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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.


                           LIBRARIES AND EDUCATION
                               COST ALLOCATIONS
              Information                              Capital Acquisitions
           Technology Costs                                    3%
                  2%



          Operating and
          Training Costs
               30%


                                                                       Salaries and
                                                                      Personnel Costs
                                                                           65%




HISTORY OF FULL TIME EQUIVALENTS
                         2003             2004      2005      2005       2005       2005
Libraries & Education Total FTE's         Total   Full-Time Part-Time Total FTE's Total Cost
                                          FTE's
Library                       146.55       171      113          58            171      $6,377,244
TOTAL FTE                     146.55       171      113          58            171      $6,377,244




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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 360,000 by providing library services
that meet or exceed state and national guidelines and standards for comparable-sized
library systems.
     1. Provide a minimum of 0.61 square feet of library space. For a population of 360,000,
          0.6 square feet equals 216,000 square feet. The library now has 162,300 square feet, or
          0.45 square feet per capita. With the addition of a new Katy Branch, projected to be
          20,000 square feet, FBCL will have 182,300 square feet of space or 0.51 square feet per
          capita. As the county grows, additional branches will be needed to provide 0.6 square
          feet per capita.
     2. Provide a minimum of 2.5 items per capita in the library collections, or 900,000 items
          for a population of 360,000.
     3. Provide an annual library operating budget that is equal to, or greater than, $23.17 per
          capita (based on the average operating expenditures per capita for public libraries in all
          states and Washington, DC, as reported in the 1996 National Center for Education
          Statistics survey report).
     4. Provide 0.5 FTE staff per 1,000 population, or 180 staff for a population of 360,000,
          with one third of the staff holding MLS degrees. (This objective will be reached with
          the opening of the new Katy Branch.)
     5. Provide library service to the public a minimum of 69 non-overlapping hours, or 423
          total hours per week

Goal 2
Fort Bend County Libraries serve as the primary reference center for county residents.
   Objective 1    To provide current and appropriate resources and on-site assistance.
       A. As the County’s major resource center, the staff will answer a minimum of 1.8
          reference queries per capita annually, or a total of 650,000 questions for a population
          of 360,000.




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       B. As the County’s source for library materials, Fort Bend County Libraries will check
           out a minimum of 6 items per capita annually, or a total of 2,681,250 items for a
           population of 360,000.
    Objective 2    To serve as a gateway to additional information resources outside the library.
       A. Provide adequate equipment so that no library user waits longer than 10 minutes to
           use an Internet workstation.
       B. Provide state-of-the-art direct telecommunications for data and video transmission
           between branches and beyond.
    Objective 3    To compile and provide access to community information.
       A. Facilitate 2,000 queries annually to the library’s community database.

Goal 3
Fort Bend County Libraries serve as an independent learning center for county residents.
   Objective 1      To proactively provide reference assistance and materials to support high-
                    demand resources to support lifelong learning.
       A. Provide an annual budget for library materials of $3.33 per capita, an amount equal
          to, or greater than, the average expenditures per capita for public libraries in all states
          and Washington, DC (as reported in the 1996 National Center for Education Statistics
          survey report).
       B. Provide resources for 60,000 children to use educational programs on PCs.
       C. Provide distance-education programs at all library sites in well-equipped meeting
          spaces.
       D. Provide hands-on computer training at technology centers in all libraries.
   Objective 2      To serve as a center for community and cultural activities
       A. Promote a minimum of 4.0 library visits per capita annually, or a total of 1,440,000
           visits for a population of 360,000.
       B. Promote program attendance of 15,000 annually at adult programs throughout the
           library system.
       C. Encourage 30,000 youth to participate in the Summer Reading Club
       D. Target populations with special needs for augmented service.
       E. Encourage Basic Literacy tutoring in library facilities.
       F. Provide space, materials, and staff support for 5,000 hours annually of basic reading
           tutoring and tutoring for English as a Second Language (ESL).

Goal 4
Fort Bend County Libraries serve as a preschooler’s door to learning.
   Objective 1   To enhance preschool programs for children, parents and other caregivers
                 and to promote attendance of 95,000 annually to preschool programs.
   Objective 2   To strengthen preschool collections of books, audiovisuals, educational toys,
                 and story kits.
   Objective 3   To provide adequate collections to support a circulation of 750,000 preschool
                 items annually.
   Objective 4   To provide adequate collections to support a circulation of 10,000
                 educational toys annually.




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      LIBRARY
      Objective 5   To further advance outreach by serving 15,000 at-risk children annually in
                    programs such as special Summer Reading Clubs, and Library/Head Start
                    partnerships.




                                                     2003              2004              2005
PERFORMANCE MEASURES
                                                   ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROJECTED

Total number of books & AV items per capita          1.76               1.61                1.61
(Based on total # items)                           678,660*           678,660             678,660

Total number of circulation/reference     Circ     2,007,994         2,200,818           2,200,818
transactions in one year                  Ref       980,720           887,848             887,848

Total number of juvenile books & AV                1,193,143         1,316,496           1,316,496
circulated

Total number of people participating in              87,933           98,907              98,907
children's activities

Total number of hours of computer use by the        188,421           243,598             243,598
public

Total number of transactions annually              3,226,568         3,205,100           3,205,100

Average Cost per transaction                          N/A              $2.40               $2.40
* 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                           2003 ACTUAL     2004 ADOPTED     2005 ADOPTED
Salaries and Personnel Costs       $4,878,112      $5,794,607       $6,377,244
Operating Costs                    $2,477,760      $2,688,815       $2,402,128
Information Technology Costs       $ 209,151       $ 168,455        $ 207,628
Capital Acquisitions               $ 34,614        $ 240,000        $ 13,000
TOTAL                              $7,599,637      $8,891,877       $9,000,000


                            2005 AUTHORIZED POSITIONS

Job Title                                            Job Code      Grade     Count
Building Maintenance Worker II                         0504         05          3
Clerk II – Library                                     0608         06         30
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         19
Sr. Communications Technician                          0854         08          1
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                                                    113


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                      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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