Collections

“A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.”
~Jo Godwin

While the Collections Committee is a subcommittee/ad hoc committee of the Facilities Committee, it is also fulfilling a vital function in relation to the Finance Committee, to whit: inventorying the library’s titles. This functions as part of the internal audit of the JTEL. Other matters before the JTEL board and volunteers include repair and upgrades to the facilities.

The Collections Committee is responsible for maintaining and developing the John Trigg Ester Library collections. It works with the Garden Group to oversee the seed collections of the Growing Ester’s Biodiversity seed library program.

For details on our online catalog, checkout procedures, and arrangement with Calypso’s Resource Library, see the drop-down menu under Books and Things.

Collections volunteers:

  • Amanda Bent
  • Ginny Gallagher
  • Mindy Gallagher
  • Ruth Rutherford
  • Cat Stephenson
  • Jasmine Stokes
  • Syrilyn Tong
  • Pat Turner

Recent volunteers have also included Scott Allen, Christopher Campbell, and Deirdre Helfferich. More volunteers are always welcome (and needed)!

Policies and guidelines:

Collections news and reports:

Inventory updates:

links to individual monthly reports on items added to inventory

FY2017

FY2016

FY2015 – annual total:

  • Collections and inventory – September 2015: 343
  • Collections and inventory – August 2015: 603
  • Collections and inventory – July 2015: 503
  • Collections and inventory – June 2015:  15
  • Collections and inventory – February 2015:  10
  • Collections and inventory – January 2015: 432
  • Collections and inventory – December 2014: 142

Calendar Years 2008–FY20014

  • Collections and inventory – 2014: 828 (includes 142 items from December)
  • Collections and inventory – 2013:   31
  • Collections and inventory – 2012: 488

Note: 439 items entered by the Calypso Resource Library from March 2011 and June 2008

  • Collections and inventory – 2011: 626
  • Collections and inventory – 2010: 455
  • Collections and inventory – 2009: 731
  • Collections and inventory – 2008: 411