Collections Division

Annual Report July 2008-June 2009

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&Os09.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 2008-09, that group included 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. Jim Latchney left the MSU Libraries in August '08, Peng Xu left in December '08, and Mary Ann Tyrrell retired. Abraham Wheeler joined the MSU Librareis in August '08, and Joshua Barton assumed collection duties for philosophy.

Fund and liaison assignment

Materials funds and associated liaison duties were managed by the following staff during all or part of the academic year. Shown here are first, the unit organization for individuals with primary reports in the division; and second, a list of all selectors with their funds (by code).

Primary reports within the division:

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):

List of bibliographers and liaisons with fund codes:

Materials Budget

The materials budget for 2008-09 was increased by 7% over the previous year's level. In addition we were assigned $200,000 in TLE funds for one-time digital purchases.
Appropriation
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
Serials renewal (SR)
$7,080,888
$7,554,191
$8,264,344
Monographs (MO)
1,296,562
1,292,616
1,149,884
Approval plan (BL)
489,400
463,298
464,700
Special Reserves, Binding, ILL
427,216
465,350
436,615
Coordinator and AD reserves
204,040
292,537
457,208
Total
$9,498,106
$10,067,992
$10,772,751

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 during 08/09:

Other selected noteworthy selection/acquisition decisions:

Major topics of discussion during the year:

Student Labor
Appropriation
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
Budgeted
Spent
Budgeted
Spent
Budgeted
Spent
Africana
$11,000.00
$4,182.37
$7,995.00
$7,121.68
$8,000.00
$8,737.64
Bib Support
14,000.00
13,455.38
13,299.68
13,739.23
13,481.00
12,579.95
Art
2,682.00
2,251.80
5,958.00
4,412.51
4,510.00
1,161.97
Fine Arts
32,000.00
33,586.05
32,800.00
39,922.30
32,799.00
29,568.39
Map Library
16,981.00
20,187.78
26,465.21
33,877.32
26,000.00
21,272.96
Total for Collections units
$76,663.00
$73,663.38
$86,517.88
$99,073.04
$84,790.00
$73,320.91

Respectfully submitted,
Steven Sowards
Assistant Director for Collections
16 July 2009


URL=http://staff.lib.msu.edu/sowards/colldev/reports/AnnRep09.htm
Page editor: Steven Sowards
Prepared 23 April 2009; last modified 5August 2011

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