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1 D.E. Perushek, University Librarian UH Manoa 1 UH Library Council STOCKTAKING March 20, 2006

2 2 Purpose of the UH Library Council Establish policies that improve and expand services and resources to the UH system community Establish policies that improve and expand services and resources to the UH system community Gain cost savings and cost avoidance through consortial agreements Gain cost savings and cost avoidance through consortial agreements

3 3 UH Library Council Milestones Joint purchase of core electronic databases Joint purchase of core electronic databases Unified circulation policies Unified circulation policies Created LILO [Library Information Literacy Online] Created LILO [Library Information Literacy Online] Intrasystem loan agreements Intrasystem loan agreements

4 4 Service to UH Service to UH Open hours per week hours Items circulated 611,067 Homepage hits nearly 2 million Items lent within UH System 13,634 Shared electronic journals 16,378

5 5 New Initiatives 1.a.) System -wide funding for library management system $1,360,000 (2008); $455,000 (2009 on ) Hardware & software Hardware & software Annual maintenance fees Annual maintenance fees Training and registration Training and registration Salary and benefits for 4.5 FTE Salary and benefits for 4.5 FTE

6 6 New Initiatives (cont.) 1.b.) System-wide funding for library management system core functions management system core functions Open URL link resolver Open URL link resolver Federated searching Federated searching Electronic database management software Electronic database management software

7 7 New Initiatives (cont.) 2.) Systemwide funding for essential electronic journals and databases $525,000 (2008), $475,650 (2009 on) EbscoHost EbscoHost ScienceDirect ScienceDirect LexisNexis (3 databases: Academic, Congressional, Statistical) LexisNexis (3 databases: Academic, Congressional, Statistical) Historical New York Times Historical New York Times

8 8 New Initiatives (cont.) 3.) LibQual+ statewide Web-based assessment of library services assessment of library services $42,500 (2008); then $30,000 every three years  Measures library users’ expectations for and satisfaction with services and collections satisfaction with services and collections  Provides blueprint for improvement  Expresses how Libraries contribute to learning outcomes to learning outcomes

9 9 Advantages to the System Rise to WASC and ACCJC, ABA/AALS, LCME/AAMC levels of our peer institutions Rise to WASC and ACCJC, ABA/AALS, LCME/AAMC levels of our peer institutions Ease of access and improved usage of materials for entire UH System Ease of access and improved usage of materials for entire UH System Seamless transition between databases Seamless transition between databases Substantial cost savings Substantial cost savings

10 10 Library Council’s Role in Meeting Higher Education Needs of Hawai ‛ i

11 11 Increase Education Capital  Train citizens in Info Age skills  Information literacy prepares CC students for 4-year campuses  Support new research activities  24/7 availability with equal access

12 12 Expand Workforce Initiatives  Library resources vital to  Teacher education  Business  Nursing, Medicine, Public Health  MSW  Libraries prime location for IT skills

13 13 Diversify Economy  Library resources support:  Entrepreneurship  Science research, including biotech  Globalization & international initiatives

14 14 Address Underserved  Electronic resources easily available state-wide  Equal & unrestricted access to information  Hawaiian collections  STEM Program  Haumana and Imi Hoola programs

15 15 Increase Student Success  Accessible information literacy training  All levels, all campuses readily obtain materials for coursework, research and projects

16 16 How to Recognize Success?  Students more information literate  Libraries’ rankings rise  Schools & programs meet accreditation guidelines  LibQual+ survey results over time  CCSSE shows success

17 17 Funding  General funds


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