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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


8 Percentage Change Personnel % OOE % 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 General Fund. wd pdf wd pdf City of Oakland Budget Office. (2011). FY Adopted Policy Budget. City of Oakland Budget Office. (2012) 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 php Oakland-library-backers php Oakland Public Library. (2009). Oakland Public Library Annual Report

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