Re: [jointuselib-l] How does the joint use public/academic library work?
- Thank you for your reply. It seems that your library is more-or-less
a public library that happens to be located on a school campus. Does
that sound about right?
On 5/2/05, TERRI PILATE <trpilate@...> wrote:
> Hi Don,
> Our library is in one of the high school buildings: the library/preforming
> arts building. The school obviously owns the facility. The school
> pays a my salary and a portion of my staff's salary, but I am actually an
> employee of the county library system. The high school has a student-only
> computer lab on one side of our large one room library and meeting rooms
> that they book and use through the admin. office. So we have student/class
> traffic because of those facilities...most of the time I have not been
> informed of the schedule for these areas.
> So I am a public librarian working and running a school library that is
> a public library. The school reallly has not used me as a resource and
> is a severe lack of communication between the school and myself. But I am
> new and expect to bridge that gap for the fall. I am just kind of
> floundering with how to do that. But I'm sure I will find my way...by
> enlisting teacher and counselor help. I do not have a teaching credential
> and find schools are foreign to me, with their own work culture that is
> I do not know of any joint-use facilites in the areas you mention. I am in
> Southern California. This is a small agricultural community that is
> by leaps and bounds...the new bedroom community for L.A. and Orange County
> communters. I know that this joint-use library has created a better
> for the school as well as this small city.
> Hope this is a help.
> Terri Pilate
> San Jacinto Library
> Branch Manager
> 500 Idyllwild Drive
> San Jacinto, CA 92583
> (951) 654-8635
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- Yup, That's right...a public library that happens to be located on a high
school campus. But its a bit more complicated. There is a lot of high
school traffic through the library so students are using the facility but
they just aren't using me as a resouce. And the high teen traffic kind of
scares away the older patrons which is a large majority of this communities
demographic. San Jacinto/Hemet area, besides being a agricultural area is
also a popular retirement area.
I would like to offer research and library skills classes for next year.
Most of the kids who come in here as well as the community college kids who
come in here do not even know how to use the online library catalog. This
is what I mean when I say they are not and probably do not know how to use
me as a resource. So that is one goal for next year.
>From: Don McMorris <don.mcmorris@...>
>Subject: Re: [jointuselib-l] How does the joint use public/academic library
>Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 09:19:03 -0400
- My (as yet not-quite-existent) library is set up in a very similar
fashion to Terri's, though I am the public librarian here; there is
also a school librarian. I am very much not employed by the school, the
school librarian is very much not employed by the public library.
I suppose you could describe it as a public library that happens to be
on a school campus (K-8, in my case), to the extent that the general
public can tell. For the staff, though, it's a great deal more
complicated than that, not to mention more confusing.
Planning can be a mess. In my library, for example, the school owns
about 1/3 of the computers in the library and the public library owns
the rest. The school is obliged by law to filter the internet access on
their computers; my board has not voted to approve the use of internet
filters, and I am not allowed to implement the use of filters without
their approval. So now what? For the time being, the students will only
be allowed to use the computers owned by the school during school
hours, but who monitors that?
These sorts of questions never come up in other library environments
(not to my knowledge anyway; this is my third professional job), which
is why I started this forum.
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