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Library Visits Project

  1. 1. Library Visits Project Elizabeth Karas Professor Sippel LIBT 1100-29
  2. 2. DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
  3. 3. Basic Information• Public library• 520 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802• www.duluth.lib.mn.us• Hours: Monday 12 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday 10 am – 5:30 pm Wednesday 10 am – 5:30 pm Thursday 12 pm – 8:30 pm Friday 12 pm – 5:30 pm Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
  4. 4. Collection• Wide range of general and reference materials• Circulation: 901, 928• Book volumes: 417,110• Periodical subscriptions: 559• Also has DVDs, CDs, foreign language kits, e- books, books on tape and disc, sound media players, e-readers
  5. 5. Staff• 18 professionals• 22 support staff• Seemed professional, courteous, intent on work• Helpful to patrons• Most working on computers or telephones• Most middle-aged or older
  6. 6. Services• Cardholders check out • Computer classes materials and use • Storytimes databases • Various exhibits• Anyone can use materials • Workshops in library• Technology: • Contests computers, printers, phot • Newsletter ocopiers, four e- • Online support readers, copy machines• Special Services: handicapped accessible, jail services
  7. 7. Highlights• Well-organized and user friendly• Helpful, professional staff• Pleasant and welcoming environment• Services focused on community, especially youth and families
  8. 8. CLOQUET PUBLIC LIBRARYStart here. Go anywhere.
  9. 9. Basic Information• Public library• 320 14th Street Cloquet, MN 55720• www.cloquet.lib.mn.us• Hours: Monday 10 am – 8 pm Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm Wednesday 10 am – 5:30 pm Thursday 10 am – 8 pm Friday 12 pm – 5:30 pm Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
  10. 10. Collection• Variety of materials – mostly pleasure reading, some reference, some children’s• Circulation: 144,528• Book Volumes: 54,197• Periodical Subscriptions: 155• Mainly books, but some media forms as well
  11. 11. Staff• 1 professional• 7 support staff• 2 present during visit• Shelver focused and careful• Desk worker helpful, friendly, less serious
  12. 12. Services• Cardholders check out • Databases for materials and use newspapers, research, g databases enealogy• Anyone can use • Museum pass program resources in library • Storytimes• Technology: • Children’s activities computers, printers, ph • Interactive theater visits otocopiers • Community• Special Services: announcements wheelchair accessible, programs for youth
  13. 13. Highlights• Lots of paintings and announcements• Friendly and inviting• Community, children, a nd family oriented
  14. 14. METROPOLITAN STATEUNIVERSITY LIBRARYWhere life and learning meet.
  15. 15. Basic Information• Academic library• 645 East Seventh Street St. Paul, MN 55106• www.metrostate.edu/msweb/resources/library/i ndex.html• Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 am – 11 pm Friday 8 am – 10 pm Saturday 8 am – 8 pm Sunday 12 pm – 11 pm
  16. 16. Collection• Variety of mostly academic materials• Book Volumes: 34,496• Periodical Subscriptions: 205
  17. 17. Staff• 8 professional librarians• Reference desk workers very friendly, pleasant, helpf ul• Circulation desk worker less enthusiastic but still helpful
  18. 18. Services• Students use any • Special Services: services student• Community visitors can services, lactation use resources in library station and check out materials • Help with research and after getting borrower IDs card• Technology: computers, printers, ph otocopiers, fax machines
  19. 19. Highlights• Lots of study space and computers• Great for students to study – seems very useful to clientele• Students seem very comfortable using library• Academic – focused on university students and faculty
  20. 20. WILSON LIBRARY Driven to Discover
  21. 21. Basic Information• Major research library• 309 19th Avenue South West Bank University of MN Minneapolis Campus• www.wilson.lib.umn.edu• Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 am – 12 am Friday 7 am – 9 pm Saturday 10 am – 9 pm Sunday 12 pm – 12 am
  22. 22. Collection• Huge amount of materials related to broad range of mainly academic topics• Various collections• Part of university’s total circulation (6,587,430 book volumes and 43,303 periodical subscriptions)
  23. 23. Staff• Workers at circulation and reference desks professional, courteous, serious• Work on computers and help students obtain materials• Numbers not listed for specific library
  24. 24. Services• Faculty, registered • Technology: students, and university computers, scanners, pho retirees use all services tocopiers with ID card • Special Services: disability• Unregistered students – access, proxy cards, peer application research consultants• Research assistants – • Various forms of help for proxy card students• Visitors – use materials in library, can get 6-month card
  25. 25. Highlights• Huge amount and variety of materials and information• Useful to many different students and faculty• Students seemed very comfortable using library• Focused on students, faculty, and researchers
  26. 26. MINNESOTA STATE LAW LIBRARY…making legal information accessible since 1849.
  27. 27. Basic Information• Special library• Room G25, MN Judicial Center 25 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155• www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us• Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm
  28. 28. Collection• Extensive collection of legal reference materials• Book Volumes: 260,000• Periodical Subscriptions: 600
  29. 29. Staff• 9 professional librarians• 4 support staff• Professional, polite, helpful to patrons• Seemed very knowledgeable about legal matters and content of library
  30. 30. Services• Mainly for attorneys or • Special loan services for others doing legal attorneys in Coalition of research Greater Minnesota• Technology: • Online law services – computers, photocopier HeinOnline, LexisNexis, s, scanners, fax Westlaw, etc. machines (most things with fee)• Tours and orientations
  31. 31. Highlights• Very large number of resources• Very focused on library’s specialty• Seemed extremely professional, serious, and quiet
  32. 32. Works Cited• American Library Directory. Information Today. Web. Sept. 2011.• Cloquet Public Library. City of Cloquet, January 2011. Web. 27 Sept. 2011.• Duluth Public Library. City of Duluth, 2011. Web. 27 Sept. 2011.• Library and Information Services. Metropolitan State University, 2011. Web. 29 Sept. 2011.• Minnesota State Law Library. August 2011. Web. 29 Sept. 2011.• The Duluth Public Library and Duluth Train Museum. Digital image. Cranberry Morning. Blogger, 8 July 2011. Web. 2 Nov. 2011.• Wilson Library. University of Minnesota Libraries. Regents of the University of Minnesota, 2008. Web. 29 Sept. 2011.Note: Most photographs taken from library websites

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