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1 Killer Collections: Thinking Beyond the Book Presenters: Amy Calhoun, Lori Easterwood, Patrick Sweeney Thursday, July 21, 2011

2 Introductions Amy Calhoun Electronic Resources Librarian Sacramento Public Library Patrick Sweeney Branch Manager San Mateo County Libraries facebook.com/pcsweeney Lori Easterwood Programming Supervisor Sacramento Public Library

3 Killer Collections - Agenda  Do print materials alone meet the diverse needs of your community?  How can library staff manage the logistics of non- traditional library materials, like guitars and eReaders?  How can partnerships help with funding and/or implementation of these new collections?

4 Traditional Collections

5 Non-Traditional Collections

6 Needs versus Wants

7 Poll – Type your response in the chat box  What non-traditional items does your library circulate, if any?

8 Why eReaders?

9 How to Circulate eReaders Policy & Procedure  Lending rules & agreement  Preloaded content  Staff time  Refreshing Content Results  Popularity – Holds ratio  Losses & Damages

10 Training  Classes  YouTube video  FAQ Staff & Public

11 Partnerships  California State Library  Friends of the Library  Barnes & Noble

12 Seed Library – Project History

13 Seed Library – Partnerships and Goals “to educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education, and the environment. “

14 Seed Library - Details

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16 Seed Library - Costs Yo, Imma let you finish but the seed library is the lowest cost collection of all time. …OF ALL TIME!!

17 Seed Library - Lessons Learned

18 Guitar Library - Background

19 Guitar Library - Partnerships

20 Guitar Library – Goal of Project

21 Guitar Library - Costs

22 Guitar Library - Logistics

23 Guitar Library - Details

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26 Guitar Library – Lessons Learned Insert video from here

27 Poll – Type your response in the chat box  What special collections does your library have for staff?

28 Programming in a box

29 Logistics  Booking method  Delivery schedule  Circulation policy  Restocking responsibility

30 Art Packs

31  Creation  First 5 grant—Crocker Art Museum  Contents selected by museum  Library catalogs and circulates  Contents  Selection of books  Activity suggestions  Early Childhood interactive toys  CD

32 Ways to measure success  Outputs  Circulation  Turnover  Outcomes  User surveys  Focus Groups  Don’t forget to take a benchmark

33 Questions?

34 Thank You! Amy Calhoun Electronic Resources Librarian Sacramento Public Library Patrick Sweeney Branch Manager San Mateo County Libraries facebook.com/pcsweeney Lori Easterwood Programming Supervisor Sacramento Public Library


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