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1 Matthew Colbert, Diana Learned, and Jessica Raburn

2 Library Mission: “to inform, inspire and delight our diverse community as a resource for information, knowledge, and artistic and literary expression, providing the best in traditional services, new technologies and innovative programs.”

3  Very diverse user base  Over 70% of population non-European  Over 30% of population speaks language other than English primarily  Strong African American, Asian, Latin American, and LGBT communities  Very politically and socially Progressive  Active small business community in area  Supports local schools and students  Many community and 4- year colleges in area  Secondary support for limited school library media centers and for many private institutions  Main branch serves downtown area – many people coming and going through area

4 COLLECTION POLICY  Selection Policy  Community interest – Mostly popular materials  Contemporary significance or permanent value  Controversial Materials  “Not excluded because of frankness or language”  “Judged on the volume as a whole”  Weeding: Damaged, out-of- date, or extra copies  Large storage room in basement  Last copies often saved SHELF SCAN  Fifty Shades of Grey 6 holds on first copy returned of 80 copies 1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy  Building Stories 4 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy  Let’s Go For a Drive! 1 hold on first copy returned of 37 copies  Killing Kennedy hold on first copy returned of 1 copy  Gone Girl  Killing Kennedy hold on first copy returned of 1 copy

5 ELECTRONIC RESOURCES  eBooks and audio books  Oakland ePort ▪ Overdrive subscription to cardholders ▪ Nook, Sony Reader, Kindle, and iPad materials available  BALIS consortium  Electronic Databases  Large variety available through OPL to cardholders  Databases and govt. materials also available through CA State Library OTHER COLLECTIONS  BALIS library consortium  Links library resources in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties  Shared digital resources and ILL (fee to patron)  Link+ Courier System  Links East Bay libraries through courier system  Any member library cardholder can place holds at any Link+ library  Faster than ILL & no fee  Many libraries in area to patronize

6  City set 2 Year Budget  Defunding Libraries was Considered  Mayor Quan Supported Cutting 14 Branches 2011  Approved by 77.1% of Voters  Mayor Quan Co-authored & Supported  $13 M in parcel tax revenue  City must spend at least $9 M from the general fund on library services.  Library = 13.84% of GF Revenue FY 12 2004


8 Percentage Change Personnel + 7.69% OOE + 14.47% Collections -7.78%

9 FY 10 Circulation FY 11 Circulation Percentage Change Total+1.43% Children’s+9.21% Non-Book+7.62% Non-English-9.67%

10  Entertain bids to competitors of OverDrive  Increase the automatic buy from Hold Rates from 3 to 1 to 5 to 1  Promote use of BALIS Library Consortium  Utilize and promote use of Link + system

11  15% overall cut  20% Foreign Language  18% Reference  11% Popular Fiction  11% E-Books

12 City of Oakland Budget Office. (2010). Fact Sheet about FY 1010-11 General Fund. wd009068.pdf wd009068.pdf City of Oakland Budget Office. (2011). FY 2011-13 Adopted Policy Budget. City of Oakland Budget Office. (2012). 2011-13 Proposed Amended Policy Budget. Retrieved from Inez Ward, J. (2011, May 7). Despite Measure Q, Oakland libraries may be hit hard in new budget. Oakland Local. Retrieved from libraries-may-be-hit-hard-new-budget libraries-may-be-hit-hard-new-budget Kuruvila, M. (2011, May 28). Jean Quan’s tax plan riles Oakland library backers. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved from Oakland-library-backers-2369428.php Oakland-library-backers-2369428.php Oakland Public Library. (2009). Oakland Public Library Annual Report 2009-2011.

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