Presentation on theme: "Saskatoon Public Library and the University of Saskatchewan Library LEISURE COLLECTION PARTNERSHIP Rachel Sarjeant-Jenkins, University of Saskatchewan."— Presentation transcript:
Saskatoon Public Library and the University of Saskatchewan Library LEISURE COLLECTION PARTNERSHIP Rachel Sarjeant-Jenkins, University of Saskatchewan Library and Lorraine Salt, Saskatoon Public Library May 2013 With thanks to Regan Gunningham, SIAST – Kelsey Campus
What does the literature tell us? Leisure reading collections were a part of academic libraries until the 1920s and 1930s (Hallyburton et al., 2011; Diers and Simpson, 2012) “While public libraries strive to help their patrons discover reading material of choice, academic libraries are more focused on locating materials that will support a task.” (Gilbert and Fister, 2007, 477)
Barriers to leisure collections in academic libraries: Collection development policies Lack of time, budget, staffing, physical space Perception that students don’t have time to “read” (Diers and Simpson, 2012; Elliott, 2009)
About our libraries: University Library o 21,700 students, 7500 faculty and staff, and 17 colleges and schools (2011/12) o Library traffic of ~2 million annually (7 locations) SPL o 8 locations o Materials: 800,000+ / 4.3 million+ thru SILS o Serving population: 239,000 (Dec. 2012)
Why did we do it? SPL o Community partnerships o Promote SPL collections o Extend life of materials U of S Library o Community partnerships o No mandate for leisure reading collection o Work-life balance for students
Why we could do it: “Hot titles” Popular print fiction and non-fiction Feature film DVDs and documentaries Music CDs Audiobook fiction and non-fiction
Anticipated Challenges: Separate governance models Separate policy frameworks Different work cultures Impact on staff Transportation
What we did about them: Project Charter/Partnership Agreement Planning meetings Procedures evolved
Murray Library U of S campus Technical Services / Alice Turner Library
Workflow SPL selects materials removes some stickers creates a spreadsheet exports MARC record file U of S Library picks up items loads MARC records adds U of S barcode places on the shelves U of S Library promotes the collection circulates the materials collects statistics U of S Library packs up items removes MARC records transports items back to SPL SPL forwards to sale tables
Circulation data: DVDs circulate the most, ~5 circs each. Print ~2 circs each. CDs ~1.5 circs each. Audiobooks did less well. Of 14 audiobooks provided, there were only 4 circs.
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Rachel Sarjeant-JenkinsLorraine Salt firstname.lastname@example.org@saskatoonlibrary.ca