Collections Division

Annual Report July 2004-June 2005

Introduction

The mission of the Collections Division of the MSU Libraries is to provide a collection of information resources which will support the identifiable research needs of the university community as well as those of scholars worldwide. Library staff in the division pursue this goal through collection development, liaison with faculty, interaction with library users, and a variety of tasks in support of this work.

For detailed Goals & Objectives see http://staff.lib.msu.edu/sowards/colldev/Gs&Os/Gs&Os05.html.

This is a summary. More detailed records often are available somewhere else: fund accounting reports, the record of TLE purchases, meeting minutes, online ARL statistics, etc.

Staff

Many library staff play a role in collection development. Within that larger group, those with primary personnel reporting through the Collections Division during some or all of 2004-05 included Carole Armstrong, Jane Arnold, Diane Baclawski, Mary Black Juntonnen, Jon Harrison, Talbott Huey, Sharon Ladenson, Joe Lauer, Peter Limb, Terri Miller, Diana Rivera, Michael Rodriguez, Yolanda Rosales, Steven Sowards, Anne Swan, Mary Ann Tyrrell, Mike Unsworth, Diane Warner, Kathleen Weessies, Agnes Widder, Terrie Wilson, Nancy Barkey Young, Mary Jo Zeter.

For the names of librarians from other divisions assigned to selection, see the following section.

Several staff involved in collections work changed positions during the year. In August 2004, Jim Oliver (Chemistry) left to take a job at CADL. Peng Xu and Emily Barton joined the library in January 2005. Carole Armstrong retired as AD for Collections in February 2005 and was succeeded by Steven Sowards, and in turn Arlene Weismantel gave up her Nursing liaison role to become head of reference. As the '04-05 year ended, Susan Kendall succeeded Amy Blair as coordinator for the Health Sciences, Terri Miller succeeded Joe Lauer as coordinator for Area Studies, and Terry Link assumed full-time campus sustainability duties outside the library.

Fund and liaison assignment

Materials funds were managed by the following staff during the bulk of the academic year (and had liaison duties with associated departments). Reassignments planned late in the year became practically effective with the new funds for '05-06. Names or fund codes marked with an asterisk appear in more than one place.

Health Sciences:

Humanities:

International Studies (Area Studies):

Sciences:

Social Sciences:

Special Collections:

Reference:

Materials Budget

The materials budget for 2004-05 was increased by 4% over the previous year. In addition we were assigned $250,000 in one-time TLE funding.
Appropriation
2004-05
Serials renewal (SR)
$6,150,312
Monographs (MO)
1,335,654
Approval plan (BL)
531,300
Special Reserves, Binding, ILL
457,985
Coordinator and AD funds
57,855
Total
$8,533,106

Major purchases, decisions and issues

These major multi-year purchases continued during '04-05:

Expenditures of TLE money (for $10K or more):

Other noteworthy selection decisions:

Recurring topics of discussion during the year:

Student Labor


Appropriation
2003-04
2004-05
Budgeted
Spent
Budgeted
Spent
Africana
$10,500.00
$8,669.42
$9,000.00
$10,253.53
Bib Support
17,900.00
11,438.29
15,500.00
12,525.03
Fine Arts
34,000.00
30,961.25
32,000.00
32,063.74
Map Library
18,000.00
17,597.03
18,500.00
17,760.32
Total for Collections units
$80,400.00
$68,665.99
$75,000.00
$72,602.62

Respectfully submitted,
Steven Sowards
Assistant Director for Collections
28 September 2005


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