MALLCO members use surveys to share detailed information with each other. The results are only available to those libraries that contribute their data. Please contact Susan Urban for copies of the survey results.
Library statistics reported to the American Bar Association are submitted to the MALLCO executive director at the same time that they are submitted to the ABA. This permits consortium libraries to have very timely access to comparative information that can be invaluable in the budgeting processes.
At the same time that we report our ABA Statistics, we collect data from the members about a variety of topics not included in teh ABA survey. These topics include: volumes, titles, expenditures, reference, circulation, librarians and staff, facilities, teaching, and more.
COLLECTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SURVEY
An extensive survey of member library activities was done in the fall 2008 and is repeated every other year. It includes sections on major print sets retained/canceled, other print collection practices, microform sets retained, electronic resources provided, technology used, and catalog sets for e-resources purchased.
Every year, the member library directors send salary information for their library to the executive director, who compiles it into a report by position (with no identifying information). This report is only shared with the directors.
One of MALLCO's goals is to facilitate cooperative networking, professional development, and an ongoing exchange of ideas among members. MALLCO maintains a number of discussion lists that are designed to meet that goal by allowing members to communicate and share information. The main list includes faculty and staff at all member libraries. The board list is limited to directors of member libraries. The interest groups are open to any member who would like to join. More information is available on the Interests Groups page. To request access to the lists, please contact Susan Urban.
Board of Directors
Acquisitions and Collection Development Interest Group
Institutional Repositories Interest Group
Reference and Faculty Services Interest Group
Resources Sharing Interest Group