ASCEL: Libraries and co-production                   Claire Styles:                   Programme Manager                   ...
Project aims:• Support libraries to develop year-round youth  co-production built on libraries’ Universal  Reading Offer (...
Why develop a year-round offer?        Benefits for libraries:• Engages the library users of the future• Benefits young pe...
Statutory Guidance for Local              Authorities• Connect young people with their  communities, enabling them to cont...
Why prioritise young people now?•   17.5 million under 25s in the UK today•   21.9% of under 25s unemployed•   40% of youn...
Benefits to young people• New skills and experience• For CV for education/ employment  Recognition/ accreditation• Work ex...
Libraries’ youth volunteers, 2012• 4,375 Summer Reading Challenge volunteers• 728 Reading Activists running 24 hubs• 950 W...
SCL Prioritised Toolbox            Enhanced Offer Toolbox                                                               Ca...
Calendar hooks
First hooks: World Book Day/ Night• Join the Book Herd – WBD/N ambassadors• Social networking and website teen resources  ...
Co-production- ApproachunderpinningVolunteering- Characteristics ofco-production?
Co-production means…“… delivering public services in an equal andreciprocal relationship betweenprofessionals, people usin...
Features of co-production:•   Recognising people as assets•   Building on people’s existing capabilities•   Mutuality and ...
Volunteering: plan and sustain
Involving Young People in Advisory Groups – Flow Chart                    Can you answer these questions?                 ...
AccreditationAward           Age/          Partners        Time to            Content                          External   ...
Fundraising and collaboration• Youth Voice funds• National Citizenship  Service• vCashpoint• O2 ThinkBig• European Youth  ...
Using the URO as a framework, plan a  year-round youth volunteer offerConsider:• Volunteer role(s) for each hook• Who you ...
“Before being involved in Reading Activists, I wouldnever have dreamed I could help organize authorevents or interview peo...
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This is a version of the presentation Claire Styles from The Reading Agency gave at ASCEL LDI days around England.

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  • DfE recently published Statutory Guidance for Local Authority Services on Services and Activities to Improve Young Peoples Wellbeing as part of the Positive for Youth Programme The scope of this guidance specifically includes “youth work and other services and activities that........a)Connect young people with their communities, enabling them to belong and contribute to society, including through volunteering, and supporting them to have a voice in decisions which affect their lives; b)Offer young people opportunities in safe environments to take part in a wide range of sports, arts, music and other activities, through which they can develop a strong sense of belonging, socialise safely with their peers, enjoy social mixing, experience spending time with older people, and develop relationships with adults they trust; c)Support the personal and social development of young people through which they build the capabilities they need for learning, work, and the transition to adulthood – communication, confidence and agency, creativity, managing feelings, planning and problem solving, relationships and leadership, and resilience and determination;
  • ASCEL LDI seminar presentation

    1. 1. ASCEL: Libraries and co-production Claire Styles: Programme Manager The Reading Agency
    2. 2. Project aims:• Support libraries to develop year-round youth co-production built on libraries’ Universal Reading Offer (URO);• Identify partnership opportunities with Bridges and arts organisations;• Increase awareness of relevant accreditation schemes and funding opportunities.
    3. 3. Why develop a year-round offer? Benefits for libraries:• Engages the library users of the future• Benefits young people; develops skills and community engagement• Increases capacity to run key activities• Contributes to community cohesion• Raises library profile as a volunteer provider• Helps libraries meet statutory duty
    4. 4. Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities• Connect young people with their communities, enabling them to contribute to society, including through volunteering;• Have a voice in decisions which affect their lives;• Opportunities to take part in activities;• Support personal and social development to build the capabilities they need for learning, work, and the transition to adulthood.
    5. 5. Why prioritise young people now?• 17.5 million under 25s in the UK today• 21.9% of under 25s unemployed• 40% of young people volunteer• 88% of youth media stories are negativeRecession impacts disadvantaged disproportionately:• 70% of excluded pupils have poor basic literacy.• People with poor literacy least likely to be employed at 30• Reading for pleasure is the only out-of-school activity for 16s linked to securing managerial/ professional jobs
    6. 6. Benefits to young people• New skills and experience• For CV for education/ employment Recognition/ accreditation• Work experience• To meet new people/ for fun• To give something back• Incentives
    7. 7. Libraries’ youth volunteers, 2012• 4,375 Summer Reading Challenge volunteers• 728 Reading Activists running 24 hubs• 950 World Book Night book givers Book selection Reading groups Steering groups Design library spaces Manga clubs Friends groups Help with Under 5s Get It Loud Fundraising Book reviews Library consultation Intergenerational Book awards Magazine projects Film clubs Work experience Six Book Challenge Young Inspectors Mood boosting books Bookswaps Performances
    8. 8. SCL Prioritised Toolbox Enhanced Offer Toolbox Calendar Programme Calendar Innovation & Universal Reading Offer Programme hooks HooksLibrary Offer DevelopmentFree Reading groups Summer World Book Letterbox Club National story EvidenceCommunity and social Reading Day/World telling week reading Challenge SharedSpace Book Night Premier activities National evidence bank LeagueOnline Six Book Reading Learning Hook Reading Stars library dayaccess/Virtual Challenge Innovation promotionsServices Black history ns Bookstart Booked Up Digital Reading TRA Reading monthExpert Advice challenges for Promotions Week adults and Other Local history Healthand Support Programme children Summer Programmes monthFree Books Reading TBC Co-production: Author event / Mood Challenge National RG YoungMultimedia performances Boosting Partnerships Day people/MyReading Books Bookgifting Health and VoiceResources TV Book Club Make noise in Reading Well Being Public Hook libraries Workforce LocalCommunity Groups for involvement/ DevelopmentsOutreach Everyone Carers Week ReadingServices Coproduction including Chatterbooks Older people Training to ServiceTargeted Information day support theaudiences /sign posting Bookstart and URO BookTime Local Activities(families, CYP, AccessibilityOlder people) Services Art org PartnershipsInformation Targeted Health activities for Readingand Partners Schoolssignposting specific audiences e.g. BBC LiteratureLearning space ethnic Festivalsand support Quick Reads Online reading, Readers Days resources andLocal and Charities e.g. activitesfamily history RNIB, Local Launchresources Booktrust Events
    9. 9. Calendar hooks
    10. 10. First hooks: World Book Day/ Night• Join the Book Herd – WBD/N ambassadors• Social networking and website teen resources written by young volunteers• ‘Party pack’ of ideas being produced• to become book givers• Teen-friendly titles
    11. 11. Co-production- ApproachunderpinningVolunteering- Characteristics ofco-production?
