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					                                   ANNUAL REPORT
                                      2005 - 2006


LIBRARY MANAGEMENT                                                2005)
                                                         Jung Chang & Jon Halliday – Mao: the unknown
COMMITTEE 2005-2006                                               story (21 July 2005)
                                                         John Newcombe – No-body’s indestructible (26
                                                                  July 2005)
                                                         Kate Grenville – The secret river (28 July 2005)
                                                         Sue Jeffers – Feel the fear guide to lasting love (2
                                                                  August 2005)
                                                         Robert Drewe – Grace (8 August 2005)
                                                         Geoffrey Robertson – The Tyrannicide brief: the
   Councillor Carland       Councillor                            story of the man who sent Charles I to the
   (Chairman)               Marchandeau                           scaffold (11 August 2005)
                                                         Jeffrey Watson – Killer Caldwell: Australia’s
                                                                  greatest fighter pilot (16 August 2005)
                                                         Bob Graham (18 August 2005) (evening)
                                                         Karen Joy Fowler – The Jane Austen Book Club
                                                                  (22 August 2005)
                                                         Alexander McCall Smith – Friends, lovers,
                                                                  chocolate (24 August 2005)
   Councillor Predavec     Councillor Reymond            Bill Granger – Simply Bill (31 August 2005)
                                                         Garth Nix – Across the wall (6 September 2005)
Citizen members                                          Gerard Stone – 1932 (13 September 2005)
Laurel Catchpool         Shirley Colless                 Malcolm Knox – Secrets of the Jury Room (20
Brian Evesson            Leona Geeves                             September 2005)
Jean Hart                Nan Manefield                   Mahboba Rawi – Mahboba’s Promise (22
Carmel Rose              Margaret Schubach                        September 2005)
Judy Wallace                                             Tim Flannery – The weather makers (27 September
                                                                  2005)
Staff                                                    Jon Ronson - The men who stare at goats (4
Martin Ellis, Director – Community & Library                 October 2005)
    Services                                             Margaret Olley and Meg Stewart - Far from a still
Helen Sutherland, Manager – Library Services                 life (19 October 2005)
Helen Perry, Reader Services Co-ordinator                Chrissy Amphlett - Pleasure & pain (27 October
Louise Barton, Collection Services Co-ordinator              2005)
Ian Hoskins, Council Historian
                                                         Stephanie Dowrick - Choosing happiness: life and
                                                             soul essentials (2 November 2005)
WRITERS AT STANTON                                       Graham Freudenberg - A figure of speech – a
                                                             memoir (8 November 2005)
The Library, in conjunction with the Constant
                                                         Dr Karl Kruzelnicki - Dis-information and other
Reader Bookshop again ran the Writers at Stanton
                                                             wikkid myths (9 November 2005)
Program with a record number of sessions. 46
sessions were held with an estimated audience of         Richard Glover - Desperate husbands (6 November
4,761.                                                       2005)
                                                         Judy Nunn - Heritage (22 November 2005)
The sessions were:
Catherine Cole – The grave at Thu Le (5 July
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Michael Leunig - A new Penguin Leunig (28
   November 2005)
Halina Robinson - A cork on the waves (2
    February 2006)
Catherine DeVrye - Who Says I Can't? (28
    February 2006)
Vikram Seth – Two lives (9 March 2006)
Kylie Kwong – Simple Chinese cooking (10 March
    2006)
Minette Walters - The Devil’s Feather (14 March
    2006)
Susan Duncan – Salvation Creek (28 March 2006)                                  Fan Making
Elaine Lewis - The Left Bank waltz (5 April 2006)
Peter Carey – Theft (6 April 2006)
Sandra Hall - Beyond the break (11 April 2006)
Simon Nasht - The last explorer, Hubert Wilkins:
    Australia’s unknown hero (19 April 2006)
Bernard Salt - The Big Picture (21 April 2006)
Frances Mayes - A Year in the World. (2 May
    2006)
Jo Wainer – Lost: illegal abortion stories (21 May
    2006)
Salley Vickers - The other side of you (26 May                          Summer Reading Challenge
    2006)
Peter Singer - The ethics of what we eat (30 May
    2006)
Christopher Kremmer – Inhaling the Mahatma (31              Kids in the Kitchen
    May 2006)                                               Manga Cartooning Workshop
Michael Caulfield - Voices of war: stories from the         Planetarium
    Australians at War Film Archive (6 June 2006)           Fan Painting
Maggie Hamilton - What men don’t talk about (13             Hey Diddle Circus
    June 2006)                                              Papier Mache Piggy Banks
Luis Garcia - Child of the revolution: growing up           Suncatchers
    in Castro’s Cuba (20 June 2006)                         Bag Charms and Key Rings
Linda Jaivin - Infernal optimist (22 June 2006)             Picture Frame Decorating
                                                            Questacon Science Show: Balloons and Sound
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES                                           Effects

