Collections Division

Annual Report July 2007-June 2008

Introduction

The mission of the Collections Division of the MSU Libraries is to select and maintain a collection of information resources in diverse formats that will support identified research and teaching 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 annual Goals & Objectives see http://staff.lib.msu.edu/sowards/colldev/Gs&Os/Gs&Os08.htm.

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

Staff

Many (but not all) library staff with a role in Collections had primary assignments and supervision within the Division. During all or part of 2007-08, that group included Marilia Antunez, Mary Black Junttonen, Sheila Bryant, John Coffey, Anita Ezzo, Jon Harrison, Talbott Huey, Susan Kendall, Sharon Ladenson, Joe Lauer, Laura Leavitt, Peter Limb, Terri Miller, Diana Rivera, Michael Rodriguez, Yolanda Rosales, Steven Sowards, Michelle Sancho, Suzi Teghtmeyer, Mary Ann Tyrrell, Mike Unsworth, Diane Warner, Kathleen Weessies, Agnes Widder, Terrie Wilson, and Mary Jo Zeter.

Library staff from other divisions with a role in collection development included Nancy Lucas, Peng Xu, Kara Rawlins, Tom Volkening, Holly Flynn and Judy Matthews.

Several staff assignments in Collections changed during the year. Marilia Antunez (October 2007), Angela Kille (November 2007), and Angela Maycock (May 2008) left the MSU Libraries for other positions. Suzi Teghtmeyer joined us in August 2007.

Fund and liaison assignment

Materials funds and associated liaison duties were managed by the following staff during all or part of the academic year. Some names may appear in more than one place. This list includes both primary and secondary reporting relationships.

Area Studies/International Studies (Terri Miller, coordinator):

Health Sciences (Susan Kendall, coordinator):

Humanities (Michael Rodriguez, coordinator):

Sciences (Anita Ezzo, coordinator):

Social Sciences (Jon Harrison, coordinator):

Special Collections (Peter Berg, head):

Reference (Arlene Weismantel, head):

Materials Budget

The materials budget for 2007-08 was increased by 6% over the previous year's level. In addition we were assigned $200,000 in TLE funds for one-time digital purchases.
Appropriation
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
Serials renewal (SR)
$6,663,279
$7,080,888
$7,554,191
Monographs (MO)
1,272,601
1,296,562
1,292,616
Approval plan (BL)
522,300
489,400
463,298
Special Reserves, Binding, ILL
432,215
427,216
465,350
Coordinator and AD reserves
67,711
204,040
292,537
Total
$8,958,106
$9,498,106
$10,067,992

The large figure for reserves reflects the need to manage some "one-time" money to be sure it did not end up applied to standing orders, and contingencies for rising costs for copyright permissions and Open Access initiatives.

Major purchases, decisions and issues

Purchases using TLE money:

Other selected noteworthy selection decisions:

Major topics of discussion during the year:

Student Labor
Appropriation
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
Budgeted
Spent
Budgeted
Spent
Budgeted
Spent
Africana
$11,924.00
$10,721.49
$11,000.00
$4,182.37
$7,995.00
$7,121.68
Bib Support
12,102.00
13,636.54
14,000.00
13,455.38
13,299.68
13,739.23
Art
2,682.00
2,251.80
5,958.00
4,412.51
Fine Arts
32,001.00
31,120.85
32,000.00
33,586.05
32,800.00
39,922.30
Map Library
16,686.00
17,902.37
16,981.00
20,187.78
26,465.21
33,877.32
Total for Collections units
$72,083.00
$73,381.25
$76,663.00
$73,663.38
$86,517.88
$99,073.04

The increase in student labor costs largely reflects more realistic staffing support for the Fine Arts and Map Libraries.

Respectfully submitted,
Steven Sowards
Assistant Director for Collections
23 April 2009


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Page editor: Steven Sowards
Prepared 2 September 2008; last modified 5 August 2011

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