The Learning Resource Center Planning Priorities for 2009-2010
Goal #4 Enhance the teaching and learning process through the provision of adequate, up-to-date equipment and learning resources that are accessible to users and in formats consistent with prevailing technologies suitable to the college’s needs and goals.
Planning Priorities for 2009-2010 • Streamline & Improve Processes • Can we do it better? • Staff Development • Is it free? • Outreach/Communication/Marketing • Spreading the word about what we have/what we do • Resources • Better care & use of what we have • Opportunities for new
Streamline & Improve Processes • Develop a plan for streamlining media support services while improving efficiency and effectiveness of services • Review and update Media Services Procedures Manual • Promote staff and faculty use of the Media Equipment Maintenance, Repair, & Trouble Form on the Intranet • Investigate use of R-25 software for tracking Media Equipment Maintenance and Repair • Establish a process and timeline for the annual recommendation of classroom media equipment set-up and purchases
Streamline & Improve Processes • Implement expanded use of Access order card database (among all librarian selectors) • Update various LRC Procedure Manuals, including Circ, Tech Services, North Campus, and Media • Investigate methods for enhancing collection inventory process • Implement scheduling software (funds permitting) for service desk staffing • Barcoding all Media and Studio equipment that circulates or may potentially circulate
Staff Development • Focused Reading Alternative for staff development • Promote free and reduced cost development opportunities (Training wiki) • Training new part-time Studio staff • Seek grants for staff development (Tech Services, Studio, Public Services)
Outreach/Communication/Marketing • Promote staff & faculty use of the Media Equipment Maintenance, Repair, & Trouble Form on the Intranet • Ambassador Connections • Outreach to under-represented departments • Direct-to-Student training • Create & promote virtual tour of the Library • Promote resources to DL faculty & students • Research Guides – Review, Revise, Create (new), Enhance, Assess • TV Studio projects
Resources • Relocate Cosmetology resources to North Campus • Research and trial newer audio formats that are supplanting audio cassettes & CDs in other libraries • Apply for State Library Academic Libraries Collection Grant; seek other collection grants • Promote & Expand Reserve Textbook Collection • Evaluate space utilization; carve clearer quiet and group study spaces • Promote and assess Interlibrary Loan services
Our “Outside of the Box” Initiative • Greening the Library • Tie-ins with our One Book One Community selection for 2010: Greasy Rider : Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil-Powered Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener Future by Greg Melville Feb.-April 2010. We will be looking for partners!