Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main - Development Office CLP.20170523.004

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Archives and Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Archives and Special Collections
Title
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main - Development Office
Collection Number
CLP.20170523.004
Date [inclusive]
1940-2006
Date [bulk]
1993-2000
Extent
1 Linear Feet Two boxes
English

Preferred Citation

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main - Development Office, William R. Oliver Special Collections, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Biographical / Historical

The Development Office has undergone some administrative changes over the years and is now known as the Office of External and Government Relations. This office oversees all capital funding, annual giving and government relations.

Starting in 2001, CLP started to implement massive renovations throughout all branches. At that time, "the average age of the buildings was 79 years old, no facility was in complete compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many lacked temperature control and all were in dire need of repair and renovation." Planning focused on providing better service to youth and seniors, updating the buildings through physical renovations and giving a greater role to "virtual reference." During the years before implementation of this plan, the Development Office played an integral role in the process of strategic planning and budget control. Much of the material in this collection relates to the development of a working strategic plan and funding options.

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Content Description

The collection is broken into four series and spans the years 1940 to 2006, with the bulk of the material pertaining to the years 1993 to 2000. Much of the collection concerns strategic and renovation planning and includes information such as site surveys and renovation proposals. The collection also includes several older plans that were implanted or proposed between 1940 and 1979. This material seems to have been used as reference when CLP was designing the 1999-2000 "Agenda For Change." Other reference material, which has been removed from the collection, included similar proposals from libraries across the nation.

Other material includes community survey results from the mid-1990s as well as budget information and a single VHS cassette.

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Arrangement

The majority of this collection has been organized by topic and arranged in chronological order with each series. The "Agenda For Change" folder has been retained in original order and includes a presentation, redesign proposals, correspondence, financial planning proposals and related material. The collection includes a number of binders and booklets which have been designated as "folders" in the Container List.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Archives and Special Collections

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
info@carnegielibrary.org
URL: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions.

Custodial History

The materials were moved from the Development Office to the William R. Oliver Special Collections Room in January 2011

Accruals

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main - Development Office sends new materials to the Oliver Room on an irregular schedule.

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Collection Inventory

Series  I Strategic Planning 1940-2000 

Scope and Contents

Strategic Planning is composed of information relating to the development of CLP including site surveys, the 1999-2000 "Agenda for Change" presentation and related material, planning recommendations proposed in throughout the twentieth century, as well as Allegheny County library planning.

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Financing CLP's Agenda for Change 1999-2000 11
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Site Surveys (Binder) 2000 12
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Site Surveys (Duplicate) 2000 13
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Five Year Strategic Plan 1994-1998 14
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Strategic Plan, CLP 1995-2000 15
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Suggestions for Improving the Service of the CLP 1940 16
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The Organization and Operation of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: A Survey With Recommendations 1968 17
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Responding to the Changing Environment, CLP 1976 18
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Goals Statement, CLP 1976 19
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A Plan for Library Service in Allegheny County 1996 110
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Public Libraries in Allegheny County – A Plan of Action 1978 111
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Responses from District Libraries in Allegheny County – A Plan of Action 1979 21

Series  II Community Surveys 1993-1994 

Scope and Contents

The Community Surveys series includes material concerning public perception, attendance at library branches, and two reports on the results of community surveys conducted by the University of Minnesota Center for Survey Research.

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Attendance at Main Library and Branches 1993 22
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CLP Community Perception Report 1994 23
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The Missions of the CLP: Results of Surveys of Users, Community Leaders & Staff (Minnesota Center for Survey Research booklet) 1994 24
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CLP User Survey: Main Library, Results and Technical Report 1993 25

Series  III Financial & Budget Information 1998-2005 

Scope and Contents

Financial & Budget Information includes an independent report on audited financial statements conducted by Schneider Downs & Co. for the years 2004-5. This series also includes a 1998 budget request sent to the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

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CLP Report on Audits of Financial Statements 2004-2005 26
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CLP Budget Request 1998 27

Series  IV Audio-Video Material 

Scope and Contents

Audio-Visual Material includes only a single VHS cassette titled "Summer Reading Club," a recording of news report presented by Fox 53.

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Summer Reading Program 21