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St. Louis Community College has nearly completed a top-down reorganization roughly a year in the making, designed to make the institution more student friendly, while also consolidating some of it’s back-office operations currently spread across its four campuses.

In many ways, St. Louis Community College’s campuses at Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood have traditionally operated as separate institutions.

For the most part, when classes start this fall, the school will be operating under the “one-college” model — essentially four campuses acting as branches... read more

We often use numbers to drive home a point, but sometimes the numbers are the story. Here are a few reported this week.

  • Records were broken all over the Library Center this summer: Self-check is up over 31 percent for the first time. The July 5 drive-up window saw a new, all-time high number of 616 visitors, beating the previous record of 523. In June, Reference Department staff answered 3,415 questions compared to 1,840 in 2015, and they processed 245 passports and took 232 passport photos. Youth Services is on track to beat last year's summer reading participation numbers:... read more

North Central Missouri College Librarian, Beth Caldarello, was recently appointed to serve on the Secretary’s Council on Library Development. This council advises the Secretary of State’s Office on matters that relate to the State’s libraries and library service to Missouri citizens.

“I am much honored to serve on the Secretary’s Council representing academic libraries. Libraries, and what they have to offer, change lives. I want to help ensure that we are meeting the needs for all of our patrons with the resources we have available.” –Beth Caldarello, NCMC Librarian.

Beth... read more

Kavalier is currently district president of Narvarro College in Corsicana, Texas. She is expected to take over in St. Charles on Aug. 10.

Kavalier was one of four finalists selected after a four-month nationwide search. The board... read more

SPRINGFIELD, Mo- Trustees of the Springfield-Greene County Library District have approved a $15.9 million budget for 2016-2017.

The budget will spend $2.108 million on new books, e-books, and other materials. Some of the funds will go to parts of the Brentwood Branch renovation expenses, and provide staff raises.

The budget is more than $1.7 million higher than last fiscal year, said Executive Director Regina Greer Cooper. The Library expects a slight dip in income from library fines, state-funded grants and out-of-county library membership fees.

Some expenses like... read more