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Budget Review Team - University Libraries

12/14/12

Preliminary Report to the Board of Regents

10/12/12

The Library BPR finalized our list of services/programs and reached consensus on a mechanism for doing a first level of evaluation on these programs.  The goal of the first level of evaluation is to quickly identify programs requiring more in-depth examination for possible cost-savings (elimination) or internal reorganization.  A Google form was created for this first level of evaluation and each program/service assigned to a member of the team with a deadline of our next meeting to gather general information.  Our next meeting is intended to conclude with a consensus on the programs requiring further examination for possible elimination.  

The team has also identified several areas for alternative revenue generation that we would like to "stake our claim" to now, so that we can explore them further as this process unfolds.  That list is included below.

        Coffee shop
 Print Central
 Research for community
 Friends’ Group
 Pogue Special Events fee
 Photography in Pogue
 Selling school materials at the Circ desk (our own, instead of the bookstore’s materials)
 CampusGuide sites
 Booksale
 Adopt-A-Book program
 “Renting” display space to local businesses
 RacerVision ad space (check with Public Library for rates)
 Genealogy research for a fee (investigate rates)
 Late Fees for circulating materials
The Library BPR finalized our list of services/programs and reached consensus on a mechanism for doing a first level of evaluation on these programs. The goal of the first level of evaluation is to quickly identify programs requiring more in-depth examination for possible cost-savings (elimination) or internal reorganization. A Google form was created for this first level of evaluation and each program/service assigned to a member of the team with a deadline of our next meeting to gather general information. Our next meeting is intended to conclude with a consensus on the programs requiring further examination for possible elimination.

The team has also identified several areas for alternative revenue generation that we would like to "stake our claim" to now, so that we can explore them further as this process unfolds. That list is included below.

Coffee shop
Print Central
Research for community
Friends’ Group
Pogue Special Events fee
Photography in Pogue
Selling school materials at the Circ desk (our own, instead of the bookstore’s materials)
CampusGuide sites
Booksale
Adopt-A-Book program
“Renting” display space to local businesses
RacerVision ad space (check with Public Library for rates)
Genealogy research for a fee (investigate rates)
Late Fees for circulating materials



9/28/12

The Library BPR team has its first meeting last Monday, with a kick-off by Dr. Dunn.  Following his introduction to the process, we discussed regular meeting times, set the agenda for the next meeting, and began brainstorming the list of all possible library programs to evaluate.  Members of the team were charged with completing the list of all possible programs through Google Docs for our next meeting, and to review a draft form for a first level of review (intended to quickly identify those programs that warrant further review).  The next meeting will be October 8. 

Team Members

Kathy Farmer

Ashley Ireland

Steve Lacewell

Aleeah McGinnis

Jourdan Griffith

Ryan Weir

Tonya Thompson

Adam Murray (Chair)

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