School Library Association of Victoria<br />SLAV Central Metropolitan Branch Term 2 Branch MeetingWelcome to Bialik<br />M...
Role of the Library<br />Reporting and Review<br />
Delivering on our Role<br />Information Products, Services, and Programmes that are:<br />Accurate, <br />Timely: there is...
Focus on Students<br />	Transition from playground of learning for the young students to academic learning commons for the...
Focus on Students<br />Lots of WiFiand powerpoints.<br />Different types of seating and study spaces.<br />Noisy collabora...
Integrating the online and physical library<br />The new Bialik Library and the new Bialik eLibrary will be fully integrat...
How the building works<br />The new library is the most environmentally responsible building the school has built.<br />
How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and po...
Creates separate zones
Study areas have lots of natural light</li></ul>Create spaces students can own but still maintain line of sight so staff c...
How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and po...
Creates separate zones
Study areas have lots of natural light</li></ul>Create spaces students can own but still maintain line of sight so staff c...
How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and po...
Creates separate zones
Study areas have lots of natural light</li></ul>Create spaces students can own but still maintain line of sight so staff c...
How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and po...
Creates separate zones
Study areas have lots of natural light</li></ul>Create spaces students can own but still maintain line of sight so staff c...
How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and po...
Creates separate zones
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Bialik College Library (Melbourne Australia) presentation to the SLAV Central Metropolitan Term 2 Branch Meeting, May 2011. Building the new Bialik library as a learning space for the future.

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  1. 1. School Library Association of Victoria<br />SLAV Central Metropolitan Branch Term 2 Branch MeetingWelcome to Bialik<br />May 2011 <br />SLAV Central Metropolitan Branch Term 2 Branch MeetingWelcome to Bialik<br />May 2011 <br />Entrance atrium and north facing sun screen<br />
  2. 2. Role of the Library<br />Reporting and Review<br />
  3. 3. Delivering on our Role<br />Information Products, Services, and Programmes that are:<br />Accurate, <br />Timely: there is minimal delay in adding or delivering services,<br />Relevant: to the curriculum and the students age and capabilities,<br />Up to Date, and<br />Reliable: robust and stable platforms and or programmes.<br />Easy to use.<br />Integrated: allow patrons to search once across all resources, and<br />Products and services that available wherever they are required 24 / 7.<br />A library space that is a welcoming and flexiblelearningenvironment.<br />Everything we do is to be done with the focus on supporting student learning outcomes.<br />
  4. 4. Focus on Students<br /> Transition from playground of learning for the young students to academic learning commons for the older students.<br />Photos of libraries we used as examples when we began developing the Bialik College Library. <br />
  5. 5. Focus on Students<br />Lots of WiFiand powerpoints.<br />Different types of seating and study spaces.<br />Noisy collaborative spacesand quiet studyspaces.<br />Variedand flexiblespaces with lots of colour.<br />Printas well asonlineinformation.<br />Photos of libraries we used as examples when we began developing the Bialik College Library. <br />
  6. 6. Integrating the online and physical library<br />The new Bialik Library and the new Bialik eLibrary will be fully integrated.<br />Both the physical and online libraries will fully support learning at Bialik.<br />See http://elib.bialik.vic.edu.au<br />
  7. 7. How the building works<br />The new library is the most environmentally responsible building the school has built.<br />
  8. 8. How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and porous to the rest of the school.<br />Flexible & bookable learning spaces: noisy & quite spaces. <br />The collection at the centre of things: <br /><ul><li>Easy access.
  9. 9. Creates separate zones
  10. 10. Study areas have lots of natural light</li></ul>Create spaces students can own but still maintain line of sight so staff can supervise what is going on.<br />
  11. 11. How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and porous to the rest of the school.<br />Flexible & bookable learning spaces: noisy & quite spaces. <br />The collection at the centre of things: <br /><ul><li>Easy access.
  12. 12. Creates separate zones
  13. 13. Study areas have lots of natural light</li></ul>Create spaces students can own but still maintain line of sight so staff can supervise what is going on.<br />The library’s wireless network and power points in the outside tables makes the courtyard an extension of the library.<br />
  14. 14. How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and porous to the rest of the school.<br />Flexible & bookable learning spaces: noisy & quite spaces. <br />The collection at the centre of things: <br /><ul><li>Easy access.
