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Public Libraries' Contribution to National and Local agendas

  1. 1. Public Libraries Information Services’ Contribution to <br />National and Local Agendas<br />City of York Council, 2010<br />Lauren Smith<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br />1. Introduction<br />2. Digital Participation<br />3. E-Democracy<br />4. Employment<br />5. Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />National Agendas<br /><ul><li> National Indicator Set (NIS)
  4. 4. Budget
  5. 5. Coalition document</li></ul>Local Agendas<br /><ul><li> Local Area Agreements
  6. 6. Strategic Priorities
  7. 7. Strategic Partnerships
  8. 8. Neighbourhood Action Plans </li></li></ul><li>Digital Participation<br />Adapted from (BIS, 2010)<br />
  9. 9. Digital Literacy<br />12.5 million people do not have access to internet (BIS, 2010)<br />High percentage enter URL into search bar <br />High percentage do not know how to increase font size <br />
  10. 10. Libraries’ Contribution<br /> Promoting access to digital technology<br /> Reducing digital exclusion <br /> Providing a role for community-based partners<br /> Helping people acquire skills<br /> Key delivery mechanism <br /> National plan for digital participation <br />(MLA, 2010)<br />
  11. 11. Enabling Users<br /> Higher footfall in library-based UKOnlineCentres<br /> 93% of libraries help new members get online<br /> 91% of library authorities provide supported access to help all library customers get online and improve their digital skills (MLA, 2010)<br />
  12. 12. Digital literacy skills<br />One-to-one support<br />Group sessions<br />Library staff<br />Volunteers <br />Third party organisations (MLA, 2010)<br />Photo by San Jose Library<br />Enabling Users cont.<br />
  13. 13. Government Priorities for<br />Digital Participation<br /><ul><li>Affordability
  14. 14. In relation to equipment and ongoing costs;
  15. 15. Capability and relevance
  16. 16. Ensuring all citizens have the skills, motivation and confidence they need;
  17. 17. Availability
  18. 18. Ensuring wide availability of key services
  19. 19. Universal Service Commitment for Broadband (Digital Britain, 2009).</li></li></ul><li>Agendas<br />Audit Commission, 2010<br />
  20. 20. Digital Democracy<br /> Online communication between individuals, groups, such as activist groups, councillors and politicians to campaign about specific issues.<br /> “70% of respondents agree that the internet makes it easier for them to participate in civic and political activities” (Williamson, 2010)<br />Photo by kitoy<br />
  21. 21. Libraries’ Contribution<br /><ul><li>Consultation
  22. 22. Public Participation Scheme
  23. 23. Local information
  24. 24. Direct links to key contacts
  25. 25. Debate sessions
  26. 26. Surgeries
  27. 27. Manifestos</li></li></ul><li>Agendas<br />IdeA, 2010<br />Coalition Programme<br />“encourage volunteering and involvement in social action”(HM Government, 2010).<br />
  28. 28. Local & National Budgets<br />Budget Cuts<br /><ul><li> £6.2 bn to tackle UK's £156bn budget deficit (Financial Times, 24th May 2010).</li></ul>Democratic Engagement Saves Money<br /><ul><li> Better information on citizen needs and attitudes help to target cuts and spending
  29. 29. Savings or higher revenues result in stronger economic development (Zacharzewski, 2010).</li></ul>Photo by hitthatswitch<br />
  30. 30. <ul><li> Savings in social care through informed personal choice
  31. 31. Savings through better oversight
  32. 32. Increased civic productivity (Zacharzewski, 2010).</li></ul>Photo by voobie<br />Local & National Budgets cont.<br />
  33. 33. Employment<br />People need to be able to:<br /> Write a CV <br /> Write supporting statements<br /> Search the internet for jobs<br /> Apply for jobs online<br /> Set up an email account<br />Can be overwhelming (SCL, 2009)<br />Photo by gtmcknight<br />
  34. 34. Library Provision<br /><ul><li> Access to the internet
  35. 35. Printing facilities
  36. 36. IT classes
  37. 37. Practical guidance
  38. 38. “Quiet, relaxed and informal setting” (SCL, 2009)</li></ul>Image by Adam Melanchon<br />
  39. 39. Information Provision<br />
  40. 40. Partnerships<br /> CAB, CVS, Job Centre<br /> Informal talks<br /> One-to-one consultation <br /> Walk-through applications<br /> Job helpdesks<br />Photo by davidsilver<br />
  41. 41. Agendas<br />IdeA, 2010<br />
  42. 42. Conclusion<br />Contribution to local and national agendas<br />Digital literacy & information resources<br />Online services emergent resource<br />Edinburgh Libraries (2010)<br />
  43. 43. References<br />Audit Commission (2010). National indicators for local authorities and local authority partnerships information portal [Online]. London: Audit Commission. http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/localgov/audit/nis/Pages/niguidancesearch.aspx [Accessed 30 May 2010].<br />Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (2009). Digital Britain Final Report [Online]. Kew: The Stationery Office Limited. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/digitalbritain-finalreport-jun09.pdf [Accessed 29 May 2010].<br />HM Government (2010). The Coalition: our programme for government [Online]. London: HM Stationery Office. www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/409088/pfg_coalition.pdf [Accessed 30 May 2010].<br />City of York Council (2008). YORK – Our ‘Story of Place’: Evidence Base to support the refresh of the Sustainable Community Strategy and negotiation of the Local Area Agreement 2008/09 – 2010/11 [Online]. York: York City Council. http://www.yorkwow.org.uk/documents/attachment64.pdf [Accessed 28 May 2010].<br />IDeA (2010). 2010 LAA Refresh York City [Online]. London: IDeA. http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/aio/18382083 [Accessed 29 May 2010].<br />
  44. 44. MLA (2010). Role of public libraries in supporting and promoting digital participation [Online]. Leicester: CLE. http://research.mla.gov.uk/evidence/documents/public-libraries-and-digital-participation-mla.pdf [Accessed 29 May 2010].<br />Parker, G. (2010). “UK coalition reveals £6.2bn budget cuts”. The Financial Times, 24 May [Online]. www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e7704314-6721-11df-bf08-00144feab49a.html [Accessed 1 June 2010].<br />Senyucel, Z. (2008). 'Impact of ICTs on User-Provider Relations: Perspectives from UK Local Authorities'. Information Technology & People, 21 (4), 401-414.<br />Society of Chief Librarians (2009). Giving people the tools for the job [Online]. http://www.goscl.com/giving-people-the-tools-for-the-job/ [Accessed 29 May 2010].<br />Williamson, A. (2010). Digital citizens and democratic engagement [Online]. London: Hansard Society. http://hansardsociety.org.uk/files/folders/2345/download.aspx [Accessed 29 May 2010].<br />Zacharzewski, A. (2010). Democracy pays: How democratic engagement can cut the cost of government [Online]. Brighton: The Democratic Society.http://www.demsoc.org/static/Financial-Case-white-paper.pdf [Accessed 29 May 2010].<br />
  45. 45. Thank you for listening<br />Photo by libraryman<br />http://www.slideshare.net/laurensmith<br />

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