Rebecca Dorsett CDG2012 Shelving together

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'Shelving together: collaborative working throughout different library environments' - Rebecca Dorsett, of the Royal United Hospital in Bath, talked to the CDG National Conference in Birmingham on 18 July 2012 about how collaborative working across library sectors can lead to new and innovative ideas and projects.

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Rebecca Dorsett CDG2012 Shelving together

  1. 1. SHELVING TOGETHER:collaborative working throughout different library environments
  2. 2. ‘An originAl ideA.ThAT cAn’T be Too hArd.The librAry musT be fullof Them.’ Stephen Fry
  3. 3. • What happens in different library environments?• What similarities are there?• What projects are alreadytaking place?
  4. 4. GAINING READING SKILLSLEARNING NEW SKILLS EMPLOYMENT SKILLS
  5. 5. STORY SACK READING CHAMPIONS STORYTIME SIX BOOK CHALLENGE
  6. 6. SCHOOLLIBRARIES A LESSON FOR US ALL
  7. 7. ‘one brings The knowledge ofThe sTudenT, Their need orTAsk, of The curriculum, Theskill required, The AvAilAbleinformATion sources, ThepoTenTiAl of Technology Andblends Them To provide ATAilored recipe for AcTion.’ Carol Webb SLA School Librarian of the Year
  8. 8. •Emphasis on teaching researchskills to students•Encouraging passion forreading•Excitement about books – notjust reading•Collaboration with publiclibraries
  9. 9. in The cAreer of A schoollibrAriAn, no Two dAys, Twolessons or Two sTudenTs Are ThesAme. life in A busy school is besTlikened To A journey on ArollercoAsTer wiTh iTs fAsTmovemenT, up, down And sidewAys,requiring some nerve And noT AliTTle courAge. Carol Webb SLA School Librarian of the Year
  10. 10. •White gloves•Static collections•Keeping books safe by preventingpeople looking at them Dr Emily Rare Books Specialist, Cambridge University Library Dourish
  11. 11. •Enabling access for everyone•Using new technologies•Collaborative internationalinformation sharing Dr Emily Rare Books Specialist, Cambridge University Library Dourish
  12. 12. •Collection promotion•Digitisation• Community involvement• Exhibitions• Reader enjoyment
  13. 13. And jusT in cAse you wonderedAbouT The whiTe gloves TvprogrAmmes show - Theproducers usuAlly insisT onThem “for AuThenTiciTy”. Dr Emily Rare Books Specialist, Cambridge University Library Dourish
  14. 14. •Contains over 67,000 items•Catalogue and accession allitems within one system • ‘Archive in five’ project – attracts between 60 – 100 visitors per hour
  15. 15. •Initially devised as a stock sharing scheme•Has led to reading groups amongst staff•Opened up possibilities of patient library services•Future literature schemes running throughoutthe hospital•Feasibility studies have been conducted intohealth and public libraries working together
  16. 16. NETWORKING
  17. 17. •Exploring other libraryenvironments•Sharing resources•Working together to createunique projects•Sharing ideas and goals
  18. 18. Special thanks to the fantastic insights from:Eleni PapavasileiouCurator of Library and Archive, Brunel InstituteDr Emily DourishRare Books Specialist, Cambridge University LibraryCarol WebbSLA School Librarian of the Year

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