  15. 15. Creates separate zones
  16. 16. Study areas have lots of natural light</li></ul>Create spaces students can own but still maintain line of sight so staff can supervise what is going on.<br />
  17. 17. How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and porous to the rest of the school.<br />Flexible & bookable learning spaces: noisy & quite spaces. <br />The collection at the centre of things: <br /><ul><li>Easy access.
  18. 18. Creates separate zones
  19. 19. Study areas have lots of natural light</li></ul>Create spaces students can own but still maintain line of sight so staff can supervise what is going on.<br />
  20. 20. How the building works<br />Entrances located off major thoroughfares.<br />Multiple entrances. The library is open and porous to the rest of the school.<br />Flexible & bookable learning spaces: noisy & quite spaces. <br />The collection at the centre of things: <br /><ul><li>Easy access.
  21. 21. Creates separate zones
  22. 22. Study areas have lots of natural light</li></ul>Create spaces students can own but still maintain line of sight so staff can supervise what is going on.<br />
  23. 23. How the building works<br />The Junior Library is on the first floor so it links directly off the Primary School class rooms.<br />
  24. 24. How the building works<br />Bookable areas have names that underline the learning activity that takes place in the space. <br />Story World<br />Story World supports reading and literacy among our younger students.<br />InterACTIVE<br />A craft / wet area that encourages hands on learning. It is also used for many of the Primary School library lunch time clubs.<br />
  25. 25. How the building works<br />Bookable areas have names that underline the learning activity that takes place in the space. <br />Seminar Room<br />The class room in the library with a smart board and coloured glass boards so students and teachers can write on the walls.<br />ColLABorate<br />For collaborative learning. Large TV screens attached to lap tops allow groups of students in each booth to learn collaboratively. <br />
  26. 26. How the building works<br />Bookable areas have names that underline the learning activity that takes place in the space. <br />News Cafe<br />With newspapers, magazines, and news TV the news Café is for catching up on new information. The coffee machine for senior students and staff makes this a social and informal learning space. This is where the printer, photocopier and scanner are located.<br />Year 12 Study Lounge<br />A dedicated quite study space for Year 12 students. <br />
  27. 27. Impact of the building<br />Overall use of the library has increased dramatically.<br />On average there are now over 1,200 visits per day.<br />Increase in the use of the library as a learning space and a social space.<br />Learning spaces are heavily booked and patron feedback is very positive.<br />Use of the (weeded) print collection has increased dramatically.<br />Average monthly checkouts have risen by 214%, while the increase for books alone is 204%.<br />Our work has changed though the focus remains the same: the library as a learning environment.<br />
  28. 28. Challenges<br />Patron expectation is now much higher. Though we have given them more they want more again.<br />We have to deliver more.Especially more technology and more online services.<br />Our workhas become more varied and complex.<br />We have to deliver services on two levels with the same number of staff.<br />We therefore have to find further efficiencies and continue to streamline processes.<br />
  29. 29. Next Challenges<br />We are now working on the next challenges:<br />Googalise the catalogue and make the online resources easier to find and use.<br />Integrating the online and physical library services.<br />eBooks. See Eli NeiburgerLJ/SLJeBook Summit presentation “Libraries are Screwed” on YouTube.<br />The internet of everything.The boundary between the physical and the online is becoming blurred.<br />Deliver library services via mobile devices.<br />
  30. 30. Meeting the Challenges<br /> Continue to streamlineandoutsource back end processes.<br />Library staff are vital.Free them up to directly engage and support students and staff.<br />Reskilling is the new constant.<br /> We need to learn new skillsand question old habits.<br /> Work in partnershipwith suppliers.<br /> Be prepared to experimentand make mistakes but manage the risks.<br />Report and document what we do and the VALUEwe deliver.<br />Library staff wiki, 3 year team plan, and a pie chart from the regular library report. <br />
  31. 31. Questions<br />Courtyard with wireless internet and power to the outside tables is an extension of the library. <br />

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