BCL Partnerships & Stakeholders


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BCL Partnerships & Stakeholders

  1. 1. BCL Partnerships/Stakeholders <br /><ul><li>Art Serve
  2. 2. Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Center at Nova Southeastern University
  3. 3. FAU/BCL Partnership
  4. 4. Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System – FDLRS
  5. 5. Partnership with Broward College: North Regional and South Regional Libraries
  6. 6. Public and Charter Schools
  7. 7. After School @ Your Library</li></li></ul><li>Public Art & Design Program partnerships with Broward County Libraries <br />“Written Words” by Steve Gillman & Katherine Keefer. Located at the West Regional Library<br />Broward County Cultural Division partners with every Broward County Library by providing them with quality public artworks. The Cultural Division has installed 122 pieces of art throughout 38 separate Broward County Libraries. The artworks range from structural components (like terrazzo floors and stone benches) to paintings, photographs and sculptures. <br />
  8. 8. “Solar Time Plan” by Dale Eldred <br />Located at Main Library (one of 10 pieces of a collection of public art showcased at the Main Library)<br />
  9. 9. “The Harrambe Room” by Gary Moore <br />Located in the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center<br />
  10. 10. “Shadow Boxing” by Christopher Janney<br />Located at the South Regional Library<br />
  11. 11. “Metamorphosis” by JoeSam <br />Located at Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch Library<br />
  12. 12. “Grus Pacifica” by Harry Reese <br />Located in the Hollywood Branch Library<br />
  13. 13. “Mirror” by Robert Calvo<br />Located in the Miramar Library & Education Center<br />
  14. 14. “Swimming in Knowledge” by Leslie Fry <br />Located in the Pompano Beach Branch Library<br />
  15. 15. “Reflections” by Margaret Tolbert & NitinJayaswal<br />Located in the Weston Branch Library<br />
  16. 16. Partnerships Art Services & Libraries<br />
  17. 17. Children’s Reading Center & Museum A joint venture of Young at Art Children’s Museum & Broward County Libraries <br />Children’s Reading Center & Museum will be built on almost 12 acres of land and will consist of a 55, 000 sq ft building containing a 10,000 sq ft reading center and a 42,000 sq ft museum/instructional areas and 3,000 sq ftshared space.<br />The synergy of a museum, library and art park will create a sense of community and shared experience. The cultural arts complex will have a seamless flow of programming, integrating and expanding artistic and academic literacy, providing authentic, meaningful arts and multi-cultural experiences that engage children and adults on pathways to lifelong learning. <br />
  18. 18. Lauderhill Cultural Center & Library at Central Broward Regional Park<br />The ArtsPark/Cultural Center portion of the Regional Park will consist of an approximately 20,000 sq ft facility built together with a new County library (10,000 sq.ft.) in one building.  <br />Envisioned in the Cultural Center are an exhibit gallery, art studios, dressing areas, 300-500 seat theater, computer graphics classroom, and dance studio.  <br />
  19. 19. ArtServe Gallery and Gift Shop & the Main Library<br />Located on the 2nd floor of the Main Library the ArtServe gallery and gift shop offers library patrons the opportunity to view and purchase artwork and hand-made items made by local artists.<br />
  20. 20. Cultural Information Center & the Main Library<br />Located on the first floor of the Main Library the CIC is a one-stop shop for information about arts and entertainment events and other happenings in downtown Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.<br />The following are the services provided: Information & brochures for local arts attractions and events: Purchase tickets to events, plan and map out attractions to visit, get schedules of events, shop our gift shop, pick up local periodicals, get mass transit schedules, volunteer opportunities<br />
  21. 21. Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Centerat Nova Southeastern University<br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>Opened to the public on December 8, 2001
  23. 23. Is the largest library building in the state of Florida at 325,000 square feet. By contrast the Broward County Main Library is approximately 200,000 square feet.
  24. 24. Five stories high
  25. 25. 22 study rooms
  26. 26. Wireless access throughout the building
  27. 27. 1000 user seats and a café
  28. 28. The library environment is spacious and high tech. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>The collection includes specialized databases, research materials, popular fiction and nonfiction books, magazines and journals, CDs, DVDs, etc.
