Broadening your skills:  The Bexley public library experience Ann Donovan and Rachel Edwards [email_address] [email_addres...
The Golden Thread <ul><li>Bexley’s Community Strategy 2008-2018 </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Annual ...
From invisible to visible <ul><li>Know the key aims which drive forward your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Prove your own...
Book Crawl and Book Ahead Book Crawl launch with children’s entertainer Dizzy Lolly  Presentation of Book Ahead workshop c...
Book Ahead and Book Crawl <ul><li>Project, event, budget and staff management </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing  </li></ul><ul><...
Private Peaceful Rose Bruford students performing  Private Peaceful  at Central Library
Private Peaceful <ul><li>Key skills gained from project: </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning and management </li></ul><ul><...
Living Libraries Pictures provided courtesy of The Human Library website http://humanlibrary.org
Living Libraries <ul><li>Insight and practical experience of higher level strategic planning  </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiatin...
Chatterbooks
Chatterbooks <ul><li>Key skills developed from this project: </li></ul><ul><li>Event, project, staff and budget management...
Well Read
Well Read <ul><li>Key skills developed from this project: </li></ul><ul><li>Journalist and interview skills </li></ul><ul>...
Bex-L Visit our website at: http://eps.bexley.gov.uk/rooms
Bex-L <ul><li>Key skills developed from involvement in Bex-L project: </li></ul><ul><li>IT literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Self...
Stock and North Heath Library layout
Stock and North Heath Library Layout <ul><li>Key skills developed from these projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Practical knowled...
Summer Reading Challenge
Opportunities for advocacy: new libraries, Daleks, celebrities and more!
Some of our more  unusual  opportunities!
And finally… <ul><li>If you only take one thing from this presentation… </li></ul><ul><li>Take a desire to find out more a...
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Broadening your skills: the Bexley public library experience

  1. 1. Broadening your skills: The Bexley public library experience Ann Donovan and Rachel Edwards [email_address] [email_address]
  2. 2. The Golden Thread <ul><li>Bexley’s Community Strategy 2008-2018 </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Service Plan for Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian’s Work Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Appraisals process </li></ul><ul><li>Ann’s project </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>Develop services for children and young people </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and encourage use of libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Improve children’s reading skills </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the development of reading skills for children </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the development of reading skills for children </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver a programme of activities for children and young people </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinator of children’s Chatterbooks group </li></ul>
  3. 3. From invisible to visible <ul><li>Know the key aims which drive forward your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Prove your own value </li></ul><ul><li>Link personal aims to corporate aims </li></ul><ul><li>Validate your role </li></ul><ul><li>Add value! </li></ul>This photo of John Austin, local MP, at one of Bexley’s Book Crawl certificate presentations appeared on the House of Commons website.
  4. 4. Book Crawl and Book Ahead Book Crawl launch with children’s entertainer Dizzy Lolly Presentation of Book Ahead workshop certificates
  5. 5. Book Ahead and Book Crawl <ul><li>Project, event, budget and staff management </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating </li></ul><ul><li>Resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership working with graphics department </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating and analysing data </li></ul><ul><li>Report writing </li></ul>Key skills gained from projects:
  6. 6. Private Peaceful Rose Bruford students performing Private Peaceful at Central Library
  7. 7. Private Peaceful <ul><li>Key skills gained from project: </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning and management </li></ul><ul><li>Budget management: event invoicing, particularly in acquiring sale or return books through publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills and partnership working: organising frontline staff for promotion, and during the event, liaising with performers and publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>
  8. 8. Living Libraries Pictures provided courtesy of The Human Library website http://humanlibrary.org
  9. 9. Living Libraries <ul><li>Insight and practical experience of higher level strategic planning </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating at management level </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal writing and research </li></ul><ul><li>Creating opportunities for change </li></ul><ul><li>http://humanlibrary.org/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Chatterbooks
  11. 11. Chatterbooks <ul><li>Key skills developed from this project: </li></ul><ul><li>Event, project, staff and budget management </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>IT skills through setting up central online resource </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and delivering training to frontline staff </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership working with authors and publishers </li></ul>
  12. 12. Well Read
  13. 13. Well Read <ul><li>Key skills developed from this project: </li></ul><ul><li>Journalist and interview skills </li></ul><ul><li>Editing and proof reading </li></ul><ul><li>Team and partnership working </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning and development </li></ul><ul><li>Budget management </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation and creativity </li></ul>Chatterbooks Well Read will feature a personal message from Jacqueline Wilson
  14. 14. Bex-L Visit our website at: http://eps.bexley.gov.uk/rooms
  15. 15. Bex-L <ul><li>Key skills developed from involvement in Bex-L project: </li></ul><ul><li>IT literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Self-reliant learning </li></ul><ul><li>Written communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge management </li></ul><ul><li>Access to online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Wider professional awareness of national initiatives </li></ul>http://eps.bexley.gov.uk/rooms
  16. 16. Stock and North Heath Library layout
  17. 17. Stock and North Heath Library Layout <ul><li>Key skills developed from these projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Practical knowledge of stock layouts and stock promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning to fit stock layout changes into building and refurbishment work. </li></ul><ul><li>Information resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical analysis and implementation </li></ul>
  18. 18. Summer Reading Challenge
  19. 19. Opportunities for advocacy: new libraries, Daleks, celebrities and more!
  20. 20. Some of our more unusual opportunities!
  21. 21. And finally… <ul><li>If you only take one thing from this presentation… </li></ul><ul><li>Take a desire to find out more about the key aims of your organisation and the opportunities they can offer you to develop your skills! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Broadening your skills: The Bexley public library experience Ann Donovan and Rachel Edwards [email_address] [email_address]

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