2015 Annual Report
May 20, 2016 | By Natasha Bartlett | Impressions: 587 |
The 2015 Annual Report for Vancouver Island Regional Library
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2Trustee Handbook Central Services Box 3333 | 6250 Hammond Bay Road Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 5N3 Tel: 250.758.4697 Fax: 250.758.2482 Email: email@example.com Web: www.virl.bc.ca @ 2014 Vancouver Island Regional Library We grateully acknowledge the fnancial assistance o the Libraries Branch, Ministry o Education, Govern- ment o BC in the developmetn o this program. Printed in Canada.
BUDGET BREAKDOWN 1 2 3 AVERAGE PER CAPITA CHANGE HOW YOUR $1 IS SPENT CHANGES AT A GLANCE 2015 BUDGET 1 AVERAGE PER CAPITA CHANGE $2.36 TOTAL VISITORS TO BRANCHES IN 2014 1.3 million STRONG LIBRARIES. STRONG COMMUNITIES. MASTER FACILITIES PLAN: PROGRESS 1 YR2 YR3 YR4 YR5 YR6 YR7 YR8 YR9 YR 10 YRS 2.53% NET OPERATIONS $1.14 Wages benets & provisions Maintenance, contracts, oce supplies, rent Library materials $0.72 $0.19 $0.16 Debt servicing $0.07 FACILITIES MASTER PLAN 2.25% $1.01 Facilities maintenance FF&E $0.56 $0.45 NEW BUDGET REQUESTS 0.44% $0.20 $0.06 $0.06 Port Clements improved hours Strategic planning consultant $0.05 Read down your nes $0.01 Mobile media kits $0.01 Collective agreement bargaining $0.01 Remote site safety inspections 2 HOW YOUR $1 IS SPENT 3 CHANGES AT A GLANCE Wages & benets ($12.3m) Branch facility costs ($3.8m) FUNDING LEVY INCREASE 52¢ 16 10 7 6 4 3 2 Library materials ($2.3m) Appropriations ($1.6m) Administrative costs ($1.5m) Debt principal & interest ($957k) Projects funded by reserve ($684k) Computer costs ($531k)
The Fall 2014 Program Guide for Vancouver Island Regional Library has arrived! Browse the pages and find out all about the programs and events being held at your local branch. Our programming and events guide is produced four times a year and is chock-full of fun stuff! What’s happening @ your library is also available at all 39 branches of Vancouver Island Regional Library.
How long may I borrow material? Movie and TV content is available for 72 hours (3 days) Music albums are available for 7 days Audiobooks are available for 21 days Do I have to return borrowed titles? No, the titles will expire automatically. Can a title be returned before the lending period expires? Yes, you can return a title before the lending period has expired by clicking the "Return" button at the top right of the title detail page. Returning a title early does not give you additional borrows for that month. Are there long holds lists on content? No! There is absolutely no wait to enjoy a title from this collection. Do I need to be connected to the internet to access hoopla? Yes, you must be connected to the internet to access hoopla and to stream the content. Important note: If you are streaming on a smartphone or tablet and are NOT connected to Wi- Fi, you are accessing your data plan and therefore, paying to stream movies and videos. What devices are supported by hoopla? Currently, hoopla is supported by iOS devices that run iOS 6 and higher and select Android devices This includes: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2 & newer, and iPod Touch 4th generation & newer. Most devices that support Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above. At this time, hoopla is not available on game consoles.
Scavenger Hunt Find the hidden answers to our funny riddles and silly jokes at the Cowichan branch! Summer Club Get ready to laugh! “Reading is like all skills...a little practice goes a long way!” Programs of 2014 Summer Reading Club Clown College Kids are getting faces painted and making balloon animals at the Port Alberni branch! Pun & Games Games, prizes and posting in the ‘joke book’ are in store for kids ages 3-12 at the Parksville branch! 2 Strong Libraries. Strong Communities.
BOARD CHAIR 2013 represents an exciting year o growth and renewal or Vancouver Island Regional Library. With the opening o our new branches in our system or the communities o Port Renrew, Cumberland, Cowichan Lake and Cortes Island, this year was marked by celebration and jubilation. We are connecting over 38 communities by producing stronger libraries. Larger and more comortable acilities, rereshed and more relevant collections, and new and cutting edge technologies and services are the oundational principles o VIRL's 5-year Strategic Plan. As we continue to deliver on these principles, we see how these new acilities are strengthening the culture o the community and opening the doors to lielong learning and literacy. Bruce Jollife Chair, Board o Trustees EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Due in large part to the hard work, dedication and commitment rom the Board o Trustees and our staf, we have experienced a remarkable year o growth and accomplishments. Programming across our 38 branches increased by 23% and total visits to our libraries exceeded 2.6 million. Our eLibrary was bolstered, ofering almost 1 million items, and our virtual engagement with the community (computers, WiFi and online catalogues) has increased to 3.5 million visits. With the overwhelming support o the community and our Board, our Strategic Plan continues to propel us orward to deliver the resources and services that have made Vancouver Island Regional Library vibrant and vital destinations or knowledge, inspiration, innovation and renewal. Rosemary Bonanno, BA MLS Executive Director A MESSAGE FROM... 2
An update on the construction o our Comortable o North 2014 On Friday, February 14th, the Vancouver Why hoopla? eLIBRARIAN “Our eLibrary is ull o hidden gems: Some Bowser: LEGO Club program attendee displaying