  29. 29. The first floor houses the Public Library Section including a computer center just for children while the second floor has the reference collection. </li></ul>Library serves: <br /><ul><li>Residents of Broward County
  30. 30. Students, faculty and staff of Nova Southeastern University</li></li></ul><li>Library offers:<br /><ul><li>Traditional public library services
  31. 31. Full academic resources of the University </li></ul>The library is open seven days per week for 100 hours. <br />Customers need to apply and receive a free Nova Southeastern University library card in order to check out materials. They cannot use their Broward County Library card for that purpose.<br />
  32. 32. FAU/BCL Partnership<br />BCL provides the following services in exchange for FAU funds:<br /><ul><li>Ordering, cataloging, processing, and maintaining materials requested by FAU.
  33. 33. Reserve room - Retrieve books, audio-video materials, and articles that professors request be held on reserve for use in the library. Maintain a list of materials on reserve.</li></li></ul><li>FAU/BCL Partnership (cont.)<br /><ul><li>Reference Assistance - BCL and FAU databases and specialized print sources.
  34. 34. Bibliographic Instruction – Classroom instruction at the FAU Askew Tower; one on one instruction in the Main Library.</li></li></ul><li>FAU/BCL Partnership (cont.)<br /><ul><li> Audio-Visual Services – The FAU Room has AV materials, viewing equipment, and computers for FAU students and faculty.
  35. 35. Circulation privileges – Semester check out privileges.
  36. 36. Statistics and reporting – Monthly, title, financial, and reports on demand.</li></li></ul><li>Degrees/Programs currently being offered at the FAU Downtown Campus<br /> <br /> <br />)<br /><ul><li>The College of Architecture,Urban and Public Affairs
  37. 37. The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters</li></li></ul><li>The College of Architecture,Urban and Public Affairs<br /> Undergraduate:<br /><ul><li>Bachelor of Architecture/Architecture
  38. 38. Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning/Urban and Regional Planning</li></ul> Graduate:<br /><ul><li> Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)/ Urban and Regional Planning
  39. 39. Master of Public Administration (MPA) / Public Administration</li></ul> <br />)<br />
  40. 40. The Dorothy F. Schmidt Collegeof Arts and Letters<br /> Undergraduate:<br /><ul><li>Bachelor of Arts (BA)/ Studio Art Major
  41. 41. Bachelor of Arts (BA)/ Art History Major
  42. 42. Bachelor of Arts (BA)/ Multimedia Studies</li></ul> <br />Graduate: <br /><ul><li>Master of Fine Arts (MFA)/ Visual Arts (concentration in graphic design)
  43. 43. Master of Fine Arts (MFA)/ Visual Arts (concentration in Computer Arts)</li></li></ul><li>754-321-1700<br />Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm<br /> 4th floor at Main Library<br /> 100 S. Andrews Avenue <br /> Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301<br /> 4th floor at Main Library<br /> 100 S. Andrews Avenue <br /> Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301<br /><ul><li>The FDLRS Media Center, is part of the continuum of services provided by FDLRS/Reach.
  44. 44. FDLRS Media Center has 2 full time positions that are funded through a grant from the School Board of Broward County.</li></li></ul><li>FDLRS Media Center provides the following services for university students, library customers, teachers and parents of exceptional students:<br /><ul><li>Reference instruction and research assistance
  45. 45. Loan and delivery of collection materials to teachers via the Broward County School Delivery Service known as the pony service
  46. 46. Referrals to exceptional education resources, parent services, and appropriate agencies
  47. 47. Delivery of materials to branch libraries via the county library service</li></li></ul><li>Our Collection: <br />Books, Kits, Interactive Software, Cassettes, Videos, Games, Curriculum Materials and Information on Exceptionalities and Disabilities <br />
  48. 48. Joint-Use LibrariesPartnership with Broward College <br /><ul><li>When South Regional/Broward Community College opened in 1983, a unique kind of partnership was formed between a public library and a community college. 
  49. 49. It was one of only a few in the nation. 