    12. 12. Co-production means…“… delivering public services in an equal andreciprocal relationship betweenprofessionals, people using services, theirfamilies and their neighbours. Where activitiesare co-produced in this way, both services andneighbourhoods become far more effectiveagents of change.”*(*Right here, right now: taking co-production into themainstream, NESTA; July 2010)
    13. 13. Features of co-production:• Recognising people as assets• Building on people’s existing capabilities• Mutuality and reciprocity• Peer support networks• Blurring distinctions• Facilitating rather than delivering*(*Right here, right now: taking co-production into themainstream, NESTA; July 2010)
    14. 14. Volunteering: plan and sustain
    15. 15. Involving Young People in Advisory Groups – Flow Chart Can you answer these questions? Yes Do you know why you - Can you explain the purpose of young peoples’ are setting up a young involvement? people’s advisory Having thought about it and talked to young people and group? -Will it make a difference? your organisation do you now know why you want involve -Do young people want to get involved? young people? -Can you resource and support the group? No -Will you act on young people’s recommendations? Will it make a difference? - Are you willing to give up some power? Yes Are you clear? -Do young people want to get involved? -Can you resource and support the group? No No Yes -Will you listen and act on young people’s recommendations?it make aThis is not the right Now there are more things you to think about: difference? This might not be thing for your How will you recruit young people? How will you make sure young people the right time to -Do young people want to get organisation and with additional needs can get involved? How will you make sure the group is involve young involved? young people at open and new members are able to join? How will you support the young people the moment people find out the views of their peers? How will you promote the young -Can you resource and support peoples’ power and influence? How canyou make sure people from across the group? your organisation are convinced of the need to change? -Will you listen and act on
    16. 16. AccreditationAward Age/ Partners Time to Content External How Approximate costs ability achieve award requirements assessed?Duke of Age 14-25 Schools 12-18 months Volunteering: library volunteer. Expedition: No cost for libraryEdinburgh highly Youth service Skills: Taking part in library N/A to libraries. serviceAward motivated. activities e.g. reading groupsYouth Age 11-19 Youth work 30-120hrs. 6- Any library based activity can None £48 p/a to register.Achievement/ Any ability partners 15hrs for a be counted towards Awards £5-11.20 per YP.Challenge Challenge aligned to YP needs/ interests £130 staff training.Getting Age 14-25 Youth worker; 120hrs for a Units on Using Information, Exploring Risks and £20 per YP plus £8Connected Suitable school Profile of Getting and Giving Support Coping with Feelings per unit. £350 staff for NEET learning Achievement are particularly relevant to more appropriate to training - optional YP. mentor, PRU. 30hrs per unit library activities youth workers.ASDAN Age 13-19 Youth work 10-60 hours Any library-based activity can None £58.75 to register;Activities Any ability partners (Usually 30 hrs be counted. Awards aligned to £4.75 per YP; for the Award) YP’s needs & interests £79 staff training.V50 and other Age 14-25 Cabinet Ideally within Volunteering: YP volunteer for None V100 None. Organisationsvinspired Any ability. Office 12 months. 10hrs (v10), 50hrs (v50) needs a can advertiseawards England 100hrs (v100). Hrs logged referee. opportunities on the only online or by mobile app. Once site too. hrs completed, YP receive certificate.Arts Award Age 7-25 Arts Council No time limit. Creative - Any art or media None Portfolios Adviser training 95- England/ Gold- 90hrs; activity can count towards an assessed £110; YP’s materials Trinity Silver - 60hrs; Arts Award. by a £3-£6 Bronze - 40hrs moderator. Moderation & Explore - 25hrs; certificates: Discover -20hrs £2.50-£32
    17. 17. Fundraising and collaboration• Youth Voice funds• National Citizenship Service• vCashpoint• O2 ThinkBig• European Youth Programme
    18. 18. Using the URO as a framework, plan a year-round youth volunteer offerConsider:• Volunteer role(s) for each hook• Who you will work with• How you could involve young people• Timescales and milestones• Resource implications• Next steps
    19. 19. “Before being involved in Reading Activists, I wouldnever have dreamed I could help organize authorevents or interview people, I would have beenreally scared and worried. There’s so many skillsI’ve learnt, and things it’s opened me up to do, andI’m much better at reading now, and moreconfident all round. Having Padgate Library withReading Activist opportunities stops kids hangingaround on the street, and gets them to see whatlibraries can do for them”. Tom Hotson, 15, Reading Activist, Warrington
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