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					Mortenson Center Associates


      Library Cooperation &
           LTLS Orientation

          Lincoln Trail Libraries System
              Jan Ison and Joe Sciacca
                   September 25, 2007
Library Cooperation Overview
    How Illinois libraries cooperate for improved
    service
    Overview of the Illinois library network
    Benefits of cooperation for library users
    Responsibilities of being a part of the
    network
ILLINOIS LIBRARY SYSTEMS
Multitype Library Cooperation
In Illinois
   Illinois State Library
   9 Regional Multitype Library Systems
       Authorized in State Law
   Membership-based
       Member libraries are autonomous
   Locally Governed
       Elected Board of Directors
   Funded by Illinois General Assembly
       Part of Secretary of State budget
       Funding Formula - Area & Per Capita
   Shared website
       http://www.illinoislibrarysystems.info
Library System Membership
   Voluntary
   Geographically based
   Open to libraries of any type
   No fee for membership
       Some cooperative services are cost-sharing
   Membership criteria
   Annual membership eligibility review
   Membership Policy
Library Diversity in Illinois
   2,236 Full and Developmental Library Agencies
       are members of the statewide library network


   ILLINET includes 5,064 Buildings & Branches
       191 Academic   --->           257 Academic Lib Buildings
       645 Public     --->           791 Public Lib Buildings
       973 School     --->           3480 School Lib Buildings
       527 Special    --->           536 Special Lib Buildings
Library Diversity in Illinois
   Smallest Public Library in Illinois
       Population served: 408



   Largest Public Library
       Population served: 2,896,016
ILLINET Membership
  llinois Library Systems Members By Types
                   of Libraries


        Special                Academic
         23%                      8%
                                             Public
                                             28%




             School                                   Illinois Library Systems Member Buildings
              41%
                                                                   By Types of Libraries

         Academic     Public   School   Special
                                                                 Special            Academic
                                                                                       5%      Public
                                                                  11%
                                                                                                16%




                                                                 School
                                                                  68%


                                                             Academic      Public     School   Special
Library Governance Models
Libraries in Illinois
   More than 60 million library resources
   More than 35,000 library personnel
   More than 10,000 local governance volunteers
   Diversity of needs
       childrens’story time <---> university research support
       learning to read as a child and as an adult new reader
       materials in English and more than 30 languages
   Varied Governance Models
       Elected Officials to
       Corporate Governance
Library System Cooperation:
A Good Investment
   Systems leverage a small State investment for
    statewide value for all residents

       Illinois libraries are a $20 Billion Industry
       1% investment in Library Cooperation by the State
       9 Library Systems -- Geographically Based
       Locally Governed
       Multi-Service Program
Library Cooperation In Illinois
   Illinois State Library -- ILLINET
   Regional Library Systems - 9 multitype
    systems
   CARLI (Consortium of Academic and
    Research Libraries in Illinois)
   NILRC (Consortium of Community College
    Libraries)
   OCLC
Why Library Cooperation?
“The first and most important thing that libraries
  should keep in mind when dealing with
  networks is that it is not necessary for
  products, outcomes, and uses of networks to
  be the results of an equal system, but rather
  that the network be valuable to each of the
  participants. Equity is not the goal -- results
  are.”
--Hugh C. Atkinson, University Librarian, University of Illinois
Why Library Cooperation?
 No library can meet ALL the
  information needs of ALL their users
 Libraries need each other
 Every library has unique resources
 Supports democratic principles
 Economic benefits
 Efficiency of operation
 Sharing and Networking
 Local libraries role
Types of Cooperative Projects
 Shared Automation
 Centralized Cataloging
 Interlibrary Loan
 Reciprocal Borrowing
 Delivery of Materials
 Cooperative Purchasing
 Library Advocacy
 Continuing Education & Training
LINCOLN TRAIL LIBRARIES SYSTEM
Lincoln Trail Libraries System
Profile
   Champaign County      5,868 square miles
   Clark County          70 Communities
   Coles County          Over 430,000 residents
   Douglas County
   Edgar County
   Ford County
   Iroquois County
   Moultrie
   Piatt County
   Vermilion County
Who are the LTLS members?
   122 Full and Developmental Members
    representing 281 Buildings
       7 Academic   --->    64 Buildings
       53 Public    --->    54 Buildings
       45 School    --->    146 Buildings
       17 Special   --->    17 Buildings


