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  • Library Link Victoria was introduced in January 2010 for the public, it is a free Victoria wide interlibrary loans system used by 95%of Victorian public libraries. We have received over 500 requests and have despatched approximately 95 items.North Fitzroy Community Hub : significant progress has been made, during 09/10 concept design phase is nearing conclusion. Concept design group has worked with architects, soil contamination assessment, draft Transport Impact assessment and the Planning Scheme Amendment C126 process with panel hearing in June 2010.Collection Development Policy was developed and adopted by Council in February 2010. Work on the collection management plan will now be carried out.A range of Activities have occurred including Chinese Reading Month in August with poets and Chinese writers and Vietnamese Reading Month in May, attended by over 100 people. Poet Peter Bakowski read at North Fitzroy in April, Gleyns Osborne and Kylie Gusset spoke, Australia’s Biggest Morning tea at Richmond to raise money for Caner Council and Reconciliation Week event in June with Kutcha Edwards, Joe Geia and Lady Lash performing.Opening Hours Review was carried out during May/June with online and hard copy surveys in Chinese, Arabic and Vietnamese translated material, sessions in Chinese and Vietnamese, over 500 surveys received. A draft report of recommendations is being written and we should see the draft before the end of October. It is anticipated that the findings will be a driver for strategic and financial proposals for the 2011/12 year.
  • The library has developed collaborative partnerships with other Council departments and community organisations.Two meetings have been held over the past year with representatives of Friends of the libraries groups,NFZ stakeholder meetings held, 5 branch meetings held October- November through customer service forms, information posted on Councils’ webpage regarding North Fitzroy Community Hub development. Routine promotion and information on Yarra Libraries activities and events. The Consultative Committee will continue to work on a framework for future consultation.A report on the Strategic Plan Year Two actions went to council in September with a list of priority projects for 2010/11. Key actions will include North Fitzroy community Hub development, the design development phase of the project will be progressed in 2010/11. A Youth worker will be employed to pursue opportunities with local service providers to introduce positive initiatives in the local community. Branch plans will be developed to review renewal requirements for infrastructure. The library resources tender will be developed in conjunction it Procurement Australia. A further LMS upgrade will be conducted. RFID will be investigated to be introduced at North Fitzroy. Local Hisotry Plan will require liaison it historical societies, top provide information and awareness of Yarra’ heritage and resources that need to be conserved.With the assistance of a Victorian government grant, we have upgraded to a (Blue socket) new wireless network that will be more reliable and faster.The SWIFT consortium now has 16 members with Mitchell Shire the latest member. The consortium has been enormously popular. Over 158,000 holds weer placed last year. Yarra supplied 54,560 items and borrowed 64,302 an increase of 100% and 80% on previous year.There was a system upgrade in July and recently the introduction of the use of iphone app to assist with searching, placing holds and renewing on an iPhone.The PC booking system (Envisonware ) was introduced in October 2009 and computer usage has risen to 72,515 an increase of 5% on the previous year.
  • Collingwood Library 2010

    1. 1. Yarra Libraries Your Library 2010
    2. 2. Yarra Libraries Public Meetings 2010 "The public library is a profoundly important cultural, economic and social institution. Libraries collect and disseminate information; they provide comfortable and convenient places for people to read and learn; their physical spaces form meeting places for community groups; being free and open for all they help to create a fairer society” Libraries Building Communities Study Feb 2005
    3. 3. Yarra Libraries Public Meetings 2010
    4. 4. Yarra Libraries Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012 plan update Yarra Libraries – a snapshot: - • Five branch libraries: Richmond/Collingwood/Fitzroy/North Fitzroy/Carlton • Our sixth branch - virtual library @ providing 24 hr access • welcome over 563,485 people to branches in 2009/10 • 49,773 Yarra Libraries members • 1,180,581 loans 2009/10 • 83,765 reference enquiries 2009/10 • 72,515 PC bookings 2009/10
    5. 5. Home Library Servi Moon Lantern Activity Reconciliation Event Fitzroy Library June 2010
    6. 6. 10/11 projects • Librarylink Victoria –introduced in January 2010,approx. 95 items per month despatched • NFZ • Collection Development Policy • Activities – 24,952 attended 738 activities. • OHR
    7. 7. Yarra Libraries Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012 plan update Our Mission - To be a dynamic public library service which provides a welcoming, inclusive and stimulating environment where lifelong habits of learning, self-empowerment and self-expression are encouraged, a love of reading is nurtured, and where patrons can meet their educational, information and recreational needs.
    8. 8. We achieve this by: • Providing current and accessible collections in relevant formats, both print and electronic, and languages • Encouraging the love of reading, the joy of learning, and offering the assistance people need to find, evaluate, and use electronic and print information resources to enhance the individual's quality of life • Building on the strengths of our five libraries as distinct, welcoming and stimulating community spaces where people can connect locally • Ensuring we have friendly, professional and well-trained staff • Providing information services using the latest technologies • Tailoring resources, programs & services that support our community and their right to lifelong learning
    9. 9. Yarra Libraries Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012 Plan update Our Action Plan: • Information & Communication Technology • Collections and Services • Community Engagement • People & Culture • Finance & Assets
    10. 10. Yarra Libraries Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012 plan update Our Action Plan: - • North Fitzroy Community Hub : major priority for the next three years • Library resources tender process: work with Procurement Australia to identify panel of suppliers, ensure Collection Development outcomes, development of Local History Plan • Web page interactivity: capacity including blogging and resource reviews • Progressive alignment of staffing and services, open hours review recommendations • Radio Frequency IDentification: RFID investigation • Development of Branch Plans: operations, capital - for future strategic and capital planning • Youth Worker at Fitzroy Library – introduce positive engagement and initiatives with neighbourhood
    11. 11. • Integration • Terms of Reference for Consultation • Strategic Plan • WiFi Access • SWIFT Consortium Membership • PC Booking System
    12. 12. Reporting back • North Fitzroy Community Hub Development: report back • Opening Hours Review draft report in process • Community consultation:NFZ, OHR Community meetings held • An addition of 26,230 items to the collection this year including 4,481 Items for CALD communities
    13. 13. Collingwood
    14. 14. Collingwood Library • 84,721 visits to Collingwood Library • 147,105 items borrowed • 19,951 reference queries answered
    15. 15. Activities • 119 activities attended by 2982 people • Activities include weekly storytimes, toddler times, Little Sing and school holidays events • Book and tea tasting
    16. 16. Partnerships • Living Libraries • Willowview Book Groups
    17. 17. Recent highlights • August – author Colin McLaren discussed his new book Sunflower • September – Autumn Moon Festival celebrated with a lantern-making workshop • September/October school holidays – a very successful storytime at the Collingwood Farm, and a theatre show here at the library
    18. 18. Libraries of the world: Library 10 Helsinki
    19. 19. DOK Library (Delft, Amsterdam)
    20. 20. Malmo City Library (Sweden)
    21. 21. Thank you for coming