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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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    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. Safety in Numbers <ul><li>Librarians working in partnership – why do we do it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you work together with others? </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences in north Wales in the last 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>The future – challenges and opportunities? </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    3. 3. Why do we do it? <ul><li>“… no library is now able to meet the existing and potential information needs of all its users.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ronald Milne – Joining up funding: promoting and facilitating collaborative work in Pilling, Stella and Kenna, Stephanie – Co-operation in action (London: Facet, 2002) </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    4. 4. Why do we do it? <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>For Our Future: The 21st Century Higher Education Strategy and Plan for Wales (Welsh Assembly Government, 2009) </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    5. 5. Why do we do it? <ul><li>“ Work in partnership to promote library services and attract a wider audience.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Work in partnership to open up access to the resources of all Welsh libraries.” </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries Inspire: draft strategic development framework for </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh libraries 2012-15 (Welsh Assembly Government, 2011) </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    6. 6. What sort of partnerships are you involved in? <ul><li>Co-operatives </li></ul><ul><li>Shared/Sharing services </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Service Level Agreements/Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocal Arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Joint working/use </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    7. 7. Co-operate because we have to 22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    8. 8. Librarians always work together, don’t they? 22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    9. 9. Joint working to produce a consistent, seamless quality product/service 22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    10. 10. LINC Libraries in North Wales <ul><li>College Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>     Coleg Llandrillo Cymru </li></ul><ul><li>     Coleg Menai </li></ul><ul><li>     Deeside College </li></ul><ul><li>     Yale College </li></ul><ul><li>Public Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>     Anglesey </li></ul><ul><li>     Conwy </li></ul><ul><li>     Denbighshire </li></ul><ul><li>     Flintshire </li></ul><ul><li>     Gwynedd </li></ul><ul><li>     Wrexham </li></ul><ul><li>University Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>     Bangor University </li></ul><ul><li>     Glyndŵr University </li></ul><ul><li>NHS Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>   Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    11. 11. Partnerships In North Wales <ul><li>Glyndŵr (NEWI)/Bangor 1993 – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint procurement of LMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reciprocal arrangements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GaLW 1999 – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint staff development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting access to all libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kellogg’s project </li></ul></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    12. 12. Partnerships In North Wales <ul><li>LINC 1999 – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started in NW Wales Bangor and Local Authorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grown to cover whole of north Wales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to all libraries for everyone living and working in north Wales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource discovery (CatCymru) and delivery across nearly all libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing and promoting partnership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    13. 13. Partnerships In North Wales <ul><li>North Wales Libraries Partnership 2008 – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CyMAL Welsh Government funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constituted body with Executive Steering Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress since 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LINC y Gogledd </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce development programme </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iBAWB, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Future </li></ul></ul></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    14. 14. Challenges <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Time and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and involvement – internality and externality </li></ul><ul><li>Not eating elephants! </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance to change- silo mentality </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    15. 15. Opportunities <ul><li>Support from above and/or an impetus! </li></ul><ul><li>Working across the library domain </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits the whole community </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency of service </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering staff </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Making the most of what you’ve got! </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    16. 16. The potential future <ul><li>Student fees = more or less resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Student voice/service devlopment </li></ul><ul><li>Regionalisation – HE, FE and Public </li></ul><ul><li>Less organisations, less libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>Political impetus to work more closely together </li></ul><ul><li>Joint-use libraries? </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    17. 17. Joint-Use Libraries <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>McNicol, Sarah – Joint-use libraries (Witney, Chandos Publishing, 2008) </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    18. 18. Joint-Use Libraries <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    19. 19. Joint-Use Libraries 22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011 The Hive, Worcester
    20. 20. Models of Joint-Use Libraries <ul><li>Lodger </li></ul><ul><li>Flatmate </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeping partner/Open relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Modified from McNicol (2008) </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    21. 21. Opportunities of Joint – Use Libraries <ul><li>Collaboration and partnership </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient service for staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>Fits current political agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Shared values staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Modified from McNicol (2008) </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    22. 22. Opportunities of Joint – Use Libraries <ul><li>Promote transition/ lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Community cohesion and social exclusion – Reaching Wider programme </li></ul><ul><li>Geography? </li></ul><ul><li>Modified from McNicol (2008) </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    23. 23. Challenges of Joint – Use Libraries <ul><li>Funding/governance </li></ul><ul><li>Time and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and involvement – internality and externality </li></ul><ul><li>Not eating elephants! </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance to change/ risk - silo mentality </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011
    24. 24. Any Questions <ul><li>Paul Jeorrett </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>01978 293250 </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter @jeorrettp </li></ul>22/06/11 WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2011