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An overview of library services at Leech Lake Tribal College, presented to the LLTC Board of Trustees on Thursday, July 16, 2009

An overview of library services at Leech Lake Tribal College, presented to the LLTC Board of Trustees on Thursday, July 16, 2009



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  • Leech Lake Tribal CollegeLibrary and Archives
    Board of Trustees
    Annual Retreat
    Thursday, July 16, 2009
  • LLTC Library Fast Facts
    1,050 square feet
    8 computers for students & community
    Over 6,500 items in the collection
    Periodicals & database subscriptions
    News clippings
    Copies of Library of Congress maps
    Special Collections
    Rare, fragile materials
    First-run printings and autographed copies
  • Guided by LLTC Mission, Vision and Values
    Our departmental mission is to support the goals of the College and its learning community and to uphold Anishinaabe worldviews by providing quality resources and capable service.
    Our LLTC Library Vision:
    We aspire to be a premier academic and cultural center, to offer access to the highest quality resources, and to provide exceptional service from an empowered professional staff.
  • Values in Action
    By giving courteous service to our library users
    By delivering information using multiple resources from a variety of perspectives and by preserving cultural materials for future generations
  • Values in Action
    By addressing problems openly and directly and by finding innovative, constructive solutions
    By maintaining established policies and procedures which make our actions transparent and accountable to others
  • Values in Action
    By treating all people, all things, and all ideas with fairness, care, and dignity
    By understanding and accepting others and ourselves
    By valuing the coming together of people, traditional knowledge, and learning
  • American Library AssociationCode of Ethics
    We provide the highest level of service to all library users through appropriate and usefully-organized resources; equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests.
    We uphold the principles of intellectual freedomand resist all efforts to censor library resources.
    We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentialitywith respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired, or transmitted.
    We respect intellectual property rightsand advocate balance between the interests of information users and rights holders.
    We treat co-workers and other colleagues with respect, fairness, and good faith, and advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees of our institutions.
    We do not advance private interests at the expense of library users, colleagues, or our employing institutions.
    We distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties and do not allow our personal beliefs to interfere with fair representation of the aims of our institutions or the provision of access to their information resources.
    We strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession.
  • A Tribal College Library
    How is the LLTC Library different from the public library?
    Smaller collection
    More specialized, academic-focused resources
    Library of Congress classification system (No Dewey decimal numbers!)
    Limited sharing consortia participation
    Resources are free for ALL to use IN the library; only student and staff check-outs
  • What Do You Know?Formal Education Credentials
    Library Director Melissa Pond
    With LLTC since September 2006
    Master of Arts, Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
    Bachelor of Science, English and Speech Communication, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2003
    Library Assistant Becky Pennington
    With LLTC since May 2008
    Bachelor of Arts, American Indian Studies, Bemidji State University, anticipated 2010
    Associate of Arts, Liberal Education, Leech Lake Tribal College, 2008
  • What Library Staff Actually Does:
    We don’t:
    Sit around all day reading books
    Shush students unless they are disturbing others
    We do:
    Archival duties
    Cross-Departmental, Collegial Collaborations
    Reference & Information Services
    Collection management
    Professional development
    “Other duties as assigned”
  • Archives
    Leech Lake Community & Land
    Great Lakes Anishinaabe Nations
    News clippings
    Paper archives
    Electronic scans
    Map collection
    Library of Congress duplicate original maps
    Photocopies of original Library of Congress maps
  • Collaborations & Partnerships
    Library instructional materials
    In-class presentations
    Elaine’s Veterans Project
    Committees, events & initiatives
    Foundations of Excellence
    GED examination
    STEM resources
    Wish lists
  • Reference & Information Services
    Student, colleague & community questions
    “Where can I find information about the Korean War?”
    “What ethnobotany books do we have?”
    “How do I find scholarships?”
    Research assistance
    Computer assistance
    Reader advisory
    “Do you have any books?”
  • LLTC Library Bloghttp://lltclibrary.blogspot.com
    Campus events
    Current Great Lakes Anishinaabe news
    Annotated web resources
    Scholarships & more
    Worldwide public outreach
    Cost effective
  • Assessing Success
    Mapping Global Impact
    Measuring Numbers
  • Overall Qualitative Assessment
    “Thank you very much for this information on the scholarships. It helped me out a lot…” – Student, 5/4/2009
    “I like what you’re posting. Keep it up.” – Community member, 5/4/2009
    “Miigwech... Wonderful presentation.” – Faculty, 9/16/2008
    “You are amazing… [The resources] have been extremely helpful.” – Staff, 4/22/2008
    “You are incredible!” – Faculty, 11/30/2007
  • Quality Resources
    Subscription databases through AIHEC and ELM
    Web Resources
    LLTC Library Blog
    Annotated links
  • Collection Management
    About weeding
  • M.U.S.T.I.E. Books
    Criteria for weeding and removal:
    Misleading or factually inaccurate
    Ugly, unusable, and unable to repair
    Superseded by newer edition or information
    Trivial or valueless
    Irrelevant to scope of collection
    Elsewhere and easily available
    (From Texas State Library’s Continuous Review Evaluation and Weeding manual)
  • Why Does This Matter?
    Only 555 linear feet of general collections shelving (including hard-to-reach top shelves)
    During the 2008-2009 academic year
    Processed 150+ new items
    Updated 989 catalog records
    Weeded 22 items
    Limited space = Limited collection scope
  • Chi-Miigwech, Book Donors!
  • Highlights: Giving & Relationships
    Leech Lake Division of Resource Management donated back issues of scientific journals.
    Anthony and Vice President of Operations Sharon Kotla gave 10 Vietnam War books.
    Penn State student Aimee Stem gives back to LLTC with library materials.
    The BIA Bemidji office donated federal Indian law books worth $5,000
    Kappler’s 7 volumes
    Semi-annual book giveaways to tribal college libraries from Gary McCone of the USDA National Agricultural Library.
  • Planning
    Campus Priorities
    Aligning work with institutional goals
    Considering impacts on college overall
    Academic and Curriculum Needs
    Drive our daily tasks
    Direct our focus
    Future Possibilities
    Anticipating growth
    Considering a stand-alone building
  • Usage Growth on Yearly Basis
    Since September 2000…
    Over 77 thousand served…
  • Month-to-Month Comparison
  • Professional Development
    Improving ourselves
    Improving our library
    Improving our college
  • Library Professional Organizations
    American College and Research Library Association (ACRL)
    American Indian Library Association (AILA)
    American Library Association (ALA)
    ALA Committee on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds
    Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS)
    Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
    Tribal College and University Library Association (TCULA)
    Access to:
    Best practices
    Research articles, papers, and studies
    Collegial networking
  • American Library Association Annual Conference 2007 – Washington, D.C.
    Native authors
    Sherman Alexie
    Joseph Bruchac
    Sessions on:
    NAGPRA and Repatriation
    Representations of Native cultures in literature
    Traditional and modern transmission of Indigenous knowledge
    Dr. Loriene Roy (White Earth) inaugurated as American Library Association president
  • Tribal College Librarians Institute
    Professional development, workshops and networking with Indigenous higher education library professionals from across all Turtle Island
    Hosted by Montana State University in Bozeman, MT
  • “Other Duties as Assigned…”
    Substitute teaching and test proctoring
    Providing cross-departmental coverage
    Information Technology
    Volunteering at events
    Preparing, serving, and cleaning up Monday potlucks
    Baking hams for powwows
    Wikipedia entry
  • Questions? Miigwech!
    The LLTC Library is here to serve you.
    Please feel free to call 218-335-4240 or email library@lltc.edu.