Presentation on theme: "IST 601 Steven Inzer Carolyn Fagan Penny Sweeney Mary Patroulis Michael Mansfield."— Presentation transcript:
IST 601 Steven Inzer Carolyn Fagan Penny Sweeney Mary Patroulis Michael Mansfield
Sour Source: Google Maps. (2009) Map data from Tele Atlas, 2009. Retrieved from http://maps.google.com. Source: [Photograph of the Troy Public Library]. (2009) Retrieved from http://the troylibrary.org
Street parking has historically been an issue Limited number of nearby parking spaces Limited handicap access No employee parking Adjacent courthouse lot is not available to patrons
Lansingburgh Sycaway Closed in January 2009 due to defeated budget. Source: [Photograph of the Lansingburgh Branch Library]. (2009) Retrieved from http://the troylibrary.org Source: [Photograph of the Sycaway Branch Library]. (2009) Retrieved from http://the troylibrary.org
Source: Upper Hudson Library System. (2009). [Database of usage statistics]. Retrieved from http://
Youth Seniors Handicap Parents with young children Staff Patrons who drive
Ten families who came to the story hour at the Lansingburgh branch no longer attend. At two separate public forums patrons expressed widespread concern about lack of parking as the primary deterrent to main library use. Patrons now use libraries in other towns. Many older branch patrons are now no longer using libraries at all. Source: Carolyn Fagan. (2009) Former branch manager and current adult services librarian.
Remote access to available library holdings Suggestions for similar readings Virtual reservations Social OPAC possibilities
Reduce parking demand. Frees up parking for patrons using programs and computers. Provides 24-hour browsing access. Virtual library experience. Increase circulation. Appeals to broad range of users, including digital natives. Efficient and convenient.
Money Grants, Federal Stimulus, Partnering with local industry and businesses (AMD, Target, Panera, Price Chopper) Creation of library district with funding Development and outreach Partnering with RPI and Russell Sage Partnering with local public school districts