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The Hive Mind: supporting community wellbeing in an integrated public and university library

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Presentation by Madalene George and EmmaCampbell, University of Worcester at ALISS wellbeing conference 21st August 2019

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The Hive Mind: supporting community wellbeing in an integrated public and university library

  1. 1. The Hive Mind: supporting community wellbeing in an integrated public and university library Madalene George & Emma Campbell University of Worcester
  2. 2. Let’s start with some introductions…
  3. 3. 40 events across 6 sites and 1276 attendees from 30 different institutions This year 1 week pilot in 2015 Study Happy coordinator recruited for a further 1 year pilot in 2016-17 academic year Inclusive year- round programme for GCSE, 6th form, FE & HE students from Worcester & elsewhere Library.worc.ac.uk/study-happy
  4. 4. STEP 1: Define Your Aims Healthier Happier Smarter Helping students to feel:
  5. 5. Don’t forget about IMPACT!
  6. 6. STEP 2: Identify needs and fill gaps
  7. 7. STEP 3: Work with what you already have
  8. 8. STEP 4: Time it perfectly Consider your audience’s schedule.
  9. 9. Budget isn’t everything Don’t be afraid of a light-touch approach
  10. 10. Look for new opportunities to engage with your audiences Consider your value as a venue
  11. 11. Learn from your failures Be honest about your project but don’t despair!
  12. 12. Communicate the impact Align your impact measures for maximum effect
  13. 13. Make impact accessible and engaging Consider using impact to market future events
  14. 14. Madalene George Student Engagement Coordinator & Study Happy Coordinator m.george@worc.ac.uk Emma Campbell Library Customer Advisor e.campbell@worc.ac.uk

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