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.
THEN
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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
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 Layoffs
 Early retirements
 Phased retirements
 Staff reassignments
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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)
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
11 Reference Instruction Librarians
2 Clerks
REFERENCE
Single department, supervised by
one Chairperson
8 Reference Instruction Librarians
1 Clerk
REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
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Title requests
Check multiple vendors
Check for Duplicates
Excel ”Orders” file
Purchase Request Form
Deliver PRFs to
Acquisitions Clerk
TECHNICAL SERVICES
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PRFs
Multiple vendor
accounts
Acquisitions
Cataloging
Processing
Circulation
Browsing Area
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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
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Determining
needs
Quantity
MARC records?
Shelf ready
Signing
the contract
Creating the profile
Preparing the Browsing Area
REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
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Click on links to
reviews
Click on title to order
Click on “check for
duplicates” link
Click on “Place order”
Notify Acquisitions
Clerk
TECHNICAL SERVICES
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Unpack and check
invoices
Link item record to Bib
record
Circulation for shelving
in Browsing Area
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Are we on the right track?
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Publicity Plans
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Circulation stats & satisfaction surveys
Moving into media lease plans
More workflow tweaking
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
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Streamlined Workflow + McNaughton = Success!
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Dewan, Pauline. “Why Your Academic Library Needs a Popular Reading
Collection Now More Than Ever.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 17.1 (2010): 4464. 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/Budgetcuts-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.
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Contact Information
[email protected]
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
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