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Kenton County Public Library

  1. 2. Kenton County Public Library Staff Day 2007
  2. 3. 2006/2007 was a year of … Change
  3. 4. <ul><li>New Director </li></ul><ul><li>New Durr Branch </li></ul><ul><li>New Durr Branch Manger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Staff at Durr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collection Services </li></ul><ul><li>Many retirements </li></ul><ul><li>Many new supervisors at all three locations </li></ul>
  4. 5. Despite these changes we have thrived. Why? <ul><li>Good Leadership from the Board of Trustees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Milton Mains, Lois Schultz, Allen Thomas, Jim Horner and Tony Milburn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excellent Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both old-timers and newcomers make a difference each and everyday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great Support from the community </li></ul>
  5. 6. Durr
  6. 7. Accomplishments <ul><li>Library Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Durr 176,504 </li></ul><ul><li>Covington 474,577 </li></ul><ul><li>Erlanger 479,437 </li></ul><ul><li>Total 1,130,518 </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Books 1,085,403 </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/visual 954,269 </li></ul><ul><li>Total 2,041,911 </li></ul>
  7. 8. ILL <ul><li>Items Loaned to KCPL – 4,012 </li></ul><ul><li>Items Loaned to other libraries – 7,773 </li></ul><ul><li>The Most ILL’s in the Commonwealth </li></ul>
  8. 9. Reference 288,540 Adult, Children and Outreach
  9. 10. Computers and Electronic Resources <ul><li>Users of Public Internet Computers – 329,412 </li></ul><ul><li>96 Licensed Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Home Page Use – 1,191,102 </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog – 2,138,195 </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper Index - 147,650 </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Page – 423,447 </li></ul><ul><li>geNKY – 246,558 </li></ul><ul><li>Faces and Places – 372,323 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of people formally trained to use electronic resources – 9,551 (an increase of 3,017 over last year!) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Outreach <ul><li>Homebound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5,668 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Racing to Read </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3,512 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Talking Books </li></ul><ul><li>550-600 patrons per month </li></ul><ul><li>Total Outreach Circulation – 89,245 </li></ul>
  11. 12. Collection Services <ul><li>Number of items ordered – 61,170 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of items cataloged – 58,360 </li></ul><ul><li>Collection </li></ul><ul><li>494,505 Books </li></ul><ul><li>77,661 Audio/visual materials </li></ul><ul><li>6,450 Electronic books </li></ul>
  12. 13. Programming <ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covington 1,110 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Durr 559 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erlanger 1,172 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach 1,320 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total 4,151 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covington 27,710 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Durr 16,976 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erlanger 25,259 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach 20, 650 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total 90,595 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. New in 2008? <ul><li>Three Year Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seniors/Retirees’ Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations and Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Annual Fund </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Director’s Regional Trivia Contest
  15. 16. Question 1 <ul><li>What is the tallest occupied building in Covington? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Question 2 <ul><li>In 1940, what were the two largest cities in population in Kenton County? </li></ul>
  17. 18. Question 3 and 4 <ul><li>There have been three directors of Kenton County Public Library. How many of these directors were born in Kentucky? </li></ul><ul><li>How many were born in Kenton County? </li></ul>
