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Annual Report - 1990 . .~ Salina . '~~r :'If . LIbrary WORKING TOGETH.ER 1990 41 ANNUAL REPORT WORKING TOGETHER 1990 Annual Library Report The year 1990 continued to be propelled by the momentum that grew from the changes that began in 1989 with staff reorganization and a Board of Trustees that was ready and eager to see the library grow and develop. And, it was through the efforts of the Board, staff, Friends of the Library and the public "working together" that the Salina Public Library continued to grow. Early in the year we were pulled together by the tragic death of Mary Crowther, our Kansas Librarian, who served the library for over 30 years, building an outstanding Kansas History collection. And, then Bob Ryberg announced his retirement after 36 years of employment. Mary and Bob were both well known in the community,were identified with the library and we knew that we would miss them, their knowledge and experience. Another signif{cant event was the Friends of the Library's ls~ booksale. It was a smashing succe~s as hundreds and hundreds of readers poured into the basement of the library and cleared out ove~ 10,000 books. The Friends realized a profit of over $5,000 and tne Friends Board voted to purchase a personal computer for use by the public in the library. The success of the booksale was the result of hours and hours of hard work by many volunteers who were led by Helen Heath who was awarded a finalist award by the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award for her volunteer contribution to the library and the community. Another 1st for the library and another example of the hard work that it takes to make progress was the "weeding" project in the adult non-fiction book collection. Collection Development Librarian Nancy Reese organized this massive effort which resulted in the removal of over 15,000 books from the shelves. Again, a combination of librarians, support staff and volunteers performed this unglamourous, but essential library task. This project, coupled with weeding in the Children's Dept. and cards pulled from the shelf list and card catalog paves the way for the retrospective conversion of the library's records into machine readable form. The Board voted in December to begin this project, which is a 1st and important step in the automation of the library. Automation then, becomes the primary goal of the library and the planning for this exciting and necessary change began in earnest in 1990. While at times it seemed like there was always a piece of equipment that needed to be repaired and that the budget, re- stricted by a tax lid, would not stretch far enough, there was still room for growth, development and outreach to the community. The library added a 2nd bookdrop at Ashton's West, as the 1st bookdrop location in South Salina proved to be very popular with over 1,000 deposits of books and. library materials per month. Also, durinG 1990 a new sian was designed, manufactured and placed on the nõrth f~ont lawn to give increased visibility to the library. The appearance of the library was also improved with the install- ation of new landscaping on the north side of the library. More chairs were reupholstered and a sign committee worked through the latter part of the year to determine the library's need for in- formational and directional signs. The Children's Dept. continued ~O be a big part of the lives of the children of Salina and put smiles on their faces at Story time and many other special programs. Their Summer Reading Program, "Affection Connection" reached out to nursing home residents with children, stories ans animals. The Teacher Book Order Service became a popular convenience for many 3rea teachers and surely put more books into the hands of children, as circulation continued to rise. Overall, circulation of materials saw another increase, with audios, videos and the Popular Reading Library having an impact, as did programming, promotion and a responsive and friendly staff. There seemed to be a marked increase in the number of positive com- ments from the public concerning the library's services, col- lections and staff, especially the staff. With a staff that responds to the customers, with a supportivE and knowledgeable Board of Trustees, an increase in the number of volunteer hours and an active and interested Friends of the library group that continues to grow in their numbers and involvement, the Salina Public