Libraries for Life Presentation HE/FE Librarians Wales

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Libraries for Life Presentation HE/FE Librarians Wales

  1. 1. Libraries for Life Regional Development Officers (RDO’s) South East : Rachel Rosser/Christine Clark South West : Angela Jones Evans/Sarah Boyd Mid Wales : Sharon Crossan North Wales : Angela Haynes
  2. 2. What is ‘Libraries for Life’? <ul><li>Strategic development programme funded by the Welsh Assembly Government to improve library & information services in Wales for all. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main Priorities <ul><li>Place citizen at the heart of service delivery & provide local free access to a wide range of resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop integrated network of libraries and partnerships to exchange best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Develop innovative services to meet changing needs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide staff development opportunities: staff as valued, skilled assets </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Team Project Managers CyMAL Rheinallt Jones Alyson Tyler RDO’s 2 x South East 2 x South West 1 x Mid Wales 1 x North Wales Staff Development CyMAL Denise Lavis Marketing Officers CyMAL Nichola Williams Jane Purdie Partners Public libraries Private libraries HE/FE/Schools Health Service Prison service SCL LlGC NLW Ceri Skinner Paul Bevan Kathy Murphy
  5. 5. RDO Role Internal: Staff Increase library profile: Promote services Attract new members Sharing good practice Pilot Projects Partnership Building/ Working Collaboratively Funding opportunities External: Customer needs Quality assurance
  6. 6. The Strands <ul><li>Strand 2 – </li></ul><ul><li>Online content & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Strand 3 – </li></ul><ul><li>Regional library partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>& framework </li></ul><ul><li>Strand 4 – </li></ul><ul><li>National marketing strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Strand 5 – </li></ul><ul><li>Developing workforce skills </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of Good Practice <ul><li>ILM Leadership Training </li></ul><ul><li>New reading groups </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Reads pilot project: FE & public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Skills audit/TNA </li></ul><ul><li>Online services </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mid Wales Partnership <ul><li>Cadwyn Y Canolbarth </li></ul><ul><li>2 Public Library Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>2 Health Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>2 HE Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>1 FE Library </li></ul><ul><li>Large rural population </li></ul><ul><li>Linc Y Canolbarth Partnership </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cadwyn Y Canolbarth The Story So Far… <ul><li>Ethnic Service Provision Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Training, Development and Networking Events </li></ul><ul><li>Six Book Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Land, Life and Leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership Working Outside Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative E-book Collection </li></ul><ul><li>I.L.L Scheme </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where can I find out more? <ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Toolkit Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.canolbarth.org.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pagecast / Start Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.pageflakes.co.uk/cadwynycanolbarth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.blogger.co.uk/cadwynycanolbarth </li></ul></ul>

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