  18. 19. Question 5 <ul><li>True or False </li></ul><ul><li>The first Board of Trustees of the Covington Public Library included William Goebel as a member. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Question 6 <ul><li>The first Carnegie public library to be constructed in Kentucky was at Covington. What was the total cost to construct this building? </li></ul><ul><li>a. $36,329.85 </li></ul><ul><li>b. $52,326.50 </li></ul><ul><li>c. $87,170.94 </li></ul>
  20. 21. Question 7 <ul><li>When the Erlanger Public Library became a part of the Covington Public Library in 1928, how many volumes were in Erlanger’s collection? </li></ul><ul><li>a. 1,500 </li></ul><ul><li>b. 3,000 </li></ul><ul><li>c. 9,250 </li></ul>
  21. 22. Question 8 <ul><li>Who/What owns the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati International Airport? </li></ul>
  22. 23. Question 9 <ul><li>What occurred in Northern Kentucky on Memorial Day 1977? </li></ul>
  23. 24. Question 10 <ul><li>What was the nickname of the gun invented by Newport native John Taliaferro Thompson? </li></ul>
  24. 25. Question 11 <ul><li>The former city of Pius Heights is now part of what modern day city? </li></ul>
  25. 26. Question 12 <ul><li>Fort Mitchell merged with what larger city? </li></ul>
  26. 27. Question 13 <ul><li>Boone County was formed in what year? </li></ul>
  27. 28. Question 14 <ul><li>In Kenton County, the Dixie Highway was previously known as the ….? </li></ul>
  28. 29. Question 15 <ul><li>In 1978, a show which featured a local city premiered on national television. What was the name of the show? </li></ul>
  29. 30. Question 16 <ul><li>In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team in US history. What was their record during this inaugural year? </li></ul>
  30. 31. Question 1 <ul><li>What is the tallest occupied building in Covington? </li></ul><ul><li>RIVERCENTER </li></ul><ul><li>KENTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY </li></ul>
  31. 32. Question 2 <ul><li>In 1940, what were the two largest cities in population in Kenton County? </li></ul><ul><li>COVINGTON </li></ul><ul><li>LUDLOW </li></ul>
  32. 33. Question 3 and 4 <ul><li>There have been three directors of Kenton County Public Library. How many of these directors were born in Kentucky? </li></ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>How many were born in Kenton County? </li></ul><ul><li>1 </li></ul>
  33. 34. Question 5 <ul><li>True or False </li></ul><ul><li>The first Board of Trustees of the Covington Public Library included William Goebel as a member. </li></ul><ul><li> TRUE </li></ul>
  34. 35. Question 6 <ul><li>The first Carnegie public library to be constructed in Kentucky was at Covington. What was the total cost to construct this building? </li></ul><ul><li>a. $36,329.85 </li></ul><ul><li>b. $52,326.50 </li></ul><ul><li>c. $87,170.94 </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul>
  35. 36. Question 7 <ul><li>When the Erlanger Public Library became a part of the Covington Public Library in 1928, how many volumes were in Erlanger’s collection? </li></ul><ul><li>a. 1,500 </li></ul><ul><li>b. 3,000 </li></ul><ul><li>c. 9,250 </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul>
  36. 37. Question 8 <ul><li>Who/What owns the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati International Airport? </li></ul><ul><li>KENTON COUNTY </li></ul>
  37. 38. Question 9 <ul><li>What occurred in Northern Kentucky on Memorial Day 1977? </li></ul><ul><li>BEVERLY HILLS SUPPER CLUB FIRE </li></ul>
  38. 39. Question 10 <ul><li>What was the nickname of the gun invented by Newport native John Taliaferro Thompson? </li></ul><ul><li>TOMMY GUN </li></ul>
  39. 40. Question 11 <ul><li>The former city of Pius Heights is part of what modern day city? </li></ul><ul><li>EDGEWOOD </li></ul>
  40. 41. Question 12 <ul><li>Fort Mitchell merged with what larger city? </li></ul><ul><li>SOUTH FORT MITCHELL </li></ul>
  41. 42. Question 13 <ul><li>Boone County was formed in what year? </li></ul><ul><li>1796 </li></ul>
  42. 43. Question 14 <ul><li>In Kenton County, the Dixie Highway was previously known as the ….? </li></ul><ul><li>LEXINGTON TURNPIKE </li></ul>
  43. 44. Question 15 <ul><li>In 1978, a show which featured a local city premiered on national television. What was the name of the show? </li></ul><ul><li>WKRP in CINCINNATI </li></ul>
  44. 45. Question 16 <ul><li>In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team in US history. What was their record during this inaugural year? </li></ul><ul><li>57-0 </li></ul>
  45. 46. Tie Breaker <ul><li>What was the population of Newport in 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>(the winner is the closest without going over). </li></ul><ul><li> 30,631 </li></ul>

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