Storytelling                                                Other activities
Storytelling was again a major activity with twice          Summer Reading Challenge – over 120 children
weekly sessions at Stanton. Themed storytime                    registered to take part, 60 children successfully
sessions included Dreamtime for NAIDOC Week,                    completed the challenge, and more than 450
Early Childhood Intervention Awareness Week                     book reviews were written.
Storytime, National Simultaneous Storytime.                 Picnic in the Library – Children’s Book Week
Stanton supports storytime at local kindergartens           Matt Ottley visit (St Mary’s years 3 - 6)
and pre-schools but the delivery of these sessions          Bob Graham talk for Teachers/Librarians
were discontinued.                                          Class visits/tours/storytimes (St Mary’s years K -
                                                                2).
Holiday activities                                          Bookfair stand at Children’s Festival.
Highlights of the holiday program were:                     Halloween party
                                                            Kids after school Christmas craft
Clay Craft
Decoupage Treasure Boxes
Feature Creatures Reptile show
Films and Popcorn (x4)
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BILL COPPELL YOUNG WRITERS
                                                           16-18 years
AWARD                                                      Winner                Callum Provan - A New
        th                                                                       Way of Looking
The 17 Annual Bill Coppell Young Writers Award
                                                           Highly commended      Danielle Hellyer
received 485 entries. The Awards night was a great
                                                           Commended             Sophie Bathurst
success and all winners read their entries to an
                                                           Merit                 Sophia Chen, Christopher
appreciative audience.
                                                                                 Bannantyne,          Tom
                                                                                 Champion, George Fennel,
Awarded entries:
                                                                                 Rachael McCallum, Rebecca
                                                                                 Cook, Arianna Leuschner,
11-12 years                                                                      Ellen Schuthof, Krystina
Winner           Elizabeth Thrill - A Visit to
                                                                                 Semmler, Stephanie Lane
                 the Queen
Highly Commended Tom Fisher
Commended        Jessica Croker                            OUTREACH
Merit            Isabelle Youssef, Tracey
                 Thein, Olivia Pasternak,                  Community Centres
                 Sarah Brereton, Catherine                 Stanton provided Internet links and computer
                 Moore, Tessa Carroll, Kate                support to centres at Neutral Bay, Primrose Park,
                 Manzo, Alexandra Morrison,                and McMahons Point. Professional and resource
                 Lulu Unsworth, Abigail                    support is provided for the lending service at
                 Ross                                      Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre.

13 years                                                   Home Library Service
Winner                Caitlin Still – Mad world            The Home Library Service continued to select and
Highly commended      Angela Zhang, Charlotte              deliver resources to the housebound residents of
                      Dodds                                North Sydney. This service also delivers items for
Merit                 Caitlin Murphy, Bronte               active borrowers who have difficulty transporting
                      Doherty, Misa Yamamoto,              library material.
                      Asleigh          Cummings,
                      Annabelle Wilford, Rhys
                                                           STANTON GROUPS
                      Keogh, Elizabeth Mead,
                      Georgina         McDougall,
                                                           Stanton provides facilities and support for the
                      Angelique Vrisakis, Isabella
                                                           following groups:
                      Pearson, Eliza Fitzgerald
                                                           Literature Groups – a day and evening group
                                                           North Sydney Historical Society
14 years
                                                           North Sydney Friends of Asylum Seekers and
Winner                Rachel Bell - Telling a Lie
                                                               Refugees
Highly commended      Katie Sharpe
                                                           Live Poets Society
Commended             Grace Doughty
Merit                 Frank Zhou, Gabriella Denis,
                      Laura Waite, Emma Jensen,            EVENTS
                      Therese O’Young, Elizabeth
                      Ahern, Emma Larcher                  Heritage Centre opening (July 2005)
                                                           Mayor Genia McCaffery officially opened the
15 years                                                   Heritage Centre in July 2005.
Winner                Katy Gero - Pieces
Highly commended      Greta Beale                          Children’s Book Week (August 2005)
Commended             Jessica Choy                         Book Week picnic in the library and display of
Merit                 Emmeline Hichey, Ellen               shortlisted Book Week books.
                      Sutherland, Lucy Booth,
                      Eliza Sheridan, Melody The,          History Week (September 2005)
                      Bonnie Duncan, Belinda               Two walking tours were held.
                      Wagstaff, Alix Pearce,               Workshop: Bob Gordon: Lavender Bay Boat
                      Claire    Orlov,    Eleanor          Builder (2 sessions)
                      O’Hagan
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Children’s Festival (October 2005)                             WebCat training
Stanton ran a bookfair table at this special activity.         Tours for educational groups
                                                               Local studies training including North Sydney
Health and fitness promotion (November 2005)                      house workshops
Customers were invited to experience massage,                  Talk to Georgian House book group
iridology and structural analysis in the library. A
health campaign to stop smoking was held in the
library and exercise classes were held in Civic Park.
                                                               RESEARCH SAMPLES
                                                               Geographical information systems
Harmony Day (March 2006)
                                                               How magic eye pictures are made
Stanton celebrated Harmony Day with a Bollywood
                                                               Japanese business statistics
dance demonstration and lesson, followed by Indian
                                                               Translating a French phrase into English
refreshments.
                                                               Statistics for North Sydney
                                                               Fairy tales for a child to read (had to be unfamiliar)
Seniors Week (April 2006)
                                                               Learning management systems.
This program included Internet for beginners (2
                                                               Development of 19th Century terrace houses in
sessions), computers for beginners (2 sessions),
                                                               Sydney.
Family history in North Sydney and Family history
                                                               Spelling and meaning of ‘prerogative’
on the Net. All sessions were well attended.
                                                               Windmill Theatre.
                                                               Standards for planning neighbourhood facilities.
Heritage Week (April 2006)
                                                               Websites and books to plan a world trip.
Three walking tours of North Sydney were
                                                               Verifying office rules of 1850s
conducted.
                                                               Wallpaper patterns 1970s
Workshop: Strengthening Community Through
                                                               Balcony railings – compliance with Building
Local History
                                                               Code
                                                               Jean des Pointes – convent designer
Library Week and Information Week (May
                                                               How to become an Australian citizen
2006)
A list of Stanton staff favourites was produced. The
                                                               Profiles of Reference Users
overall favourite books: His Dark materials
                                                               ‘Ella’ is a student doing a project on North Sydney.
(trilogy) by Philip Pullman, Joe Cinque’s
                                                               She initially went to the Australian Bureau of
Consolation by Helen Garner and The Secret River
                                                               Statistics (ABS) website but then found she couldn’t
by Kate Grenville. The overall favourite authors
                                                               get the level of detail she required. She came to the
were: Philip Pullman, Henning Mankell, Terry
                                                               library and staff were able to assist her to get more
Pratchett, Helen Garner and Kate Grenville.
                                                               from the ABS website, and were able to direct her to
Borrowers were given a mystery loan (a wrapped
                                                               CLIB and the Council website.
book) to encourage broader reading.
                                                               ‘George’ is writing a book about Sri Lanka and had
                                                               exhausted our collection. He was shown how to
WALKING TOURS                                                  look up other libraries holdings and how to arrange
                                                               inter-library loans. He was also referred to our
Kurraba Point: gem of the harbour                              online databases and these contained a wealth of
When Luna Park Opened: an historical walking tour              information.
   around Milsons Point and Lavender Bay                       Two young students were looking for information
From Federation to filigree: an historical walking             on Australian TV personalities for a project. They
   tour of the Holtermann Estate, Crows Nest                   had been looking at the online databases, but were
Discovering North Sydney’s Wartime Sites                       not finding the information they needed as they
Walking the working waterfront From Milsons                    didn’t have particular names. Staff directed them to
   Point - Berry Bay                                           reference books. Once they had selected individuals
Neutral Bay – Building a marine suburb walk.                   to research they were able to retrieve all the required
                                                               information from the databases.
USER EDUCATION
                                                               COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Stanton conducts a wide range of user education
sessions. These included:                                      The Community information database Lincs is a
Internet training (held twice a month)                         valuable link between the community and activities

