Re: Framed Art collections?

McManus (
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 09:48:06 -0400 (EDT)

Until about five years ago we had circulating framed art collections at
all our branches. But, like yours ours was old and not being regularly
replenished nor properly maintained. The collection dwindled to the point
that there sere just a few patrons whowere using the collection.
Over a dozen years ago, when I used the Berkely Public Library, they had a
framed art collection that all my friends seemed to use to decorate their
apartments, there was a large selection and it was in good condition.
I think that is the key, if your director is willing to spend money on the
collection both in your time and on keeping the collection varied and well
maintained then its worth keeping, but if it is just going to continue to
degenerate and is of little interest to very few patrons, don't keep it.
Sue McManus
AV Coordinator
Tech Services Head
The Smithtown Library
Smithtown NY 11787

On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, Julie Spiegler wrote:

> To all public librarians - Does your library circulate framed art and/or
> sculptures? I have to do a quick survey for my director to justify why
> the Audiovisual Department doesn't need to be circulating our 22-year old
> art collection. Thanks for your help!
> Julie Spiegler, AV Dept. Head
> Kanawha County Public Library
> 123 Capitol Street
> Charleston WV 25301
> 304-343-4646 (x284)