Prepared for:
Prescott Unified
School District
Presented by:
Corey Christians,
YLN Manager
A Primer on
Yavapai
Library
Network
Membership
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What is the Yavapai Library
Network (YLN)?
The Yavapai Library Network is a countywide
consortium of academic, public, school, and
special libraries. Its purpose is to provide
Yavapai County residents with quality library
services, information, and materials.
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YLN Profile
Currently home to thirteen school libraries
including Beaver Creek, Camp Verde,
Chino Valley, Humboldt, and Prescott
School District libraries as well as the Orme
School of Arizona Library. There is also one
joint-use library.
Home to five academic libraries and
twenty-one public libraries.
Hosts eight special collections.
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YLN Profile
Total Items available: 1,204,407
School library items: 209,366
Avg. items per K12 lib: 16,105
Total Items Circulated*: 1,885,645
School Items circulated*: 148,913
Items shared between YLN libraries in FY12:
Total YLN Items shared: 238,832
YLN Items borrowed by K-12 libraries: 6,124
*Does not include Renewals
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PUSD Profile
Items Borrowed
1200
1053
968
940
1000
800
600
409
333
400
260
211
200
101
0
AJS
GMMS
LES
MVS
PHS
PMH
THS
WTS
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PUSD Profile
Items borrowed
 A total of 4,725 items were borrowed from
other YLN members.
 This represents approximately $50,000
worth of items district libraries did not
have to purchase.
 There is no limit on the number of books
that can be borrowed from other
members.
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PUSD Profile
Checkouts and Renewals
30000
27653
25000
21707
18904
Items
20000
14846
15000
8990
10000
4853
5000
5501
5331
PHS
PMH
0
AJS
GMMS
LES
MVS
THS
WTS
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PUSD Profile
Circulation
 Each library has their own circulation rules.
 Over 100,000 items were checked out in
CY 2012.
 Elementary school libraries circulate more
items than the middle school and high
school libraries.
 The number of students at a school
means more circulation.
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YLN Library Services
Integrated Library System (ILS)
administration and support
 Access to the most popular enterpriseclass ILS
 Access to the VuFind catalog
 24x7 support
 3 dedicated staff members
 Regular updates/upgrades applied offhours
 Purchase of a new ILS included in
membership
 Data center designed to maximize uptime
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YLN Library Services
Radio-Frequency Identification services (RFID)
 Inventory scanner can be checked out
 Equipment installation services
 RFID tags included in membership at no cost
 RFID conversion equipment for use with
barcoded items
Access to materials
 Access to 1.2 million items
 Access to 100,000 ebooks
 Central sorting of items
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YLN Library Services
Access to subscription databases
 Mango languages
 Remote authentication with the library’s
subscription databases
Access to training opportunities
 In-service training available
 Staff training available
 Information-sharing user groups
 Mailing lists
 Online portal for information
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YLN School-Specific Services
 Built-in
Accelerated Reader search
 Student Information System automated
transfer
 Library card printing services at no cost
 Grant-partnership opportunities with
public libraries
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Membership Responsibilities
 Must
share collection of items
 Pick up/drop off items at the transit center
 Attend committee/user group meetings
 Sign a membership contract
 Pay membership dues
 Provide adequate bandwidth to access
YLN services
 Provide technology that supports YLN
services
 Provide compatible item barcodes
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Member Library Financial
Responsibilities
 All
YLN operational expenses (about
$400,000) are paid for by the Yavapai
County Free Library District
 YLN members are responsible for a capital
reserve “sinking fund”
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Obligation determined via formulary
Variables are constant while amounts
fluctuate
 Item
transportation costs
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YLN Formula
Formula Functional Areas
Transits, 25%
Core Access,
25%
Circulation
and Holds,
20%
Staff, 20%
Items and
Users, 10%
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Formulary Example – AJS*
Core Access (25%): $1093.75
Staff (20%): 1 (0.694%): $242.75
Circulation (28,308) and Holds (1411): 29,719 (1.152%):
$403.07
Transits: 1406 (0.594%): $259.97
Items (13,000)and Users (968): 13,968 (1.069%): $187.04
Total: 1.249% of $175,000 = $2168.48
* Billing for FY12
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Formulary Example – PMH*
Core Access (25%): $1093.75
Staff (20%): 1 (0.694%): $242.75
Circulation (6,539) and Holds (384): 6,923 (0.268%): $93.89
Transits: 309 (0.131%): $57.11
Items (10,270)and Users (785): 11,055 (0.846%): $148.03
Total: 0.935% of $175,000 = $1635.53
* Billing for FY12
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Costs Versus Benefits
 Every
dollar spent equals ten dollars worth of
services
 This equates to $15,000 expended for $150,000
worth of services
 100% of funds expended will eventually go back
to the libraries
 The opportunity to get other donations from other
YLN members
 Existing resources are leveraged to access greater
resources
 New services added at no cost
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Services Coming Soon

Zinio Digital Magazines
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Universal Class
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Hundreds of magazines
Provided County-wide to all libraries
Over 500 online classes available
Approved by the International Association for Continuing
Education and Training
Earn Continuing Education credits
Courses are self-paced
Example courses include ESL Grammar and Writing, Autism
101, Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies for Teachers, and
How to Be a Substitute Teacher
The ability to send notices via text message
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Contact Information
Corey Christians
Library Network Manager
Yavapai Library Network
1120 Commerce Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86305
O: (928) 442-5723
C: (928) 830-5996
[email protected]
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