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Program Description

  Collection Management

The Collection Management program provides for the selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, and delivery of library content and materials, including electronic resources, eBooks, and eAudiobooks.

  • The Collection Development Unit is responsible for planning and inclusion of new formats and the evaluation of collections in relation to community information needs. Collections are purchased for English learners, as well as collections in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Korean, Russian, Farsi, and Amharic.

  • The materials delivery service delivers new materials, customer requested items, and returned materials among MCPL branches and between several jurisdictions in the region.

  • The cataloging and processing unit prepares all library materials for use in the branches.

  • The inter-library loan service provides opportunities for Montgomery County cardholders to use materials from public library systems throughout Maryland, from out-of-state public libraries, and from academic and special libraries throughout the world.

Program Contacts

Contact Lennadene Bailey of the Department of Public Libraries at 240.777.0045 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Library electronic database usage893,090908,595935,853963,928992,846
eBooks and eAudioBooks borrowed 11,156,1491,307,0961,437,8061,581,5861,739,745
1  E-book and E-audiobook use is expected to increase as (1) more customers acquire the devices and skills to download materials, (2) possible customer behavior changes in response to branch refresh temporary closures, and (3) more titles are made available in digital formats.

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved984875128.35
Increase Cost: Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC) Contract for Book Sorting Services140900.00
Increase Cost: SirsiDynix Contract for Integrated Library System57400.00
Technical Adj: Office Services Coordinator Position00.25
Decrease Cost: Library of Things-61400.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1750351.00
FY19 Approved1003747629.60