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  • NEWI/Bangor 1993 Innovative shared LMS leading to reciprocal arrangements GaLW 1999 LINC 1999 North Wales Libraries Partnership 2008 Mission statement Progress since 2008 LINC, training, iBAWB, Health Information Future

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  • Safety in Numbers:   working in partnership in Wrexham and north Wales in the 21 st Century Paul Jeorrett Head of Library and Student Services Glyndŵr University 22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Safety in Numbers
    • Librarians working in partnership – why do we do it?
    • How do you work together with others?
    • Experiences in north Wales in the last 10 years
    • The future – challenges and opportunities?
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Why do we do it?
    • “… no library is now able to meet the existing and potential information needs of all its users.”
    • Ronald Milne – Joining up funding: promoting and facilitating collaborative work in Pilling, Stella and Kenna, Stephanie – Co-operation in action (London: Facet, 2002)
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Why do we do it?
    • “ We will also consider options for strengthening the capacity and capability of providers to offer increased full cost recovery work, including through HE/FE partnerships.”
    • “ We expect HE providers to work more closely with each other, with FE providers, and with employers on research, teaching and learning, and shared services.”
    • For Our Future: The 21st Century Higher Education Strategy and Plan for Wales (Welsh Assembly Government, 2009)
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Why do we do it?
    • “ Work in partnership to promote library services and attract a wider audience.”
    • “ Work in partnership to open up access to the resources of all Welsh libraries.”
    • Libraries Inspire: draft strategic development framework for
    • Welsh libraries 2012-15 (Welsh Assembly Government, 2011)
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • What sort of partnerships are you involved in?
    • Co-operatives
    • Shared/Sharing services
    • Partnerships
    • Service Level Agreements/Standards
    • Collaboration
    • Reciprocal Arrangements
    • Joint working/use
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Co-operate because we have to 22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Librarians always work together, don’t they? 22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Joint working to produce a consistent, seamless quality product/service 22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • LINC Libraries in North Wales
    • College Libraries
    •      Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
    •      Coleg Menai
    •      Deeside College
    •      Yale College
    • Public Libraries
    •      Anglesey
    •      Conwy
    •      Denbighshire
    •      Flintshire
    •      Gwynedd
    •      Wrexham
    • University Libraries
    •      Bangor University
    •      Glyndŵr University
    • NHS Libraries
    •    Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Partnerships In North Wales
    • Glyndŵr (NEWI)/Bangor 1993 –
      • Joint procurement of LMS
      • Reciprocal arrangements
    • GaLW 1999 –
      • Joint staff development
      • Events
      • Promoting access to all libraries
      • Kellogg’s project
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Partnerships In North Wales
    • LINC 1999 –
      • Started in NW Wales Bangor and Local Authorities
      • Grown to cover whole of north Wales
      • Access to all libraries for everyone living and working in north Wales
      • Resource discovery (CatCymru) and delivery across nearly all libraries
      • Developing and promoting partnership
      • http://library.wales.org/your-library/north-wales/linc-y-gogledd/
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Partnerships In North Wales
    • North Wales Libraries Partnership 2008 –
      • CyMAL Welsh Government funding
      • Constituted body with Executive Steering Group
      • Progress since 2008
        • LINC y Gogledd
        • Workforce development programme
        • iBAWB,
        • Health Information
        • The Future
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Challenges
    • Funding
    • Time and commitment
    • Communication and involvement – internality and externality
    • Not eating elephants!
    • Lack of creativity
    • Resistance to change- silo mentality
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Opportunities
    • Support from above and/or an impetus!
    • Working across the library domain
    • Benefits the whole community
    • Consistency of service
    • Empowering staff
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Making the most of what you’ve got!
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • The potential future
    • Student fees = more or less resources?
    • Student voice/service devlopment
    • Regionalisation – HE, FE and Public
    • Less organisations, less libraries?
    • Political impetus to work more closely together
    • Joint-use libraries?
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Joint-Use Libraries
    • “ For many years joint-use libraries have been the Cinderella of the library sector. They were criticised and derided by many in the profession as an inferior form of library provision . However, after more than 100 years, it seems as though in the early 21 st C they are finally coming into their own.”
    • McNicol, Sarah – Joint-use libraries (Witney, Chandos Publishing, 2008)
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Joint-Use Libraries
    • “ The future of the library profession lies in collaboration and cooperation with each other and with other professions, and, as has been said before, joint-use libraries are ‘the ultimate form of co-operation.”
    • Bundy, A - Joint-use libraries :the ultimate form of co-operation” in McCabe, G and Kennedy, J Planning the modern public library building (Libraries Unlimited, 2003)
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Joint-Use Libraries 22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011 The Hive, Worcester http://www.wlhc.org.uk/
  • Models of Joint-Use Libraries
    • Lodger
    • Flatmate
    • Marriage
    • Sleeping partner/Open relationship
    • Modified from McNicol (2008)
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Opportunities of Joint – Use Libraries
    • Collaboration and partnership
    • More efficient service for staff and students
    • Fits current political agendas
    • Shared values staff development
    • Modified from McNicol (2008)
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Opportunities of Joint – Use Libraries
    • Promote transition/ lifelong learning
    • Community cohesion and social exclusion – Reaching Wider programme
    • Geography?
    • Modified from McNicol (2008)
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Challenges of Joint – Use Libraries
    • Funding/governance
    • Time and commitment
    • Communication and involvement – internality and externality
    • Not eating elephants!
    • Lack of creativity
    • Resistance to change/ risk - silo mentality
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
  • Any Questions
    • Paul Jeorrett
    • [email_address]
    • 01978 293250
    • Twitter @jeorrettp
    22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011