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ORIENTATION Lincoln Trail Libraries System Jan Ison September 18, 2002.

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1 ORIENTATION Lincoln Trail Libraries System Jan Ison September 18, 2002

2 AGENDA Introduction Overview of Library Cooperation Overview of LTLS Tour LTLS Services Q & A

3 Outcomes To understand the big picture of libraries working in cooperation. To learn about the services of Lincoln Trail Libraries System. To highlight responsibilities of members and the System to one another. To provide an opportunity to tour the LTLS facility.

4 What is a Library Cooperative? Local libraries role Cant meet everyones library and information needs within one institution. Supports democratic principles Economic benefits and efficiency of operation Sharing and Networking

5 Cooperation in Illinois -- Historical Overview Illinois Library Systems Act, Public Libraries Only - Affiliate Members (Beginning 1973) - Multitype Legislation (1983) - Library Systems Voluntarily converted to Multitype Systems ( ) - Multi-Service Program ILCSO (Single Service Program) Increase in Single Service Consortia

6 Library Cooperation In Illinois Illinois State Library -- ILLINET Regional Library Systems ILCSO (Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization IDAL (Illinois Digital Academic Library) NILRC (Consortia of Community College Libraries) OCLC

7 Regional Library Systems 12 Library Systems -- Geographically Based Locally Governed Multi-Service Program More than 3000 Cooperative Library Members Funding from the State of Illinois through the Illinois State Library, a department of the Secretary of States Office.

8 ILLINOIS LIBRARY SYSTEMS

9 What is Lincoln Trail? Library Cooperative Membership Organization of Libraries Geographically based in all or parts of 10 Counties of East Central Illinois Multi-Service Organization

10 LINCOLN TRAIL LIBRARIES SYSTEM

11 Lincoln Trail Libraries System Profile Champaign County Clark County Coles County Douglas County Edgar County Ford County Iroquois County Moultrie Piatt County Vermilion County Covers 5,868 square miles Represents 70 Communities Services over 431,229 citizens

12 Who are the LTLS members? 124 Full and Developmental Library Members - 7 Academic - 53 Public - 47 School - 17 Special 5 Affiliate Agency Partners

13 How is LTLS Governed? Board of Directors - 13 Members Elected by the Membership - 7 Public Library Trustee Representatives - 1 Academic Library Representative - 1 Public Library Representative - 2 School Library Representatives - 2 Special Library Representatives - Meet Monthly -- 3rd 7 PM

14 What are the Board Committees? Standing Committees - Executive - Budget & Finance - Membership - Policy & Planning Ad Hoc Committees

15 How is LTLS Funded? State of Illinois - General Revenue Funds - Formula for Distribution -- Area & Per Capita - Live and Learn Funds - Formula for Distribution -- Area & Per Capita

16 Does LTLS get other Funding? Shared Service Costs - LINC (Libraries IN Cooperation) - Cataloging Center - Cooperative Purchase Federal Grants - Library Services and Technology (LSTA) IMLS Grants Gifts

17 Mission Lincoln Trail Libraries System advocates, collaborates, and facilitates education and cooperation to empower information agencies to improve and expand access to and delivery of information resources.

18 Vision Lincoln Trail Libraries System is: Committed to excellence in library service through empowerment of library information partners and citizens.

19 System Roles Leader Consultant Educator Advocate Innovator

20 Values of LTLS and Members Responsibility Individual Contribution Customer Service Confidentiality and Privacy Intellectual Freedom Innovation

21 Strategic GOALS Expand and Optimize Core Cooperative Services Encourage and Promote Partnerships, Collaboration and Creative Information Services Enhance Education of and Communication to Information Providers and the Public Explore and Integrate New Technologies and Services

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23 Building Tour

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26 Consulting General Assistance Special Projects Grants Assistance and Review Telephone, OnSite and Electronic Mail Library Advocacy & Legislative Network

27 Education Continuing Education Training Variety of Formats - Face to Face, Video Conferencing, Teleconferencing, Electronic, WebCasting Joint Programs and Sponsorships

