Adams Mark Hotel
Dallas, Texas, USA
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San Jose Joint Library: Fertile
Ground for Lifelong Learning
by
Yuhfen Diana Wu
And
Peggy Cabrera
San Jose State University
San Jose, California 95192-0028
Outlines of This Presentation
Background information of the 2 libraries:
San Jose State University Library and San
Jose Public Library
Brief history of the process
Programs and services that nurture lifelong
learning
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The California State University System
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San Jose City Library System
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SJSU & SJPL Library
SJSU
30,000 students, faculty and staff
3,500 daily visits
SJPL
925,000 residents
1,800 daily to the main library
14 branches
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Background
Why a joint library?
Lack of shelving spaces; materials were
housed in 5 different locations
Old infrastructure
Lack of funding
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Seven Major Committees
Policies and Procedures
User Services
On-line System and Technology
Organization Design and Development
Collection Management
Facilities
PR/External Affairs
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The Joint Library
Location
Located at the Northwest corner of the university
Two entrances
Budget
177 millions
Size
475,000 square feet
11 acres of floor space
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Community Connection
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One-Stop Services
Merged reference desk
Merged technical services
Merged On-line catalog
200 databases
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Collections
24,000+ eJournals
1200 journals in 58 languages
Beethoven Research Center
Steinbeck Resource Center
California Room
Special Collections
Cultural Heritage Collections: Africana,
Asian, and Chicano
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Joint Statement
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Paths to Lifelong Learning
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SJLibarary Online Catalog in English, Chinese,
Spanish, and Vietnamese
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Interactive Tutorials – visitor login as
guest
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Joint Programming and
Programs
SJSU & SJPL librarians collaboration:
business, education
Community-based programs: WW I film
festival, author series, Commonwealth Club
Literacy conference reach out to librarians
from counties in the Bay Area
Outreach/Recruitment to staff and students
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34 Art Pieces
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Challenges
Technology
Access privileges, such as databases, WiFi
Quality control and assessment
Policies – personnel, etc.
Budget and staffing
Culture in the workplace
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Current Management
King management team
WAG
MOG
Joint reference
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Pre & Post Merger Circulation Data
1,000,000
900,000
800,000
700,000
600,000
500,000
400,000
300,000
200,000
100,000
0
General Collection
Total in-house use reshelving
Mutual use transaction
Reserve collection - recorded
circulation
19
99
/0
0
20
00
/0
1
20
01
/0
2
20
02
/0
3
20
03
/0
4
20
04
/0
5
20
05
/0
6
Total
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User Education
Lifelong learning
Library/librarian
Critical thinking
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Literacy
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Cell phone
Information &
knowledge created &
recorded by human
being
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iPod
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Q&A
謝謝, Gracias!!
Contact information:
Yuhfen Diana Wu, [email protected]
Peggy Cabrera, [email protected]
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