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					                                     GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENTS: Libraries and Education



LIBRARIES AND EDUCATION
The Activity of Libraries and Education consists of only one department, the Library. Therefore
100% of Libraries and Education Salaries and Personnel costs belong to the Library. The Fort
Bend County Library System consists of its main library in Richmond, George Memorial Library,
and several branch libraries including, Albert George Branch in Needville, Bob Lutts
Fulshear/Simonton, First Colony Branch, Mamie George Branch in Stafford, Missouri City
Branch, Katy/Fort Bend Branch, and the Sugar Land Branch. The Law Library is also operated
under the direction of the Fort Bend County Library Director, however, the law library is funded
through court fees in lieu of taxes.


                                         Library and Education Cost Allocation


                             Information Technology
                                      Costs             Capital Acquisitions
                                       2%                       1%




                                                                               Salaries and Personnel
                     Operating and Training                                             Costs
                             Costs                                                      55%
                              42%




HISTORY OF FULL TIME EQUIVALENTS
                           2005           2006        2007        2007            2007           2007
Libraries &                Total          Total       Full-     Part-Time         Total        Total Cost
Education                  FTE's          FTE's       Time                        FTE's
Library                     171            178         117           63            180         $7,265,246
TOTAL FTE                   171            178         117           63            180         $7,265,246




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LIBRARY

MISSION
The mission of Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is to provide an environment for lifelong
learning and enrichment for the entire diverse community through responsive service and access
to timely and accurate resources.
(The Libraries Long-Range Planning Council drafted the mission statement. It was presented to
Commissioners Court on February 3, 1994.)

AUTHORIZATION
Fort Bend County Libraries was established and is maintained under the provisions of the Texas
Local Government Code, Chapter 323, subchapter A: County Libraries. The County Law
Library, managed by Fort Bend County Libraries under an agreement with the Fort Bend Bar
Association, was established and is maintained under the provisions of the Texas Local
Government Code, Chapter 323, subchapter B: County Law Library.

GOALS

Goal 1
Fort Bend County Libraries will serve a population of 470,000 by providing library services
that meet or exceed state and national guidelines for comparably-sized public library
systems.

        Objective 1       Provide a minimum of 0.6 square feet of library space per capita,
                          or a total of 282,000 square feet for a population of 470,000. The
                          library is now providing a total of 193,600 square feet, or .41
                          square feet per capita. (As the county population grows to 500,000
                          and the library adds 86,000 square feet of library space in the two
                          anticipated branches, the library will provide 279,600 square feet
                          of space, or approximately 0.6 square feet of space per capita.)

        Objective 2       Provide a minimum of 2 items per capita in the library collections,
                          or 940,000 items for a population of 470,000 (Relates to a
                          performance measure.)

        Objective 3       Provide an annual operating budget that is equal to, or greater than,
                          $30.50 per capita (based on the average operating expenditures per
                          capita in all states and Washington, D.C., as reported in the 2004
                          National Center for Education Statistics survey report). The library
                          budget currently provides $22.91 per capita for the population of
                          470,000. 1

        Objective 4       Provide 0.5 FTE staff per 1,000 population or 180 FTE staff for a
                          population of 470,000.

        Objective 5       Provide library service to the public a minimum of 69 non-
                          overlapping hours per week, or 451 total hours per week.


1
 The State of Texas is ranked 47th in the nation with an average of $16.93 per capita. Fort Bend County
Libraries strives to exceed state per capita averages.

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Goal 2
Fort Bend County Libraries serves as the primary reference center and an independent
learning center for county residents.

       Objective 1    Provide current information resources and assistance, both
                      in the library and remotely.

                      A. Provide an annual budget for library materials in a variety of
                      formats of $3.35 per capita, or an amount of $1,574,500 for a
                      population of 470,000.

                      B. As the county's major resource center, the staff will answer a
                      minimum of 3 reference queries per capita annually, or a total of
              1,410,000 questions for a population of 470,000.

                      C. As the county's source for library materials, Fort Bend County
                      Libraries will check out a minimum of 6 items per capita annually,
                      for a total of 2,820,000 items for a population of 470,000. (Relates
                      to a performance measure.)

                      D. Provide a community information database that is updated
                      regularly.

                      E. Provide virtual reference services, also known as chat reference
                      (eventually 24/7) and reference by email to patrons using
                      computers outside the library.

                      F. Provide a wide variety of databases for in-house use and remote
                      access to information, as well as a wide range of reference book
                      sources.

                      G. Provide public-access computers in a quantity to meet the
                      highest level of Texas Public Library state standards by supplying
                      a minimum of one computer per 1,500 population served. (Relates
                      to a performance measure.)


       Objective 2    Provide space and staff to support lifelong learning and cultural
                      activities of many types.

                      A. Promote the library in order to achieve a minimum of 4.0 visits
                      per capita annually.

                      B. Provide basic computer classes in all libraries.

                    C. Provide well-equipped meeting spaces for library and
              community use in all buildings.

                      D. Provide outreach services to seniors and other residents who are
                      home or institution bound.


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                       E. Promote library programs for adults in order to achieve annual
                       attendance of 15,000.

