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A look at some of the special collections popping up in public libraries in the United States. Gayle Roberts and Wendy Lukert will talk about their experience at Blair Public Library with their Toy ...

A look at some of the special collections popping up in public libraries in the United States. Gayle Roberts and Wendy Lukert will talk about their experience at Blair Public Library with their Toy Library.

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    NCompass Live: Collections for Your Community - Tools? Cake Pans? Toys? NCompass Live: Collections for Your Community - Tools? Cake Pans? Toys? Presentation Transcript

    • CollectionsFor YourCommunity
      Thinking outside the box about
      collections for your library
    • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS…..
      Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves.
      Traditional vs. Non-traditional
    • CHECK IT OUT
      Seattle, WA
      Ann Arbor, MI
      Grosse Point, MI
      Dansville Public, NY
      Oakland, CA
      Berkley, CA
      TOOLS
      ELECTRONICS
      FISHING RODS
    • The Beginning Process
      IDENTIFY THE NEEDWho, What, When, Where, Why?
      BRAINSTORMTalk with staff, community, parents…..
    • CHECK THE FACTS
      Literature Review
      Personal Experiences
      Web Sites
    • FORM THE COMMITTEE
      Choose Well
      Build Your Case
      Approach The Library Board, The City (Or Governing Body) And The Community
    • OUR FIRST ATTEMPT
      A collaborative effort between the local college, the community schools and the library
      • An Educational Resource Center:
      a/k/a Toy Library
    • OUR TOY TIMELINE
      The Beginning Process, Feb 08-July 08
      Funding – Grant Writing; Community Commitments, July 08-Nov 08
      Committee Assignments, Sept 08-Dec 08
      Staff Meetings; work flow discussions
      Dec 08 – Jan 09
      Toys arrive – Jan 09-Mar 09
      First Toys Checked Out – April 09
    • SUCCESSFUL?
      We think so ………
      April/May – 68 Checkouts
      May 25th – Aug 7th; 519 checkouts
      We now average 148 checkouts per month, with summer checkouts over 300 a month.
    • SO NOW… WHAT’S NEXT?
      Puzzle Swap
      Teacher Resources
      Cake Pans?
      Home Décor?
    • WEB SOURCES
      http://www.popgoesthelibrary.com/2008/07/fun-friday-reed-memorial-library-cake.html
      http://www.richmondgrows.org/create-a-library.html
      http://www.slideshare.net/nanettedonohue/cataloging-the-weird-stuff
    • QUESTIONS?
      Contact us! 426-3617
      Gayle Roberts
      groberts@ci.blair.ne.us
      Wendy Lukert
      wlukert@ci.blair.ne.us