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/ contacts in their local area. The Library also has a         a major development project on the site next door.
community display area which informs people of                 Sexton’s Cottage Museum and the monuments
local activities, community organizations and                  located in St. Thomas’ Rest Park provide visitors
groups, leisure facilities and cultural events.                with a snapshot of life and death in Australia from
                                                               the early Victorian period. The Rest Park is the site
                                                               of the former St. Thomas’ Cemetery, the oldest
LOCAL STUDIES                                                  European burial ground on the North Shore dating
                                                               back to 1845.
History & Heritage Weeks
Stanton celebrated these peak historical events with
guided walks and training programs. Participants               EXHIBITIONS
took away a better understanding of the importance
of history in our local environment and an                     Arthur Barton:
appreciation of the footprints left behind by the              Rembrandt       of
layers of history on view in North Sydney today.               Luna Park (July –
                                                               December 2005)
Reference samples                                              The       Heritage
Details of ‘Linton’ Clapham Rise, Kirribilli                   Centre opened with
Was there a school in Chandos Street?                          the art of Arthur
Details of ‘Quibree’                                           Barton.
Did cartoonist Bancks live in Crows Nest area, if so
    where?                                                     “Was thinking of
Photos and programs for Music Hall, Neutral Bay                home       today”:
Do we have wartime letters of Norths Leagues Club              North Sydney and
    players to former board member Reg Bowd?                   the World Wars
Information on former Mayor Gerard Phillips                    (December 2005 -
Location of former tidal pools in Lavender Bay /               May 2006)
    McMahons Point                                             This     exhibition
History and info on Montrose (demolished 1907)                 explored the impact
Harry Seidler sketch and site plan for urban                   of the world wars
    redevelopment of McMahons Point                            on the people of North Sydney. The project was
History of Cammeray Golf Club                                  completed after consultation with the North Sydney
Name of North Sydney Mayor who fought in WWI?                  Anzac Club and members of the local community
Report on stone walls etc at Berry Creek and Gore              and was mounted with the assistance of a grant from
    Cove                                                       the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Date of gazettal of Doohat Lane
Book about North Sydney Swimming Club?                         ‘… a large field
Information on former Saba Private Hospital and                before you’: 150
    birth records                                              Years of Catholic
Where was Rupert Leibinger buried (Wollstonecraft              life and worship in
    resident)?                                                 the Lower North
Information on Alexander Newlands and Newlands                 Shore       Parish
    Park                                                       (May – September
What was Madame Butterfly’s real name,                         2006)
    associated with Warringah Hall, Neutral Bay?               This exhibition explores the history of Catholicism
When did Berrys Bay boatyards stop scrapping old               in North Sydney from the establishment of the
    ships?                                                     original Catholic Parish.
Information on the Fitzroy Street arch
                                                               A handsome Villa (Don Bank) – A permanent
MUSEUMS                                                        exhibition exploring the history of Don Bank, its
                                                               occupants and the restoration of the building.
Don Bank Museum is a rare example of an early
timber slab house nestled in a Victorian garden. Don           The Council Historian mounted a small exhibition at
Bank is open to the public and visitors can learn              the North Sydney Olympic Pool.
about North Sydney’s social history. The museum
had restricted opening hours during the year due to

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DISPLAYS                                                         documentation of each complex enquiry.