                       F. Provide space, materials, and staff support annually for 10,000
                       hours of basic literacy tutoring and classes for English-as-a-
                       second-Language (ESL).

                       G. Sponsor book clubs for adults in every library.


Goal 3
Fort Bend County Libraries provides extensive collections and a wide variety of activities
for youth of all ages.

       Objective 1     Enhance and promote youth programs for children, parents, and
                       caregivers in order to achieve annual attendance of 120,000.

       Objective 2     Provide excellent collections to support annual circulation of
                       library materials of 1,600,000 items annually.

       Objective 3     Provide successful Summer Reading Club programs for
                       preschoolers, school-age youth, and teenagers in order to achieve
                       participation of 25,000 young people annually. (Relates to a
                      performance measure.)

       Objective 4     Provide outreach services to sites outside the library, including
                       offering the Summer Reading Club at more than 70 sites
                       outside the libraries.




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                                                  2005          2006           2007
PERFORMANCE MEASURES
                                                ACTUAL        ACTUAL        PROJECTED

Total number of books & (AV) Audio Visual         1.76           1.82            1.78
items per capita                                678,660*       763,781         748,563
(Based on total # items)

Total number of circulation/reference Circ      2,007,994     2,396,106    2,611,756 (9%+)
transactions in one year                         980,720      1,210,300       1,418,157
                                                                               (12%+)
Total number of juvenile books & AV             1,193,143     1,397,318    1,418,157 (6%+)
circulated

Total number of people participating in          87,933        124,220      149,064 (20%+)
children's activities

Total number of hours of computer use by the    188,421        212,182      237,644 (12%+)
public

Total number of transactions annually           3,226,568     3,743,391       4,104,341

Average Cost per transaction                      N/A           $2.35           $2.19
* Includes estimated 40,000 items for Katy.




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LIBRARY
FUND: 010 General
AGENCY: 030 Library
ORGANIZATION: 0300 County Library Operating
ACTIVITY: 1900 Libraries and Education
                                   EXPENSE BUDGET

CATEGORY                           2005 ACTUAL   2006 ADOPTED    2007 ADOPTED
Salaries and Personnel Costs       $ 6,228,930   $ 6,709,834     $ 5,935,236
Operating Costs                    $ 2,499,216   $ 2,909,573     $ 4,496,492
Information Technology Costs       $ 185,392     $ 220,000       $    198,695
Capital Acquisitions               $     6,000   $ 145,000       $    135,300
TOTAL                              $ 8,919,538   $ 9,984,407     $ 10,765,723

                            2007 AUTHORIZED POSITIONS
Job Title                                          Job Code     Grade    Count
Building Maintenance Worker II                       0504        05         3
Clerk II – Library                                   0608        06        31
Communication Technician                             0611        06         1
Building Maintenance Worker III                      0704        07         1
Clerk III - Accounting                               0709        07         2
Clerk III – Library                                  0712        07        11
Library Paraprofessional                             0829        08        21
Senior Communications Technician                     0854        08        2
Administrative Assistant                             0901        09         1
Community Outreach Manager                           0914        09         1
Librarian I                                          0937        09        11
Library Manager – Needville                          0938        09         1
Maintenance Coordinator                              0940        09        1
Network Specialist – Library                         0960        09         1
Business Manager                                     1007        10        1
Genealogy/Local History Specialist                   1018        10         1
Librarian II                                         1030        10        11
Communications Supervisor                            1107        11         1
Librarian III – System Administrator                 1132        11         1
Distance Learning – Audio Visual                     1213        12         1
Librarian III                                        1219        12        6
Public Information Officer                           1224        12         1
Coordinator of Technology                            1306        13        1
Librarian IV                                         1313        13        3
Assistant County Librarian                           1501        15         1
County Librarian                                     1701        17        1
Total Authorized Positions                                                117




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                                                                                NEW POSITIONS (included above)
                      Job Title                                                                                                                     Job Code                 Grade               Count
                      Clerk II – Library                                                                                                        0608                         06                           1
                      Senior Communications Technician                                                                                          0854                         08                           1
                      Library Paraprofessional                                                                                                  0829                         08                           2



                      LIBRARY
                                                                                         ORGANIZATION CHART


                                                                                             County Librarian

                                                                                                     Asst. County
                                                                                                      Librarian




               Business/                 Administrative
                                                                                                                                 Branch Libraries                     Support Services
             Personnel Mgr.                Assistant


            Acct. Clerk III (2)          PT Assistant (1)
                                                                                                                                   See next page
                                                                                                                                                                                     Lib. Clerk II (1)              Lib. Clerk III (1)
                                                                     Maintenance
                                                                     Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                            Parafrof. (1)
                                                                                                                                                                                         PT Clerk (1)               Lib. Clerk II (2)

                                                                                                                                                            Clerk III (1)
                                                   Maint. Worker III              Maint. Worker II                                                                                                                   PT Clerk (1)
                                                          (1)                            (3)




