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

  • 1. CollectionsFor YourCommunity
    Thinking outside the box about
    collections for your library
  • 2. 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
  • 3. CHECK IT OUT
    Seattle, WA
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Grosse Point, MI
    Dansville Public, NY
    Oakland, CA
    Berkley, CA
    TOOLS
    ELECTRONICS
    FISHING RODS
  • 4. The Beginning Process
    IDENTIFY THE NEEDWho, What, When, Where, Why?
    BRAINSTORMTalk with staff, community, parents…..
  • 5. CHECK THE FACTS
    Literature Review
    Personal Experiences
    Web Sites
  • 6. FORM THE COMMITTEE
    Choose Well
    Build Your Case
    Approach The Library Board, The City (Or Governing Body) And The Community
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. SO NOW… WHAT’S NEXT?
    Puzzle Swap
    Teacher Resources
    Cake Pans?
    Home Décor?
  • 11. 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
  • 12. QUESTIONS?
    Contact us! 426-3617
    Gayle Roberts
    groberts@ci.blair.ne.us
    Wendy Lukert
    wlukert@ci.blair.ne.us