28 FY 2002 Highlights CONTINUING EDUCATION - 41 CE Events participants - 77 LINC and other training sessions participants - Over 4,000 Contact Hours of education and training CONSULTING - 5,416 Individual Consulting and Operational Contacts with with members

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30 Delivery On Demand - 5 days per week to 2 days per week Vehicular - 4 Routes (http://www.ltls.org/delivery_routes.html )http://www.ltls.org/delivery_routes.html - Stops take from minutes - Sort on the Route Fax

31 FY 2002 Delivery Highlights DELIVERY - 542,904 Items Transported - 15,173 Delivery Stops - 186,061 Delivery Miles - 25,459 ILDS Items Received and Delivered

32 Resource Sharing In System Interlibrary Loan - LINC ( ) ILLINET ONLINE ( OCLC ( ) Reciprocal Borrowing - Public Library Members only

33 FY 2002 Resource Sharing Highlights RESOURCE SHARING - 240,084 Direct ILL via LINC - 502,470 Public Library Reciprocal Borrowing/Lending Transactions

34 E-Resources & Coordinated Purchase & Discounts Cooperation Between Libraries FirstSearch ( ) LINC ( ) EResources - E Books - Groves Dictionary of Art (http://www.groveart.com/index.html )http://www.groveart.com/index.html - Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians (http://www.grovemusic.com/index.html)http://www.grovemusic.com/index.html

35 FY 2002 E-Resources Highlights REFERENCE - 866,080 FirstSearch Searches - Groves Dictionary of Art Online for Public, School and Community College Libraries - Groves Dictionary of Music Online for Public, School and Community College Libraries

36 E-Resources & Coordinated Purchase & Discounts Resource Discounts - Baker & Taylor Furniture, Supplies & Equipment - BroDart - DEMCO - Highsmith - Gaylord

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38 LINC SERVICES LINC Shared Service since 1978 Circulation Cataloging Online Public Access Catalog - Web Pac: - IPAC: - Pac 4 Windows Acquisitions Serials

39 FY 2002 LINC Service Highlights TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (LINC) - 87 Member Library Buildings Participating - 70 Online (6 began circulating online in FY 2002) - 643,292 Bibliographic Records Million Holdings - 200,676 Patrons - 3,555,217 Circulation

40 LINC Database Cataloging Center since OCLC source for new Bibliographic Records - Catalog New Materials - Retrospective Conversion - Shared cost Cataloging Maintenance Center since Statewide Center

41 FY 2002 LINC Database Highlights CATALOGING CENTER - 21,994 New Materials Cataloged - 6,418 Retrospective Conversion Materials CATALOGING MAINTENANCE CENTER - Statewide Original Cataloging Service Center for LLSAP members

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43 Communications LTLS Web Site - Newsletters - Connections - - Quick Connections - Electronic Mailing Lists Directory of Libraries -

44 FY 2002 Communications Highlights COMMUNICATIONS - Featured Articles in Local Newspaper - Chapter-a-Day - PDA Connect - Quick connections Issue Electronically every Friday - 6 Issues of LTLS Newsletter sent to more than 1000 people - Featured in National Publications - PDA Connect

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46 New Initiatives Chapter - a - Day ( ) PDA Connect ( ) Demonstration Grants your library New Technologies

47 FY 2002 New Initiatives Highlights GRANTS - Live & Learn Automation -- - Added 8 Libraries to LINC - CORC - Touch Poll - Question Point

48 FY 2002 New Initiatives Highlights GRANTS - LSTA - Your Library - Knowledge Management with XML - Continuing Education

49 Contact Information - Jan Ison, Executive Director (jison) - Pat Boze, Consultant(pboze) - David Dorman, Consultant(ddorma) - Donna Schaal, Consultant(dschaa) - Joe Sciacca, Consultant(jsciac) - Merdy Smith, Consultant(msmith) - Amy Weber, Consultant (aweber) Voice: Fax:


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