Book posters                                                 We aim to satisfy 80% of complex local history
Children’s Book Week ‘Reading Rocks’                         queries in 14 days.
Early Childhood Awareness Intervention Week                      96% of written queries were satisfied in 14
NAIDOC Week                                                      days.
National Literacy and Numerously Week
Science Week                                                 We will replace at least 8% of the collection with
Painting in watercolours                                     new items each year.
Travel destinations                                              9.6% of collection replaced. Result taken from
Mental health                                                    the collection size at beginning of the year and
Rock music                                                       acquisitions during the year.
Fitness and health
Summer Reading                                               A second copy will be purchased when any item has
Aids quilt                                                   four reservations and a third copy when any item
Halloween                                                    has eight reservations.
Stanton’s Summer Reading Challenge                                Standard met. A list of items with more than
Garden Bugs                                                       four holds is generated each week. In addition
Countdown to Summer                                               to meeting the standard further copies are
Commonwealth Games                                                purchased if queue is moving slowly.
Databases / World Book Encyclopedia online
Graythwaite                                                  Requested items not held in the library collection
Harmony Day                                                  will be either purchased or borrowed from another
Love your library day (2)                                    library within Australia and you will be notified of
Premiers’ Reading Challenge                                  the action taken to satisfy your request within two
New Books                                                    weeks.
Food (incl. booklist)                                             Standard generally met. Result taken from
Databases/World Book                                              random tracking of items.
Bill Coppell Young Writers Award
Library and Information Week                                 Items received but not catalogued will be available
Guringai Festival                                            within three working days after a reservation is
Statistics                                                   placed.
Drug Action Week
Heart Week                                                       Standard met. Borrowers collect item in three
                                                                 days and no dissatisfaction noted.

GUIDES                                                       We aim to keep you waiting at the Loans Desk for
                                                             no more than two minutes and at the Information
Stanton News is a monthly newsletter about                   and Local Studies Desks for no more than five
   activities at Stanton that is also available in           minutes before being assisted.
   large print and electronic format.                            Standard generally met. Results taken from
Redback (staff newsletter)                                       random observation.
CD-ROM list
Audiobook list                                               We will provide sufficient computer terminals to
DVD list                                                     ensure that in the usual operation of the library
                                                             users have:
                                                             . ready access to the library’s catalogue
SERVICE LEVEL STANDARDS                                      . access to the Internet within four hours of
                                                                booking
We aim to satisfy 90% of general enquiries on the
                                                             . access to CD-ROM reference PCs within one
same day and 90% of complex information queries
                                                                hour of booking.
in 7 days.
                                                                  Standard met. No waiting time for catalogue or
     Standard met for general queries. These results
                                                                  Internet and generally no waiting time for CD-
     were taken from observation at the Information
                                                                  ROM PC’s. Results taken from random
     Desk.
                                                                  observation.
     93% of complex queries were satisfied in 7
     days. These results were taken from the
                                                             New borrowers will be registered and given a
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library card within 10 minutes of completing their            youth areas to provide increased security.
form.                                                         Information Desk staff are able to monitor these
     Standard generally met except for the bulk               areas from the desk.
     registration of school groups. Results taken
     from random observation.
                                                              STATISTICS
SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS                                          Loans
                                                              During the year Stanton lent 662,827 items. This
Heritage Centre                                               represents an overall increase of 5.6%. The
In July 2005 Mayor Genia McCaffery opened the                 collections with the largest growth were DVD and
Heritage Centre. This Centre offers modern                    video (35%) young adult fiction (21.3%) and junior
exhibition spaces, improved access to historical              audio-visual (20.1%).
material, improved preservation and storage of                Stanton lent an average of 1,872 items per day. Each
heritage items and a meeting room.                            item in the collection was borrowed an average of
                                                              3.4 times during the year.
Library Refurbishment                                         Internal loans and vertical file usage decreased
The building project was finalised on 26 July 2005.           because of the increased availability of online
The library continued to house the Community                  information. Local Studies closed reserve loans
Centre and Early Education while their buildings              increased significantly due to the increased opening
were constructed. This meant that the Library                 hours of the Heritage Centre Information Desk.
Administration and the children’s library were in             Equipment bookings also increased due to increased
temporary locations for the year. The Community               public demand for DVD viewing and
Centre vacated the library in June 2006 and the new           wordprocessing.
children’s library will open later in the year.
                                                                                Loans by collection 2005-06
Shorelink upgrade
Shorelink improved the response time of both the
library automated system and the Internet. They also                     Audio Visual
                                                                                                        Fiction
improved security by segmenting our public use and                          28%
                                                                                                         36%
library use computers.