  50. 50. Ten years later, the successful model was used for North Regional/BCC Library.</li></li></ul><li>Benefits<br /><ul><li>More in-depth collection
  51. 51. Programs of a college library
  52. 52. College students benefit from staying connected to their public library
  53. 53. “More bang for the buck”
  54. 54. Integrated service</li></li></ul><li>Contract<br />A contract governs:<br /><ul><li>Operations
  55. 55. Collection development, bibliographic instruction, and
  56. 56. Physical plant and security aspects of the building</li></li></ul><li>Changing and Evolving<br /><ul><li>Broward Community College this year became Broward College.
  57. 57. Broward County Library hours led to limited service hours at North and South Regional Libraries.
  58. 58. Compromise is key!</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Northwest Regional Library
  59. 59. Southwest Regional Library
  60. 60. Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Library</li></ul>Public and Charter Schools<br />
  61. 61. Northwest Regional Library<br />Partner: Coral Springs Charter<br />6th-12th grades, 1,600 students.<br />Sharing resources (uses NOR as media center during school hours). Media specialist has an office in the library and available during and after school.<br />Informal partnership – based on a memo of understanding (not a signed contract).<br />Library Hours and School Hours: by school request, library hours can be adjusted to open early for students. (7:30 a.m.)Staffed by BCL librarians.<br />Collection Development: Coral Springs Charter Media Specialist has an annual budget of $10,000, and orders the materials for the school curriculum which are integrated into the BCL collection.<br />
  62. 62. Southwest Regional Library<br />Partner: Pembroke Pines Charter High School<br />9TH -12TH grades, 1700 students.<br />Sharing resources (uses SWR as media center during school hours).<br />Informal partnership .<br />Library Hours and School Hours: by school request, library hours were adjusted two mornings a week (7:30 a.m.) Staffed by volunteers and Security.<br />Collection Development: Youth Services Librarians coordinate ordering materials with the Media Specialist to avoid duplication. City of Pembroke Pines provides the Media Specialist with a book budget for the high school curriculum. BCL Librarians use these funds to purchase materials which are integrated into the BCL collection.<br />Partnership support for BCL Policy (code of conduct): Crucial to keep the school and administration informed about BCL policies and any student suspensions.<br />
  63. 63. Pembroke Pines Branch<br />Partner: Walter C. Young Middle School<br />6TH-8TH grades, 1710 students.<br />Sharing resources (uses PE as media center during school hours and uses meeting rooms as classrooms).<br />Formal partnership agreement – between the School Board of Broward County and Broward County (dated 12/15/92).<br />Library Hours and School Hours: Library Director and Superintendent of Schools negotiated the contract to serve the school. (8:00 a.m. during week and closed on weekends.) Media Specialist is visible at the library before and after school hours. Library’s operation and services provided by BCL staff.<br />Collection Development: County responsible for costs of library materials. The School Board purchases all additional materials to meet the curriculum needs of faculty and students.<br />Security: There is increased security at PE with the presence of students (gated parking lots and library subject to campus lockdowns and evacuations.) This policy change is a result of the Jessica Lunsford Act.<br />
  64. 64. After School @ Your Library<br /><ul><li>Partnership with the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.
  65. 65. In 2009, $531,725 was received to operate the program at 12 library branches.
  66. 66. The LSTA awarded $316,824 for the purchase of laptop computers for the use of the ASYL students. These computers can be used for everyone outside of ASYL Program hours.</li></li></ul><li>Participants <br /><ul><li>Ages 6 through 12
  67. 67. From families with highest illiteracy rates in Broward County
  68. 68. From lowest income neighborhoods
  69. 69. Lack of adult attention for reading practice, homework assistance, and computer skills</li></ul>After School @ Your Library<br />
  70. 70. From 2-5 pm Staff Provides<br /><ul><li>Snacks, quiet play
  71. 71. Homework assistance
  72. 72. Daily reading and skills practice
  73. 73. Meaningful computer activities to improve skills</li></ul>Resulting in<br /><ul><li>Improved behavior
  74. 74. Academic performance for many of the participants.</li></ul>After School @ Your Library<br />