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Community managed libraries Arts Council England

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  • 1. Community managed and supported libraries Nicky Morgan, Director Libraries Arts Council England 7 Nov 2012 Pendleton Library, Salford Photo: courtesy of Salford Community Leisure Limited
  • 2. Great art andculture foreveryoneOur expanded remit will see uschampioning, developing andinvesting in libraries, so thatpeople’s lives can be shaped andenriched by artistic and culturalexperiences and knowledge Deptford Lounge, Lewisham Photo: Michael Cameron Photography
  • 3. Championing Central Regional Government Government Arts Council DCMS CLG Local authorities LGA CLOA England Department of BIS Education Libraries ASCEL stakeholders NLT SCL CILIP The Reading The British Other national Agency Library Arts stakeholders Esmee Wellcome Trust Fairbairn organisations JISC BBC TNA NESTA Bridgeorganisations Commercial NPOs bodies Publishers Charitable trusts Commercial Technology LMSs broadcasters providers
  • 4. Development - action researchLibraries Development Initiative• The Arts Council’s first specific funding initiative• Looking at innovative and sustainable new models of service delivery• 13 grants of up to £20k awarded in Feb 2012 and due to complete in March 2013• Applications were invited under the following four themes: New delivery models for arts Co-ordinating partnerships to achieve wider community and culture working together outcomes Books and reading Commercial partnerships
  • 5. Development - research into Envisioning the libraryof the futureThis is a programme of research andconsultation which will help the ArtsCouncil develop a long-term vision forpublic libraries in England• The first phases of the consultationconsisted of: • Trends and innovation reviews • Delphi survey • Online conversation – www.librariesconversation.wordpress.com • 5 regional workshops with stakeholders• Currently in the last phase of theconsultation, holding workshops andonline conversation with the public Dalston Library, Hackney Photo: Michael Cameron Photography
  • 6. Emerging findingsCore offer remains the same;how this is discharged will shift• working with communities• digital technologies• leadership, innovation Canada Water Library, London Photo: Michael Cameron Photography•Core
  • 7. Research –community managed and supported libraries• mapping current activity• determining a typology• ten case studies Oadby Library, Leicestershire Photo: Michael Cameron Photography
  • 8. Community managed and supported libraries –emerging findings• growing movement• variation in practice• part of a strategic, long term framework• much more than volunteers Stamford Library, Lincolnshire Photo: Michael Cameron Photography
  • 9. Next steps Children playing on stepping stones outside Hamworth Library, Dorset. Photo: Michael Cameron Photography
  • 10. Thank youwww.artscouncil.org.ukStaircase at Dalston CLR James Library, London.Photo: Michael Cameron Photography