Library Committee Handbook

Administrative Council


Results of the Discussions of the Hours Working Group

 

Results of the Discussions of the Hours WG

 

Background

Administrative Council asked the Associate University Librarian for Services to consult with a representative group of Library faculty regarding approaches to a new approach to setting service hours for Library units that had the potential to move us toward a more "standard" set of hours across the Library and to promise a more sustainable approach given recent reductions to permanent, contract, and hourly human resources in the Library.

 

Membership

Following two calls for volunteers at or after meetings of the Administrative Council, the "Hours Working Group" was comprised of: Pat Allen (LSD), Tim Cole (PSED), Kathleen Kern (CPS), Nancy O'Brien (SSD), Marek Sroka (ASD), Bruce Swann (AHD), Jeff Schrader (Administration), and Scott Walter (Administration).

 

Meeting Schedule

The Hours WG met on July 6, 2010, and July 13, 2010, in 428 Library.

 

Recommendations

In the time available, the WG was unable to reach consensus on a single plan for bringing standardization and savings to Library Hours planning, but was able to identify three scenarios that the Library should consider in planning for future changes, e.g., beginning in FY12.

 

Note: Assuming no plan is implemented prior to FY12, specifics of the plan may change to reflect the consolidation of current Library units as part of the New Service Models program. The Geology Library, now slated to close in August 2010, is not included in these plans.

 

Scenario 1

In Scenario 1, we present a 4-tiered approach to Library Hours. The (+/-/0) after each unit name refers to the change in the proposed open hours per week in the rubric below when compared with Fall 2009 hours. This is a model for how the 4-tiered approach might be applied, but the WG did not reach consensus on the assignment of all units to the tiers below.

 

Tier One (Campus-Supported Extended Hours)

ACES Library (M-R, 8:30 am - ?; F, 8:30 am - ?; Sa, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Su, 10:00 am - ?) (+?)

 

Grainger Engineering Library (M-R, 24 hours; F, 12:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sa, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Su, 10:00 am - 11:59 pm) (0)

 

Undergraduate Library (M-R, 24 hours; F, 12:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sa, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Su, 10:00 am - 11:59 pm) (0)

Tier Two

(Standard Hours for Tier Two: M-R, 8:30 am - 10:00 pm; F, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; Sa, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Su, 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm) (78.5 hours/week)

 

Architecture & Art (+8)

Central Access Services (-5)

Communications (+5.5)

ESSL (-5)

HPNL (+10.5)

Music & Performing Arts ( +3)

RRGIS (-5)

 

Total Change in Hours to Tier Two Units = +12 hours/week

 

Tier Three

(Standard Hours for Tier Three: M-R, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm; F, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sa, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Su, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm) (56 hours/week)

 

Applied Health Sciences (-9.5)

Biology (-9.5)

Business & Economics (-10.5)

Chemistry (-2.5)

English (+2)

Math (-1)

Modern Languages & Linguistics [includes Africana and Latin American & Caribbean Studies] (+2)

Slavic & East European (+1.5)

Vet Med (-22) [note: current Vet hours are equivalent to proposed Tier 2 hours at 78 hours/week, but include hours beyond those in which members of the public are able to access the building]

 

Total Change in Hours to Tier Three Units = -49.5 hours/week

 

Tier Four

(Standard Hours for Tier Four: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm) (42.5 hours/week)

 

Asian (0)

Classics (-13.5) [note: current Classics hours equal proposed Tier 3 hours - 56 hours/week)

ILL/DD (0)

IRIS (+2.5)

Map & Geography (-7)

RBML (0)

Sousa Archives & Center for American Music (+6.5)

University Archives (+1.5)

University Archives Research Center (+6.5)

 

Total Change in Hours to Tier Four Units = -3.5 hours/week

 

Non-Standard

 

Illinois History & Lincoln Collections (M-F, 12:00 - 5:00 pm) (0)

University High School Library (M-F, 7:45 am - 4:15 pm) (0)

 

Scenario 2

In Scenario 2, we present a 3-tiered approach to Library Hours. The (+/-/0) after each unit name refers to the change in the proposed open hours per week in the rubric below when compared with Fall 2009 hours.

 

Tier One (Campus-Supported Extended Hours)

ACES Library (M-R, 8:30 am - ?; F, 8:30 am - ?; Sa, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Su, 10:00 am - ?) (+?)

 

Grainger Engineering Library (M-R, 24 hours; F, 12:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sa, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Su, 10:00 am - 11:59 pm) (0)

 

Undergraduate Library (M-R, 24 hours; F, 12:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sa, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Su, 10:00 am - 11:59 pm) (0)

 

Tier Two

(Standard Hours for Tier Two: M-R, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; F, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sa, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Su, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm) (66 hours/week)

 

Applied Health Sciences (+.5)

Architecture & Art (-4.5)

Biology (+.5)

Business & Economics (-.5)

Central Access Services (-17.5)

Chemistry (+7.5)

Classics (+10)

Communications (-7)

English (+8)

ESSL (-17.5)

HPNL (-2)

Math (+9)

Modern Languages & Linguistics [includes Africana and Latin American & Caribbean Studies] (+10)

Music & Performing Arts ( -9.5)

RRGIS (-17.5)

Slavic & East European (+11.5)

Vet Med (-12)

 

Total Change in Hours to Tier Two Units = -31 hours/week

 

Tier Three

(Standard Hours for Tier Four: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm) (42.5 hours/week)

 

Asian (0)

ILL/DD (0)

IRIS (+2.5)

Map & Geography (-7)

RBML (0)

Sousa Archives & Center for American Music (+6.5)

University Archives (+1.5)

University Archives Research Center (+6.5)

 

Total Change in Hours to Tier Three Units = +10 hours/week

 

Non-Standard

 

Illinois History & Lincoln Collections (M-F, 12:00 - 5:00 pm) (0)

University High School Library (M-F, 7:45 am - 4:15 pm) (0)

 

Scenario 3

In Scenario 3, we present a 3-tiered approach to Library Hours within the Main Library alone. The (+/-/0) after each unit name refers to the change in the proposed open hours per week in the rubric below when compared with Fall 2009 hours.

 

Main Library Tier One

(Standard Hours for Main Library Tier One: M-R, 8:30 am - 10:00 pm; F, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; Sa, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Su, 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm) (78.5 hours/week)

 

Central Access Services (-5)

ESSL (-5)

RRGIS (-5)

 

Total Change in Hours to Main Library Tier One Units = -15 hours/week

 

 

Main Library Tier Two

(Standard Hours for Tier Three: M-R, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm; F, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sa, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Su, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm) (56 hours/week)

 

Applied Health Sciences (-9.5)

Business & Economics (-10.5)

Classics (0)

English (+2)

HPNL (-12)

Modern Languages & Linguistics [includes Africana and Latin American & Caribbean Studies] (+2)

Slavic & East European (+1.5)

 

Total Change in Hours to Main Library Tier Two Units = -26.5 hours/week

 

Main Library Tier Three

(Standard Hours for Tier Four: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm) (42.5 hours/week)

 

Asian (0)

ILL/DD (0)

IRIS (+2.5)

Map & Geography (-7)

RBML (0)

University Archives (+1.5)

 

Total Change in Hours to Main Library Tier Three Units = -3 hours/week

 

Non-Standard

 

Illinois History & Lincoln Collections (M-F, 12:00 - 5:00 pm) (0)