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2012 Brick & Click Symposium October 26, 2012 Cheryl L. Blevens Reference Instruction Librarian
“Through browsing collections, the library can foster reading beyond the curriculum and provide contact with ideas to which many students may not usually be exposed.” “What Has Happened to Browsing Collections in Academic Libraries?” By: Tom Kirk. Library Issues, May 2010, Vol. 30 Issue 5, pp. 1-4.
Dec., 2009: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels orders $150 million cut in higher education funding. ISU’s appropriation cut $10.5 million (6.6%). Immediate reductions in department budgets Immediate reductions in Staff Layoffs Early retirements Phased retirements Staff reassignments How to accommodate increased user demand?
THEN NOW TECHNICAL SERVICES Three departments, each supervised by a Chairperson Acquisitions (7 staff) Cataloging & Serials (7 staff) Processing/Mail/Facilities (1 staff) REFERENCE Single department supervised by one Chairperson 11 Reference Instruction Librarians 2 Clerks TECHNICAL SERVICES Single department with 3 units, supervised by one Chairperson Acquisitions Unit (2 staff) Cataloging & Serials Unit (3.5 staff) Phased Retirement (2 staff) REFERENCE Single department, supervised by one Chairperson 8 Reference Instruction Librarians 1 Clerk
REFERENCE LIBRARIANTECHNICAL SERVICES Title requests Check multiple vendors Check for Duplicates Excel ”Orders” file Purchase Request Form Deliver PRFs to Acquisitions Clerk PRFs Multiple vendor accounts Acquisitions Cataloging Processing Circulation Browsing Area
Brodart’s McNaughton Lease Plan Over 50 years of experience leasing to libraries Fast access to the hottest titles One click to order Titles arrive shelf ready Scanned barcode links title to bib record Titles ready for checkout within hours, not days. Ability to return hot titles now grown cold
Determining needs Quantity MARC records? Shelf ready Signing the contract Creating the profile Preparing the Browsing Area
REFERENCE LIBRARIANTECHNICAL SERVICES Click on links to reviews Click on title to order Click on “check for duplicates” link Click on “Place order” Notify Acquisitions Clerk Unpack and check invoices Link item record to Bib record Circulation for shelving in Browsing Area
Are we on the right track? Circulation stats & satisfaction surveys Moving into media lease plans More workflow tweaking Publicity Plans Eye catching signage Word of mouth comments Student & staff book reviews Articles in faculty and student newsletters Potential partnership with University College to incorporate popular fiction and nonfiction titles into the curriculum. Conclusion Streamlined Workflow + McNaughton = Success!
Dewan, Pauline. “Why Your Academic Library Needs a Popular Reading Collection Now More Than Ever.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 17.1 (2010): 44- 64. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 15 May, 2012 and 19 June 2012. “Library Book Lease Program. Solicitation Number FA4659-10-Q-0005 (Archived).” FBO.org. Web. 21 May 2012 and 19 June 2012. Loughlin, Sue. “Budget Cuts Straining Higher Education System.” Tribune-Star [Terre Haute, IN] 25 Oct. 2010. http://tribstar.com/local/x693287181/Budget- cuts-straining-higher-education-systemhttp://tribstar.com/local/x693287181/Budget- cuts-straining-higher-education-system “W--Book Lease Library. Solicitation Number VA24811RI1369.” GovCB.com. Web. 21 May 2012 and 19 June 2012. Zahua, Janelle M. “Options For Fiction Provision in Academic Libraries.” The Acquisitions Librarian 10:19 (1998): 45-54. Taylor & Francis Library and Information Science Collection. Web. 8 May 2012.
Contact Information Cheryl.Blevens@indstate.edu Indiana State University Cunningham Memorial Library 510 North 6-1/2 Street Terre Haute, IN 47809 (812) 237-8986 Please fill out the program evaluation form. Thank you!
“It is what you read when you don’t have to, that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” Oscar Wilde