Improved Local History services                                                    Non Fiction
                                                                                     36%
Desk hours at the Heritage Centre were increased by
50 hours a month. Customers now have greater
access to the collection and trained staff, while the
standardised hours has improved public                                    Junior loans by collection 2005-06

understanding of operating times.
                                                                                  Junior audio   Young adult
Improved talking books                                                               visual        fiction
                                                                 Junior DVD
Audio readers were introduced to supplement our                   and video
                                                                                      8%             9%

talking books on CD and cassette. This pilot project                13%
is run by the Home Library Service in conjunction                                                                 Junior picture
                                                                                                                     books
with the Macular Degeneration Foundation and                       Junior Non                                       (easies)
delivers talking books on a small hand held device                   Fiction    Junior Fiction                        39%
                                                                      11%           20%
to housebound residents.

Printing cards
Last year the coin boxes on photocopiers were
replaced with a smart card and during the year this           Database usage
service was expanded to include networked printing.           During the year 407,874 WebCat searches were
This allows borrowers to print to the photocopier,            performed. This represents an increase of 8.8%.
colour copier or printer.                                     There was a significant growth in the use of online
                                                              databases with 16,881 community information
                                                              searches, 14,614 reference database searches, 6,766
Improved security                                             searches on the Face of North Sydney and 3,780
CCTV cameras were installed in the childrens and              searches on the other North Sydney heritage

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databases.                                                              average of 1,020 visitors per day. Don Bank
                                                                        Museum had 681 visitors and Sextons Cottage
Holds and inter-library loans                                           Museum had 123 visits.
Borrowers filled 10,040 holds (reservations) during
the year, a 15.2% increase on the previous year.                        Membership
This is because of online holds and our record of                       The membership of Stanton is 41,182 with 4,903
filling holds in an acceptable timeframe.                               new members registering during the year.
                                                                        This year the gender, age and residential area of
                                                                        Stanton borrowers was reviewed.
                             Holds

   12,000                                                                                Gender of borrowers
   10,000

   8,000

   6,000                                                                                                     male
   4,000                                                                                                     41%
   2,000                                                                              female
     -
                                                                                       59%
            2001/ 02   2002/ 03   2003/ 04   2004/ 5   2005/ 6




Stanton borrowed 1,874 items from other libraries –
                                                                                               Age profile
a growing number of these (75.1%) were from
                                                                                     North Sydney         Stanton member
Shorelink to take advantage of overnight delivery                          35
service. Stanton lent 1,404 items to other libraries,
with the majority (70.7%) lent to other Shorelink                          30

libraries.                                                                 25


                                                                           20
16,884 Stanton items were returned via other
Shorelink libraries and 16,153 Shorelink items were                        15
returned via Stanton.
                                                                           10


Reader Services                                                             5

Stanton handled 43,212 information requests, a                              0
10.9% increase. A record number 4,761 people                                    Age Age Age 18 - 25 - 35 - 50 - 60 - 70 - 85+
attended Writers at Stanton. 40 displays were held.                             0 - 5- 12- 24 34 49 59 69 84
                                                                                 4 11 17
Children’s Services
4,189 children attended 162 storytelling sessions.
1,062 children attended holiday and other children’s
                                                                                       LGA of Stanton borrowers
activities held at Stanton.

Historical Services
Stanton handled a total of 635 local history queries,                           Other LGA
an increase of 45%. Three exhibitions were held,                                   29%
247 attended local history training and 175                                 Lane Cove
                                                                                                                 Residents
                                                                               6%
participated in local history tours.                                                                               50%
                                                                                    Manly
Home Library Service                                                                 2%             Willoughby
                                                                                        Mosman
The Home Library Service lent 10,983 items to 190                                         2%           11%
individual and four institutional members. They also
delivered books to borrowers who were able to
come to the library to select them but were unable to
carry the items home.

Doorcount
Stanton had 361,076 visitors during the year - an
increase of 0.9%. The doorcount represents an
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                 Residential members                         Bullying and harassment in the workplace, NSC
                                                                 (5 staff)
   4500                                                      Bullying and harassment for supervisors, NSC
   4000                                                      Childrens Services at Stanton, Inhouse (27 staff)
   3500                                                      Code of Conduct training, NSC (27 staff)
   3000                                                      Collection Development Seminar, Liverpool City
   2500                                                          Library
   2000
                                                             Corporate induction, NSC (10 staff)
   1500
                                                             Corporate Induction – OHS (2 staff)
   1000
                                                             Database training, Inhouse
    500
                                                             Dataworks training, NSC (8 staff)
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                                                             EEO training, NSC (3 staff)
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                                                             Grant writing, State library (2 staff)
                                                             Groupwise training, NSC (3 staff)
Resource allocation                                          Home Library Service training, Inhouse
Stanton spent $396,931 on library resources. 100%            HSC survival kit: online resources and HSC
of the collection development budget was expended                programs, State Library
by 30 June.                                                  HSC and education expo, State Library
                                                             Information 1 desk training (22 staff)
Income                                                       Information Desk training, Inhouse (3 staff)
Income increased by 19.2% due largely to improved            Invisible Web, Access Group
photocopying and printing services, increased late           LADD, inter-library loans training, State Library
fees, and the irregular cycle of royalties from the          Leading from any position training, State Library
production of the ARCH database.                             Leading from any position refresher, State Library
                                                             Local Studies training, In house (10 staff)
Library Resources                                            Making connections, State library (2 staff)
Stanton has 196,500 books, recordings, videos and            Management Challenge, LGA
other resources. 9.6% of the stock was replaced              Managing difficult people, NSC (6 staff)
during the year. Deletions were significantly lower          Manual handling training, NSC (30 staff)
as in the previous year old and damaged material             Mental health training, Schizophrenia Fellowship
was withdrawn before collections were moved.                     of NSW (28 staff)
                                                             OHS Committee Training, NSC (4 staff)
Local History Stock                                          Privacy training, NSC (23 staff)
241 items were added to the Local Studies                    Reference@ the Metcalfe, State Library (2 staff)
Collection and 6,284 items were added to vertical            Sensational Seniors, State Library (3 staff)
files and historical databases.                              Staff consultation training, NSC (2 staff)
                                                             State Library Services, State Library
Collection value                                             Supersearch for the Pros, Web Search Pacific
The value of the collection increased to $7,986,857.         Supervision training, NSC (3 staff)
This was due to increased size of the collection and         Sustainability strategy, NSC (2 staff)
the addition of new large pictures to the Local
Studies register.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Acquisitions training, Inhouse (2 staff)
Archives, University of NSW
Armed holdup training, NSC (21 staff)
Aspiring Leaders Forum, LGMA

