study areas)<br />7,000 sq m<br />67 staff<br />...
Programs<br /><ul><li>Adult Learner
Employment
Health
Youth
New Americans
Services to Incarcerated people</li></li></ul><li>
www.queenslibrary.org<br />
New District of Columbia (DC)branch libraries<br />
Sample of standardised requirements for all new DC library buildings<br />a minimum size of 2,100 sq m<br />capacity for 8...
Environmental Features<br />High emphasis on achieving LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) certification ...
New DC Libraries visited<br />Georgetown Library (under construction, opening August 2010)<br />Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Libra...
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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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

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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
  • Library services us library tour - presentation

    1. 1. Great Public Libraries Tour II - USA<br />Queens Public Library<br />New DC Library Buildings<br />YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library<br />
    2. 2. Queens LibraryEnrich your life<br />Strong service orientation and programming<br />2009 Library of the Year<br />2010 ULC Award for Innovation for HealthLink program<br />28,000 programs <br /> attended by 500,000<br />
    3. 3. Structure and Funding<br />NFP Corporation governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by Mayor of New York and Borough President of Queens for 5 year terms<br />CEO and Library Director appointed by the Board<br />Budget of 120 million <br />– 85% City of New York<br />- 7% State of New York<br /><ul><li>2 % US Government
    4. 4. 6% Contributions /other sources</li></li></ul><li>Vital Statistics<br />Population of 2.3 million with 47% overseas born and 160 languages spoken<br />61 branches/community libraries (most between 650 and 1,400 sq m )<br />1,100 FT staff, 750 PT staff and 800 volunteers<br />7.7 million items / 60 community language collections<br />23 million loans p.a.<br />15 million visits p.a.<br />835,000 active members<br />Approx 30 Friends Groups <br /> with 2,000 members<br />
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    6. 6. Central Library<br />4,600 sq m<br />1,300 sq m Children’s and Discovery Centre to open in 2010<br />75 staff<br />1 million items, 40 languages collections <br />2.5 million loans<br />Closed stack for 2/3 of collection<br />48 PCs in the Cyber Centre plus 8 PCs for word processing<br />Listed to undertake renovations in the near future<br />
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    14. 14. Flushing Library<br />Opened 1998. Renovated 2010 (Teens, Media and Quiet Study areas)<br />7,000 sq m<br />67 staff<br />365,000 items<br />40 language collections<br />1.8 million visit p.a.<br />3.3 million loans p.a. (58% of loans are <br /> from community language collections)<br />70 PCs<br />
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    28. 28. Programs<br /><ul><li>Adult Learner
    29. 29. Employment
    30. 30. Health
    31. 31. Youth
    32. 32. New Americans
    33. 33. Services to Incarcerated people</li></li></ul><li>
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    36. 36. www.queenslibrary.org<br />
    37. 37. New District of Columbia (DC)branch libraries<br />
    38. 38. Sample of standardised requirements for all new DC library buildings<br />a minimum size of 2,100 sq m<br />capacity for 80,000 items<br />provision for a minimum of 32 PCs, including PCs for children<br />4 to 6 study rooms<br />A meeting room for at least 100 people, to be also accessible after hours<br />2 ‘conference’ spaces for 8 to 12 people<br />a flat floor and as few floors as possible<br />space for children’s programs<br />
    39. 39. Environmental Features<br />High emphasis on achieving LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council. <br />Environmentally-friendly or green features included:<br /> vegetative roofs to reflect sunlight and keep the building cooler in summer <br />recycled materials in flooring, countertops and wood finishes <br />designated space for energy efficient vehicles<br />lots of natural light as well as energy-efficient lighting <br /> <br />
    40. 40. New DC Libraries visited<br />Georgetown Library (under construction, opening August 2010)<br />Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library (under construction, opening July 2010)<br />Benning Library<br />Anacostia Library<br />
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