Leech Lake Tribal CollegeLibrary and Archives<br />Board of Trustees<br />Annual Retreat<br />Thursday, July 16, 2009<br />
LLTC Library Fast Facts<br />1,050 square feet<br />8 computers for students & community<br />Over 6,500 items in the coll...
Guided by LLTC Mission, Vision and Values<br />Our departmental mission is to support the goals of the College and its lea...
Values in Action<br />Dabasendizowin/Humility<br />By giving courteous service to our library users<br />Debwewin/Truth<br...
Values in Action<br />Zoongide’iwin/Courage<br />By addressing problems openly and directly and by finding innovative, con...
Values in Action<br />Manaaji’idiwin/Respect<br />By treating all people, all things, and all ideas with fairness, care, a...
American Library AssociationCode of Ethics<br />We provide the highest level of service to all library users through appro...
A Tribal College Library<br />How is the LLTC Library different from the public library?<br />Smaller collection<br />More...
What Do You Know?Formal Education Credentials<br />Library Director Melissa Pond<br />With LLTC since September 2006<br />...
What Library Staff Actually Does:<br />We don’t: <br />Sit around all day reading books<br />Shush students unless they ar...
Archives<br />Focuses<br />LLTC<br />Leech Lake Community & Land<br />Great Lakes Anishinaabe Nations<br />Features<br />N...
Collaborations & Partnerships<br />Library instructional materials<br />Handouts<br />In-class presentations<br />Elaine’s...
   Reference & Information Services<br />Student, colleague & community questions<br />“Where can I find information about...
	LLTC Library Bloghttp://lltclibrary.blogspot.com<br />Campus events<br />Current Great Lakes Anishinaabe news<br />Annota...
Assessing Success<br />Mapping Global Impact<br />Measuring Numbers<br />
Overall Qualitative Assessment<br />“Thank you very much for this information on the scholarships. It helped me out a lot…...
Quality Resources<br />Subscription databases through AIHEC and ELM<br />Books<br />Curriculum-relevant<br />Periodicals<b...
Collection Management<br />About weeding<br />
M.U.S.T.I.E. Books<br />Criteria for weeding and removal:<br />Misleading or factually inaccurate<br />Ugly, unusable, and...
Why Does This Matter?<br />Only 555 linear feet of general collections shelving (including hard-to-reach top shelves)<br /...
Chi-Miigwech, Book Donors!<br />
Highlights: Giving & Relationships<br />Leech Lake Division of Resource Management donated back issues of scientific journ...
Planning<br />Campus Priorities<br />Aligning work with institutional goals<br />Considering impacts on college overall<br...
Usage Growth on Yearly Basis<br />Since September 2000…<br />Over 77 thousand served…<br />
Month-to-Month Comparison<br />
Professional Development<br />Improving ourselves<br />Improving our library<br />Improving our college<br />
Library Professional Organizations<br />American College and Research Library Association (ACRL)<br />American Indian Libr...
American Library Association Annual Conference 2007 – Washington, D.C.<br />Native authors<br />Sherman Alexie<br />Joseph...
Tribal College Librarians Institute<br />Professional development, workshops and networking with Indigenous higher educati...
“Other Duties as Assigned…”<br />Substitute teaching and test proctoring<br />Providing cross-departmental coverage<br />I...
Questions?  Miigwech!<br />The LLTC Library is here to serve you.<br />Please feel free to call 218-335-4240 or email libr...
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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

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