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                                          1st              2nd               3rd        4th        Year        Year
                                        Quarter           Quarter           Quarter    Quarter   2005/2006   2004/2005

EXTERNAL LOANS

Adult            Fiction                  29,149         29,412             31,508     31,575    121,644       116,615
                 Non Fiction              48,056         43,176             48,910     52,828    192,970       190,911
                 Large Print               2,710          2,876              2,970      3,166     11,722        12,749
                 Loan Magazines            7,964          8,104              9,481      8,774     34,323        34,761
                 Language                    620            582                738        802      2,742          2,849
                 Literacy                  1,186          1,256              1,376      1,603      5,421         5,124
                 Audiobooks                3,843          3,761              3,623      3,981     15,208        16,935
                 Music                    16,642         15,982             16,722     17,481     66,827        60,164
                 DVD and video            14,547         14,877             15,434     15,233     60,091        44,499
                 CD-ROM                      652            833              1,116      1,031      3,632         3,195
                 Total adult             125,369        120,859            131,878    136,474    514,580       487,802

Young Adult      Fiction                   3,425          2,840              3,581      3,641     13,487         11,116
                 Total young adult         3,425          2,840              3,581      3,641     13,487        11,116

Junior           Easies                   15,315         13,208             14,735     15,602     58,860        53,843
                 Fiction                   8,089          6,513              7,615      7,734     29,951        32,362
                 Non Fiction               4,255          3,204              4,124      4,083     15,666         15,934
                 DVD and video             4,617          4,525              4,935      4,758     18,835         17,036
                 Junior audio visual       2,973          2,474              2,918      3,083     11,448          9,529
                 Total junior             35,249         35,604             34,327     35,260    140,440       128,704

Total loans      Fiction                 58,688          54,849             60,409     61,718    235,664       226,685
                 Non Fiction             60,275          54,484             62,515     65,685    242,959       241,606
                 Audio Visual            45,080          44,290             46,862     47,972    184,204       159,331
                 Total external loans    164,043        153,623            169,786    175,375    662,827       627,622




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                                                     1st              2nd               3rd        4th        Year        Year
                                                   Quarter           Quarter           Quarter    Quarter   2005/2006   2004/2005
INTERNAL LOANS

Closed reserve loans                                    421             500               335        450      1,706      1,859
Local Studies closed reserve loans                      380             211               234        271      1,096       464
Local Studies vertical files                            222             193               198        181        794       895
Equipment bookings                                      697             602              691        954       2,944      2,415
                        Total internal loans          1,720           1,506             1,458      1,856      6,540      5,633

DATABASE USAGE

WebCat (internal & external use)                    108,104          84,833           106,172    108,765    407,874     374,763
Community Information                                 4,806           3,660             4,208      4,207     16,881      13,146
Reference databases                                   2,703           2,958             4,192      4,761     14,614      20,028
Face of North Sydney                                  1,951           1,412             1,676      1,727      6,766       2,340
Other Heritage databases                              1,014             694               803      1,269      3,780       1,080
                      Total database usage          118,578          93,557           117,051    120,729    449,915     411,357


RESERVATIONS & INTER-LIBRARY LOANS

Reservations satisfied (Total)                      2,916             2,312             2,473      2,339     10,040      8,718

Lent to other libraries (Total)                     331                331               393        349      1,404       1,528
                         No.lent to Shorelink       240                240               268        244       992         938
                         % lent to Shorelink       72.5%              72.5%             68.2%      69.9%     70.7%       61.4%

Borrowed from other libraries (Total)               433                304               544        593      1,874       1,794
                      No.borrowed from Shorelink    327                207               408        466      1,408       1,203
                      % borrowed from Shorelink    75.5%              68.1%             75.0%      78.6%     75.1%       67.1%




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                                                       1st             2nd              3rd       4th        Year        Year
                                                     Quarter          Quarter          Quarter   Quarter   2005/2006   2004/2005

Courier Service       Stanton items returned via      3,671            3,399            4,211     5,553     16,834      16,180
                      Shorelink
                      Shorelink items returned via    4,024            4,176            3,802     4,151     16,153      12,965
                      Stanton




