From My Library to Our Library

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From My Library to Our Library

  1. 1. Robert Alan and Lisa German Charleston Conference November 5, 2010 *
  2. 2. * *What is culture? *How are we changing?
  3. 3. * *About Penn State University Libraries *24 campuses *37 libraries *One library, geographically dispersed *Reorganization
  4. 4. * *University Park campus: *Print Serials *Approval Plans *Firm Order Monographs *Binding *Endowments *Gifts
  5. 5. * *Campuses other than University Park: *Serials *Monographs *Endowments *Gifts
  6. 6. * *System-wide: *Electronic Databases and E-Journals *Reserve (unallocated) *Document Delivery
  7. 7. * *Collections Budget (excluding Hershey and Dickinson) *Just over $15 million
  8. 8. * *Reorganization *Administrative Changes *Collection Development Council *Strategic Plan
  9. 9. * *We will steward our collections *We will work to determine suitable funding models and resources to augment our collections *We will partner with our colleagues in the CIC and around the nation to develop and support a digital library
  10. 10. * *Reexamine our historical funding models *Analyze disciplinary needs at Penn State
  11. 11. * *Investigate and track overall user satisfaction with library collections *Review and analyze collections expenditures by disciplinary area and by format *Monitor usage of print and electronic collections
  12. 12. * *Less money, greater expectations *Annual recycling of portion of budget *Continuing stress on Commonwealth budget leading to less money for the State Resource Libraries *Continued price increased by our vendors outpacing inflation
  13. 13. * *Purchasing duplicate copies at various campuses *Document delivery and binding costs *Redefining approval plans
  14. 14. * *Communication *Council governance *Integration of all campus libraries *Resistance *E-Slips approval plan *Budget allocation process *Assessment
  15. 15. * *Let’s assume the collections budget in your institution will be reduced by 20% next fiscal year (budget reduction + projected inflation).
  16. 16. * *Assuming there will not always be a consensus on the approaches to adopt, how do you address resistance to change? *How would you and your library plan for such a reduction in terms of communication within and outside the library? *What strategies would you propose? *What role does your institution’s strategic plan play in such a process?

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