   5 Affiliate Agency Partners
LTLS Membership

  LTLS Member Libraries By Types of
             Libraries                                 LTLS Member Buildings By Types of
                                                                  Libraries

           Special            Academic
            14%                  6%                               Special               Academic
                                                                   6%                     22%


                                              Public
  School                                      42%
                                                       School                               Public
   38%
                                                        53%                                  19%




      Academic       Public    School    Special
                                                           Academic   Public   School   Special
How is LTLS Governed?
   Board of Directors
       13 Members Elected by the Membership
           7 Public Library Trustee Representatives
           1 Academic Library Representative
           1 Public Library Representative
           2 School Library Representatives
           2 Special Library Representatives
       Meet 9 Times Annually -- 3rd Monday @ 7 PM
       Meetings open to the public
LTLS Funding
    State of Illinois
        General Revenue Funds
            Formula for Distribution -- Area & Per Capita
        Live and Learn Funds
            Formula for Distribution -- Area & Per Capita
    Shared Service Costs
        LINC (Libraries IN Cooperation)
        Cataloging Center
        Cooperative Purchase
    Federal Grants
        Library Services and Technology (LSTA)
        IMLS Grants
    Gifts
Mission
   Lincoln Trail Libraries System
        connects the people
       of East Central Illinois
           to information
       through cooperation.
Vision
    Lincoln Trail Libraries System
           envisions a future
         where collaboration
 between libraries and organizations
        results in easy access
            to information
          anytime anywhere.
Core Values
Democracy
Collaboration
Confidentiality / Privacy
Intellectual Freedom
Diversity of Community
Guiding Principles
        Guiding Principles guide our staff’s
              interactions with others

Good  of the whole
Technology / Innovation
Partnerships
Respect
Customer Service
LTLS Service Highlights
   Focus on Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

       Received 2 LSTA Grants for FY2007

       Diversity in Libraries
         http://www.librarydiversity.info


       PolyTalk - Illinois Library Interpreter’s Network
         http://www.polytalk.info
LTLS Service Highlights
   CONSULTING & CONTINUING EDUCATION
     2,841 Consulting and Operational Contacts with
      with members
       CLaSS Subscription Service
       57 CE Events -- 986 participants
       61 Training Sessions -- 415 participants
       Over 4,000 Contact Hours of Education and
        Training
LTLS Service Highlights
   OPERATIONAL COOPERATIVE SERVICES

       Delivery -- 649,034 Items Transported
           Cost to mail each item @ 37 cents -- cost over $240,000

       Direct Interlibrary Loan via LINC 325,767
           Saves over $4,800,000 if cost of purchasing is $15 each

       Public Library Reciprocal Borrowing/Lending Transactions -
        576,274
           Cost of purchasing over $8,600,000

       FirstSearch Searches -- 721,373
           Local purchase @ 75 cents each $541,000
LTLS Service Highlights

   TECHNOLOGY
     LINC
           95 Member Library Buildings Participating
           89 Online
           832,000 Bibliographic Records
           2.2 Million Holdings
           239,000 Patrons
           4,097,658 Circulation
       Bibliographic Access
           Cataloging Center
               21,994 New Materials Cataloged
               6,418 Retrospective Conversion Materials
LTLS Service Highlights
   COMMUNICATIONS and MARKETING
     Website Redesign in 2006
     Newsletters & Blogs
           Quick Connections - Published electronically every Friday
           Trustee Connections - electronic newsletter for Trustees
           7 Blogs published regularly
               Quick Connections, About LTLS Members, LINC Update, Library Jobs,
                LTLS Services, Working Together, Youth Source
       Chapter-a-Day - books by email
       PDA Connect

       Library Advocacy
           Illinois Library Day
Contact Information
   Email (....@lincolntrail.info)
       Jan Ison, Executive Director     (jison)
       Pat Boze, Consultant             (pboze)
       Donna Schaal, Consultant         (dschaa)
       Joe Sciacca, Consultant          (jsciac )

   Voice:    217-352-0047
   Fax:      217-352-7153
   Web Site: http://www.lincolntrail.info

				
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