Library keeps growing through this process of "working together." And, it is in that spirit that we look forward in great anticipation to the future of services at the Salina Public Library. Joe McKenzie librarian Æ~ ~~ 1990 in REVIEW: STATISTICS AND PROGRAMS CIRCULATION STATISTICS: BOOKS BORROWED: Adult Dept.: Children's Dept.: Audio-Visuals Borrowed Adult Dept: Children's Dept.: Interlibrary Loans: Homebound Books: Periodicals: fhcrofilms: Total Circulation: PROGRAMS 140,054 187,963 60,610 24,516 2,228 c. 1,335 10,272 491 426,504 Story time for Preschoolers Reading Clubs Letters to Santa, with RSVP Visit from Santa Steve Johnson, Storyteller Cliff the Police Dog Drawing with Krsti Beth Byrd, Mime A Night of a Thousand Stars Willa Cather, a KCH grant Sunny the Clown David Lightner, clown LIBRARY STATISTICS New Cards Issued: Library Cards Renewed: Summer Reading Program: Story time Enrollment: Children's Tours: Dial-a-Story Calls: Dr. L:chtenhan, snakes Animê~ Obedience Training Dr. C~son, talking bird Share a Book Annua Spring Poetry Series Great Decisions '90 A Dance of Anger: Book Study Shakesoeare Birthjay Bash Tri-Rivers Fair Booth Stories at Ashton's 5,376 2,734 7,500 275 per week 1,337 78 57,914 children tours FINANCIAL STATISTICS 1990 SALINA PUBLIC LIBRARY GENERAL FUND BUDGET EXPENDITURES ACCOUNT SPENT 1990 %SPENT 1990 BUDGET SALARIES/REGULAR 210,903.17 103.5 203,822.00 SALARIES/ASSISTANT 192,002.64 94.1 204,034.00 LIBRARY MATERIALS 136,665.39 93.8 145 '14 . 00 LIBRARY MATERIALS N/P 10,208.25 68.1 IS, 0.00 SUPPLIES 10,380.15 182.1 5,700.00 BINDINGS 3,410.15 83.2 4,100.00 WATER 2,918.87 83.4 3,500.00 LIGHT & HEAT 42,537.33 88.6 48,000.00 TELEPHONE 4,177.55 104.4 4,000.00 REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE 25,314.04 90.4 28,000.00 FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT 15,260.15 76.3 20,000.00 STAFF DEVELOPMENT & TRAVEL 5,871.57 65.2 9,000.00 ACCOUNTING 9,416.21 110.8 8,500.00 INSURANCE 8,688.00 144.8 6,000.00 PROGRAMS 3,221.80 43.0 7,500.00 AUTOMATION .00 .0 24,000.00 PUBLIC INFO/PROMOTIONAL 1,395.11 27.9 5,000.00 CONTINGENCY 1,046.18 11. 6 9,000.00 CAPITAL ACCOUNT 57,045.00 68.7 83,000.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 740,461.56 88.8 833,840.00 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND 1990 SOCIAL SECURITY 30,253.38 95.7 KPERS EXPENSE 7,726.32 72.2 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 3,967.06 88.2 HEALTH INSURANCE 22,126.67 79.0 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 64,073.43 85.6 31,630.00 10,700.00 4,496.00 28,000.00 7.4,826.00 ACCOUNT NAKE OTHER ACCOUNTS AMOUNT RECEIVED AMOUNT SPENT BALANCE 12/31/91 STATE AID GRANT CKLS GRANT ILDP GRANT* 20,999.22 10,585.00 39,296.81 20,999.22 10,585.00 20,829.47 .00 .00 18,467.34 *ACTUAL ILDP GRANT 1990 WAS $26,405.00. MUST BE ENCUMBERED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 1991. LIBRARY STAFF DIRECTOR: Joe McKenzie ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Cindy Smull COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT: Head of Department - Nancv Reese, Technical Services - Kayleen ~arlin COMMUNITY S~RVICES LIBRARIAN: Berniece hearns ADULT CIRCULATION: Head of Department- Connie Manwaring Clerks- Lydia Robinson, Glenda Strahan, Martha Rider, Robin Attanasio, Marlene Mallon, Ann Jilka, DeeAnne Henning, Shannon Rouse CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT: Head of Department-Irene Aga Secretary-Janie Lamer Clerks- Kristi Hansen, Doris Denison, Andrea Rhodes, Charlene Allen, Shirley Sundgren, Susan Riordan, Rosetta Young, Anna Groene, Megan Pogue REFERENCE DEPARTMENT: Head of Department-Carla Welsh Reference Desk- Diane Adcock, Dianna Waite, Mary Ann Rupp, Lynn Shive~" Pages- Jennifer Bott, Brian Mart¥~ Interlibrary Loan-Linda Davis Campbell Room of Kansas Research- Head Librarian- Judy Lilly Secretary-Judy Becker tit LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1990-1991 PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT Carol Viar 2357 Kensington Salina, Kansas 67401 Billie Winkler 105 N. Eastborough Rd. Salina, Kansas 67401 SECRETARY TREASURER Jan McMillen 2218 Melrose Lane Salina, Kansas 67401 Albert Schwartz 630 East Iron Salina, Kansas 67401 BOARD MEMBER BOARD MEMEŇíR Ronald A. Elliott 720 Colonial Place Salina, Kansas 67401 Bob Frank, Mayor P.O. Box 47 Salina, Kansas 67401 BOARD MEMBER BOARD MEMBER Amy Hoffman 148 Fairdale Road Salina, Kansas 67401 Janet Wilbur 137 Overhill Road Salina, Kansas 67401