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Bos semi annual report 8-2011-1


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Bos semi annual report 8-2011-1

  1. 1. WADLEIGH MEMORIAL <br />LIBRARY<br />Semi-annual report<br />8.2011<br />
  2. 2. highlights<br />Facilities & Services<br />Steering Committee<br />How do we compare?<br />Return on investment<br />
  3. 3. Facilities & Services<br />Facilities<br />Security cameras<br />Parking lot<br />Improvements made<br />Stormwater drains<br />Sidewalk<br />Fire alarm panel<br />NH Room furniture<br />Sign over entrance<br />Services<br />Program highlights<br />Ebooks<br />Mobile devices<br />Catalog<br />Messages via text<br />NHSL van service<br />40% cut to Milford<br />Limits on items<br />
  4. 4. Steering Committee<br />Met weekly to plan for upcoming addition/renovation<br />Engaged Manypenny Murphy Architecture to<br />Explore potential redesign of current building to improve space utilization and traffic flow<br />Limited gain to solve the needs (“moving deck chairs around on the Titanic”)<br />Assemble a team of engineers that would work on the project<br />Steering Committee met with the team in Portsmouth<br />Hired Structural Engineer for study of existing building<br />Investigated potential vertical expansion over part of ‘86 addition<br />Evaluated requirements; created foundation, roof framing plans <br />
  5. 5. Steering Committee<br />Revisited the 2007 Needs Assessment<br />Met with professional consultant who authored study<br />Group wrestled with space requirements<br />Visited libraries with recent construction projects<br />Derry, Londonderry, Dover, Portsmouth, Groton, Leominster, Bedford, New Boston, Windham, Hudson, Keene<br />Met with directors and staffs <br />Interviewed 4 professional fundraisers <br />Received advice from their experiences on similar projects<br />Identified most appropriate fundraiser for project<br />
  6. 6. STEERING COMMITTEE<br />Steering Committee<br />Re-engaged Adams & Smith Architects<br />Concerns with Manypenny Murphy’s library design experience<br />Adams & Smith developed expansion designs in 2007<br />Developed 7 different design concepts for consideration<br />Steering Committee solicited staff feedback on designs<br />Selected one design to develop for cost estimates<br />Cost estimate for selected design exceeded our budget<br />Designs require relocating during construction<br />Requested additional design utilizing only 91 Nashua property<br />
  7. 7. STEERING COMMITTEE<br />Steering Committee<br />Next steps:<br />Finalize design and cost <br />Meet with Committees/Board to present plans<br />CIP <br />Board of Selectmen<br />Facilities<br />Contract with professional fundraiser<br />Implement marketing plan to inform residents of Library’s needs and plans to meet those needs<br />
  8. 8. How do we compare?Per capita statistics (2010)*<br />Items checked out<br />Milford=17.72<br />NH=13<br />USA=9.3<br />Program attendance<br />Milford=1.2<br />NH=.81<br />USA=.47<br />Visits<br />Milford=12.65<br />NH=8.73 <br />USA=7.1<br />PC usage<br />Milford=1.84<br />NH=1.28<br />USA=1.47<br />*NH stats are from 2009, latest figures available<br />
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  10. 10. Circulation<br />36% higher than NH avg<br />90% higher than US avg<br />Visits<br />44% higher than NH avg<br />78% higher than US avg<br />How do we compare?Per capita statistics (2010)*<br />Program attendance<br />48% higher than NH avg<br />155% higher than US avg<br />PC usage<br />44% higher than NH avg<br />25% higher than US avg<br />
  11. 11. Return on investment<br />
  12. 12. Postcards from the edge…<br />
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  17. 17. Highlights fromThe State of America’s Libraries: 2011<br />“Two-thirds of U.S. public libraries report they are the only provider of free public access to computers and the Internet in their communities.” <br />“…key resource for jobless, entrepreneurs and community.”<br />“Because it provides free access to materials and resources, the public library plays an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed.”<br />“The library improves the quality of life in our community.”<br />“The nature of the landscape may shift, but the need for a navigator will remain.”<br />