Rethinking the Role of Collection Development Librarians at the University of California Santa Cruz

Kerry Scott

Collection Development Dept Head

University of California Santa Cruz

  • ~ 15,000 students
  • Strong undergraduate focus

Training for the Budget

OR

“…Pay no attention to the (wo)man behind the curtain.”

THE BUDGET CUT

2009

“…the state recently adopted a budget that reduces UC system-wide funding by $115 million…the campus will need to permanently reduce its budget by $13 million in the next fiscal year.” --- Executive Vice Chancellor Kliger March 2009

$780,000.00 permanent cut to the Collections Budget

  • Local subscription reviews
  • Systemwide journal reviews
  • Collection Gaps
  • Knowledge Gaps

  • Kumbayah

OR

  • What else can we do together

that makes some kind of sense?

“STAFF ATTRITION”

Training Plan? What Training Plan?

  • The Approval plan
  • Local/Systemwide subs
  • The ILS
  • The Collections Budget
  • Faculty feedback

The Basics

  • One-on-One – mentoring relationship

AND

Group Sessions -

collection

cohorts

“Look to the wiki!”

What did we learn at UCSC?

  • Collaboration
  • Mentorship
  • Continuous learning…

“One Library, Ten Campuses”

  • $500 million cut in University

support

  • $26.6 billion state deficit
  • 20% reduction

across campus budgets

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