READER SERVICES

Reference             Research requests                 3                5               2          4          14         20
                      % satisfied in 7 days          100.0%           100.0%           50.0%     100.0%      93%        95.0%
                      Information requests           12,881            8,613           9,519     12,199     43,212      38,953
                      Directional                     2,146            1,637           2,306      2,443      8,532       8,336

Reader education      Classes                           5                9                11       16         41          42
                      Attendance                       155              211              166       69        601         354

Writers at Stanton    Sessions                          17               9                6         14         46        31
                      Attendance                      1,766            1,203             685      1,107      4,761      3,000

Other events          Sessions                          0                15               1                   16          0
                      Attendance                        -               165              100                 265         NA

Library open (number of days)                          92               87               87        88        354         354

Displays                                                7               14               10         9         40          41

Items added to ARCH                                    326              300              331       330       1,287      1,349




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                                              1st             2nd              3rd       4th        Year        Year
                                            Quarter          Quarter          Quarter   Quarter   2005/2006   2004/2005
CHILDRENS SERVICES

Storytelling       Sessions                    47               30               42        43        162        314
                   Attendance                1,277             786             1,067     1,059      4,189      7,434

Other activities   Sessions                   14                6               9         4          33         28
                   Attendance                629               160             155       118        1,062      1,487



HISTORICAL SERVICES

Reference          Research requests          39               51               34        44        168         153
                   % satisfied in 14 days    92%              98%              91%       98%        96%        94.0%
                   Information requests      121               79              171        96        467         285


New exhibitions                                1                1                0         1         3           2

Reader education   Classes                     -                -                2         8         10          6
                   Attendance                  -                -               35        212       247         132

Walking tours      Number                      6                -                -        3          9           11
                   Attendence                 120               -                -        55        175         214

Other events       Number                      3                1                          1         5          NA
                   Attendance                 154              100                        100       354         NA




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                                              1st             2nd              3rd       4th        Year        Year
                                            Quarter          Quarter          Quarter   Quarter   2005/2006   2004/2005
HOME LIBRARY SERVICE

Loans                                        2,473            3,051            2,082     3,377     10,983      11,910

Members               Individual              166              148              162       190       190         164
                      Nursing homes            4                4                4         4         4           4
                      Retirement villages      4                4                4         4         4           4

DOORCOUNT

Stanton Library                             94,227            87,397           88,662    90,790    361,076    357,706
Local history (24 hours per week)             92               188              225       193        698        261
Don Bank Museum                              155               162              123       241        681        738
Sextons Cottage                               45                15               20        43        123        102



MEMBERSHIP

Over 18               New members            1,111             909              1,306     1,066     4,392      4,245
                      Total over 18         38,650            39,090           40,352    41,182    41,182      37,695

Under 18              New members             133               86              159       133        511        502
                      Total under 18         3,581            3,609            3,773     3,870      3,870      3,484

Residents             New members            666               503              750       579       2,498      2,339
                      Total residents       21,081            21,260           22,045    22,508    22,508      20,562

Non residents         New members            578               499              715       620       2,412       2,548
                      Total non residents   21,150            21,439           22,080    22,544    22,544      20,617

Total new members                             1,244           1,002            1,465     1,199      4,903          4,747
TOTAL MEMBERSHIP                             42,231          42,699           44,125    45,052     45,052         41,179
                                              1st              2nd               3rd       4th      Year        Year


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                                                    Quarter           Quarter            Quarter        Quarter     2005/2006   2004/2005
RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Expenditure           Spend to date                 $96,357           $201,733           $304,197       $396,931    $396,931    $361,106
                      % of budget                    27.6%             51.9%              76.9%          100%        100%        98.2%


INCOME

ARCH                                                $5,023                                              $13,453      $18,476     $ 4,519
Book fair                                           $1,909             $2,302              $1,354        $1,885       $7,450      $ 6,167
Fees and charges (overdues, lost & damaged books)   $29,337           $28,395             $29,598       $32,501     $119,832     $ 97,481
Services (photocopying, printing)                   $4,260            $4,160              $6,314         $5,559      $20,293     $ 14,342
Per capital library subsidy                                                              $112,459                   $112,459    $ 111,076
                         Total income               $40,529           $34,857            $149,725   $      53,398   $278,509    $ 233,585



LIBRARY RESOURCES

Adult fiction         Added                              828             645                762         785           3,020             4,050
                      Total stock                     25,076          25,373             26,045      26,780          26,780            25,041

Adult Non-fiction     Added                            1,977             943              1,541       1,168           5,629             6,080
                      Total stock                    102,984         103,563            104,334     105,019         105,019           103,688

Large Print           Added                              165              43                154             56          418            342
                      Total stock                      4,981           4,956              5,107          5,161        5,161          4,966

Loan magazines        Added                              514             491                668            495        2,168             2,208
                      Total stock                      4,345           4,666              4,856          5,142        5,142          4,253

Language              Added                               11             23                 34             28            96             23
                      Total stock                       390             416                459            489           489            384
                                                      1st              2nd                3rd            4th          Year        Year
LIBRARY RESOURCES (continued)                       Quarter           Quarter            Quarter        Quarter     2005/2006   2004/2005



