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Norrington Library and Learning Commons

Park University

Address: 8700 River Park Road
Parkville, Missouri
United States

County: Platte View map of all libraries in Platte County.

Phone: 816-584-6285

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Library details: Norrington Library and Learning Commons is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with Park University (view map) . The collection of the library contains 158,422 volumes. The library circulates 741 items per year. The library serves a population of 4,064 FTE Enrollment.

Other Info: We have recently moved to Norrington Library and Learning Commons in May, 2016. The McAfee Memorial Library, our former location, was housed in the Academic Underground, from November 1988 until May 22, 2015 (a man-made limestone cave located 150-170 feet below the surface). On that date, a "minor structural disturbance" occurred wherein several sections of the ceiling gave way. No one was injured as this incident took place shortly after 8 am on a Friday morning. The Library was closed immediately and services were relocated to a classroom space while all 7 staff members worked in a single room until August when we relocated to a former dormitory in two offices. The Archivist was able to return to the Archives which was later moved to another space in the Academic Underground. Much of our collection is in a closed stack environment. We pull material on request and in the last year have seen a considerable decline in face to face traffic thus our low circulation statistics. We are now relocated into our permanent home, Norrington Library & Learning Commons. It is our former Carnegie Library and is the only one being used as an academic library in the state of Missouri. We are in the process of getting new images of the building. As soon as those are available, I will e-mail them to you in Landscape format.

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Administration: The director of the library is Jon Ritterbush, Director of Library Services and Learning Commons .

Organizational structure: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.

Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level. The Carnegie Foundation designates this institution as: Master's Colleges and Universities I (level 21).

Statistics Academic
Enrollment 4,064FTE Students
Collection size158,422volumes
Annual Circulation741transactions
Expenditures Reported to National Center for Education Statistics
2012 $565,419$0$28,548$1,500$152,644$78,102

wi-fi available Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet.

Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemSierra2015
Previous Automation SystemSymphony2004
Previous Automation SystemDRA1991
Previous Automation SystemINLEX/30001988
Discovery Service (w/index)EBSCO Discovery Service2014
The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the MOBIUS - Kansas City (view map)
The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.
Identifiers ID3266

Record History: This listing was created on Sep 22, 1998 and was last modified on Aug 26, 2017.

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