         Public                             Circulation/Staff                                               Youth Svs. Coll.
                                                                                 Adult Coll. Dev.                                                  Technology                               Community                  Geneology/Local
      Information                             Dev. Coord.                                                    Dev. Coord.
                                                                                 Coord. (Libn IV)                                                  Coordinator                               Outreach                    Hist Spec.
      Coordinator                               (Libn IV)                                                      (Libn IV)

                                                                                                                                                                     DL/AV/                                              PT Geneology
                              Lib. Clerk III                  Lib. Clerk II       Library Clerk II     Library Clerk II                    System Admin.                                   PT Asst. (1)
     PT Assist. (3)                                                                                                                                              Telecomm Spec.                                            Asst. (3)
                                   (1)                             (1)                  (1)                  (1)

                                                                                                                                           Communication         Communications     Communications
      PT Graph.
                                            Library Clerk II                                                    Youth Svcs. Mgr/              Tech.                Supervisor         Technician
       Artist (1)
                                                  (6)                                                                 GML
                                                                                                                    (Libn II)                                                             Network
                                                                                                                                            PT Librarian         PT Lib Clerk III
      PT Clerk (1)                             PT Lib Clerk                                                                                                                               Specialist
                                                   (6)                                                                    Lib. Paraprof.
                                                                                                       Librarian I (1)          (2)
                                                                                                                                                                 PT Technician           Lib. Clerk III
           GML Adult Svcs.
            Mgr. (Libn III)                                                                                               PT Assist (5)



                                                  Librarian I (1)             Law Libn       Literacy Paraprof.           PT Page (4)
   Librarian II           Librarian II
                                                 Lib Paraprof (3)              Coord.                (1)
                                               Library Clerk III (1)
                                               Library Clerk II (1)
 AV Lib Clerk III        PT Page (6)              PT Assist. (4)
                                                   PT Clerk (1)

AV Lib Clerk II (1)
  PT Clerk (3)




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                     LIBRARY
                                                                                     ORGANIZATION CHART
                                                                                        Branch Libraries

                                                                                                   Fort Bend County Branch
                                                                                                           Libraries
                                                                                                    (continued from page 1)


            Albert George              Bob Lutts Fulshear/                           Cinco Ranch                         First Colony          Mamie George                    Missouri City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sugar Land Branch
               Branch                   Simonton Branch                                 Branch                              Branch               Branch                          Branch



                                                                                                                      Manager, Librarian     Manager, Librarian             Manager, Librarian                     Manager, Librarian
                                       Manager, Librarian                          Manager, Librarian
           Branch Manager                                                                                                    III                    II                             III                                    III
                                              II                                         III



                                                                                                                                               Lib. Clerk II (1)
                                         Library Clerk II         Youth Svcs.
                      PT Assist. (2)
                                               (1)                Paraprof. (1)

                                                                                                                                                 PT Clerk (3)
                       PT Page (1)
                                            PT Assist. (1)        PT Assist. (1)
Library Clerk II
      (1)

                                             PT Clerk (1)
 Youth Svcs,                                                                                                                         Adult Svcs. Libn. Adult Svcs. Libn.      Circ Lib Clerk III      Youth Svcs. Libn
 Clerk III (1)                                                                                                                             I (1)             I (1)                   (1)                   II (1)
                                                      Adult Svcs. Libn.            Youth Svcs.      Circ. LibClerk III
 PT Clerk (1)                                               II (1)                  Libn. II (1)           (1)                                                                                          Lib. Paraprof
                                                                                                                                        PT Assist (3)       PT Page (4)        Lib Clerk II (3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              (1)

                                                    Libn. I (2)              Libn. I (1)           Lib Clerk II (3)
                                                                                                                                                                                PT Clerks (2)           PT Assist (3)

                                                  Lib. Paraprof             Lib. Paraprof
                                                                                                   PT Clerks (6)
                                                        (1)                       (2)


                                                  PT Assist (4)             PT Assist (4)
                                                                                                                                                                     Adult Svcs. Libn.         YouthSvcs. Libn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lib Clerk III (1)
                                                                                                                                                                           II (1)                   II (1)
                                                   PT Page (4)              PT Page (3)
                                                                                                                                                                          Adult Svcs.              Lib. Paraprof        Lib Clerk II (3)
                                                                                                                                                                           Libn. I (1)                   (1)

                                                                                                                                                                          Lib. Paraprof
                                                                                                                                                                                                   PT Assist (4)         PT Clerk (4)
                                                                             Adult Svcs. Libn.     Adult Svcs. Libn.       Lib Clerk III     Youth Svcs. Libn                   (1)
                                                                                   II (1)                I (2)                 (1)                II (1)

                                                                                                                                               Lib. Paraprof              PT Assist (2)            PT Page (2)
                                                                               Lib. Paraprof            PT Page (4)       Lib Clerk II (4)           (3)
                                                                                     (2)
                                                                                                                                                                          PT Page (3)
                                                                                                                                               PT Assist (4)
                                                                               PT Assist (3)                               PT Clerks (5)


                                                                                                                                                PT Page (4)




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