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Literacy             Added            80              33               63          5      181     92
                     Total stock     925             954            1,017      1,025    1,025    853

Audiobooks           Added            106              35              76         41      106     248
                     Total stock    2,480           2,520           2,578      2,563    2,563   2,590

Music                Added            588             252             407        233    1,480     565
                     Total stock    8,756           9,001           9,344      9,432    9,432   8,368

DVD & video          Added            289             162             325        101      877     938
                     Total stock    4,264           4,465           4,771      4,876    4,876   4,191

CD-ROM               Added            47              21              22         14      104      54
                     Total stock     395             478             506        518      518     356

Young adult books    Added            303             142             164        161      770        623
                     Total stock    4,062           4,098           4,262      4,459    4,459      3,915

Junior easies        Added            399             361             177         42      979        816
                     Total stock    5,849           6,245           6,441      6,540    6,540      5,716

Junior fiction       Added            289             268             242         43      842        644
                     Total stock    8,310           8,511           8,717      8,823    8,823      8,292

Junior non-fiction   Added            260             138             247         21      666       661
                     Total stock   12,178          11,768          12,604     12,737   12,737    12,473

Junior DVD & video   Added            152              57              62         17      288        168
                     Total stock    1,485           1,531           1,587      1,604    1,604      1,360

Other Junior AV      Added            101              30             112         64      307         94
                     Total stock    1,134           1,156           1,266      1,332    1,332      1,094




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                                     1st              2nd               3rd        4th        Year        Year
LIBRARY RESOURCES (continued)      Quarter           Quarter           Quarter    Quarter   2005/2006   2004/2005

Total FICTION        Added            1,984           1,459             1,499      1,087      6,029          6,475
                     Deleted          1,636             554               110           -     2,300          9,332
                     Total stock     48,278          49,183            50,572     51,763     51,763         47,930

Total NON-FICTION Added               2,751           1,572             2,456      1,684      8,463          8,949
                  Deleted             3,658           1,082               659        580      5,979         10,449
                  Total stock       119,507         119,997           121,794    122,898    122,898        120,414

Total Audio-visual   Added            1,374             613             1,101        503      3,591          2,182
                     Deleted            741                -               94        192      1,027          2,089
                     Total stock     19,829          20,521            21,528     21,839     21,839         19,196

TOTAL STOCK          Added            6,109           3,644             5,056      3,274     18,083         17,606
                     Deleted          6,035           1,557               863        668      9,123         21,870
                     Held           187,614         189,701           193,894    196,500    196,500        187,540




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                                           1st                 2nd                3rd                 4th        Year         Year
                                         Quarter              Quarter            Quarter             Quarter   2005/2006    2004/2005
 LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS
(In library catalogue)
Books                  Added                 7                  18                 56                  13         94          254
                       Total stock         3,742               3,760              3,816               3,829      3,829       3,735

Microfiche / film   Added                    -                   -                  4                   8         12           6
                    Total stock             121                 121                125                 133       133          121

Colour pictures /   Added                    -                                      -                   -         -            3
transparencies      Total stock             653                 653                653                 653       653          653

Oral history        Added                    -                   -                  -                   -         -            -
                    Total stock             280                 280                280                 285       280          280

Postcards           Added                    -                                      -                   -         -            -
                    Total stock             166                 166                166                 166       166          166

Photographs         Added            These are now counted in "Face of North Sydney database below
incl colour         Total stock

Maps                Added                          -                                  -                   -             -               -
                    Total stock             924                 924                924                 924        924         924

Vertical files      Files added              1                   1                 120                  13        135         13
                    Total files            1,527               1,528              1,648               1,661      1,661       1,527

Costumes            Items added              -                   -                  -                   -          -           -
                    Total stock             280                 280                280                 280        280         280

Total added                                  8                  19                 180                 34         241         276
TOTAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS                  7,693               7,712              7,892               7,931      7,712       7,686




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                                         1st             2nd                  3rd           4th           Year              Year
                                       Quarter          Quarter              Quarter       Quarter      2005/2006         2004/2005
LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

Face of North Sydney                    7,530            7,540                7,587         7,544         7,544            5,875
Other Heritage databases                7,100            7,100                6,940         9,417         9,417            6,914
Plaques                                  109              109                  109           110           109              109
Large picture file                       807              807                  807           958           958              807
Luna Park maps                           345              345                  345           345           345              345
Posters                                  277              277                  277           277           277              277
Community archives                       112              112                  112           112           112              112
Historical archives    Metres            138              138                  138           138           138              138


LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCE ADDITIONS

Vertical files                           293              406                  392           382          1,473            1,197
Newspapers (Mosman Daily index)          436              339                  347           448          1,570            1,920
Face of North Sydney                    1,655             10                   47             -           1,712             648
Other Heritage databases                 186               -                    -           1,343         1,529            6,170

Total added                             2,570             755                  786          2,173         6,284            9,935

COLLECTION VALUE

Library collections                $    7,559,186      $ 7,628,186          $ 7,762,472   $ 7,833,908   $ 7,833,908   $     7,542,189
Local History collections          $      120,661      $ 120,661            $ 120,661     $ 120,661     $ 152,949     $       120,661

Total added                        $    7,679,847     $ 7,748,847           $ 7,883,133   $ 7,954,569   $7,986,857    $     7,662,850




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