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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 Anita Vassallo of the Department of Public Libraries at 240.777.0012 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 FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Library electronic database usage908,595943,878981,6331,020,8981,061,733
eBooks and eAudioBooks borrowed1,307,0961,318,9511,424,4671,538,4241,661,497

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved1003747629.60
Increase Cost: SirsiDynix Contract 139280.00
Increase Cost: Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children108000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3090880.50
FY20 Approved1037129230.10

Notes: Reallocation of staff from Library Services to the Public to Collection Management.