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Short Presentation on The Hive. A collaborative project between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council.

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    The Hive   CILIP WM AGM The Hive CILIP WM AGM Presentation Transcript

    • New Libraries – New Challenges CILIP West Midlands AGM & Member’s Day 30 th march 2011 The Hive (aka Worcester Library & History Centre) Roger Fairman M.Sc., P.G.Dip.Lib., B.Sc., MCLIP
    • Coming in this Presentation …….
      • Introductions
      • The Vision
      • Staffing
      • Questions
    • Library Services Development Dept. of Information and Learning Services University of Worcester. Full time secondment to the Hive project Roger Fairman M.Sc., P.G.Dip.Lib., B.Sc., MCLIP
    • The Partners …
    • The Partners: University of Worcester Student population - 9454 80% - Undergraduate 19% - Taught postgraduate 1% - Postgraduate research 70% - Female 46% - Over 25 : 67% - over 21 9% - Some form of disability 2009/10 figures
      • 34% - Institute of Education
      • 25% - Institute of Health, Social Care & Psychology
      • 13% - Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
      • 13% - Worcester Business School
      • 8% - Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
      • 6% - Institute of Science and the Environment
      • 1% - Graduate Research School
        •  
    • The Partners: University of Worcester
    • The Partners: WCC – Libraries & Learning Worcester Central Library Wonderful piece of Civic architecture Which is unfortunately totally unsuited to the demands of a modern library service Provides only 25% of the IFLA recommended floor space for its catchment population (1,000 m 2 vs 4,000 m 2 ) Cramped and unable to display some fascinating special collections. Increasingly on the periphery of the changing urban landscape of Worcester
    • The Partners: Worcestershire Record Office
      • County Hall Campus (original documents)
      • on the periphery of the city
      • 20% (and growing) of original material held at two other locations up to 75 miles away due to lack of space.
      History Centre (Local & Family History – mainly secondary & surrogate documents) The new building will combine the two branches and allow all the collections to be stored in one place for the first time.
    • The Partners: Worcestershire Historic Environment & Archaeology Service Currently located on University of Worcester Campus Links with University through involvement in degree courses in Archaeology & the Historic Environment. Opportunity to work more closely with the Record Office and the Customer service centre Seeking higher public profile
    • The Partners: Worcestershire Hub One stop shop service for information relating to Local Government Services. Shared service between Worcestershire County Council, Worcester City Council and Surrounding District Councils. Need for larger, custom built accommodation. Already some experience of co-location within Libraries (e.g. Malvern) Significantly different customer base from the university and public library.
    • The Vision … … . create a cultural, learning and information centre of excellence promoting life-long learning, engendering social inclusion and raising aspirations in the broadest sense for the whole community, regardless of age, background or ability. Project Initiation Document, March 2006
    • Transforming this…
    • Into this…
    • The Vision …
      • “ There are ten key principles that should underpin how we will turn our vision into reality through excellent design.”
      • WLHC Detailed Design statement 2007
        • Inspiration
        • Connection
        • Aspiration
        • Learning
        • Integration
        • Inclusivity
        • Enduring Values
        • Well-being
        • Sustainability
        • Visibility
    • The Vision … connection Project is seen as both a physical and metaphorical bridge linking the City and the University : “Town with Gown ”
    • The Vision … Connection New Generations to Ancient texts Ideas to Business Plans People to Skills The Curious to Learning Libraries to New Audiences The Disadvantaged to The Community Questions to Answe rs
    • Staffing … Challenges:
    • Staffing … Values Mixed groups of staff Produce a visual representation of key values Voting with Post-it notes Summarised by facilitator Results from 4 sessions synthesized into …
    • Staffing … Values
    • Staffing … Values
      • Values sessions followed up with team leaders session on “what would this look like in practice”.
      • Values themselves are now distributed as part of the recruitment process.
      • Part of a overall Training & Development programme which includes:
        • Visits
        • Shadowing
        • Workshops
        • On-Line sessions.
        • Organised using Moodle (open source VLE)
    • Contact Details: Roger Fairman [email_address] Project website wlhc.org.uk Articles: Fairman, Roger and Hannaford, Anne (2010) Synergy, Efficiency and Vision – the Worcester Library and History Centre. SCONUL Focus (50). pp. 86-89. http://eprints.worc.ac.uk/1286/ Keene, Judith and Fairman, Roger (2011) Building an Integrated Work Force Through Shared Values: the Worcester Library and History Centre. Library Review, 60 (3). pp. 188-201 http://eprints.worc.ac.uk/1301 Thank You For Listening Questions?