SlideShare a Scribd company logo

A public library strategy for the future

Presentation to the CILIP Cymru Wales 2016 conference in Swansea

1 of 35
Download to read offline
Strategies for the future of public libraries
Nick Poole, Chief Executive, CILIP
CILIP Wales Conference 2016
Public libraries aren’t dying – they’re changing (again)
Times like these calls for solidarity and empathy – personally and professionally.
This downturn in the fortunes of public libraries is longer and deeper than
many of those that preceded it because it is the product of at least 3 waves of
change: technological change, social change and economic change.
This too shall pass...
“Approximate Statistical view of the Principal Public Libraries of Europe and the
United States of America” (Edwards,1849)
We’ve been here before (many times)...
Report from the Select Committee on Public Libraries;
together with Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of
Evidence and Appendix (23.06.1849)
• A National Strategy for public libraries
• Public use of University Libraries
• Public Access to the British (Museum) Library
• Responsibilities of Local Councils
• A ha’penny tax to fund & furnish buildings
• Crowd/private funding for book stock (!)
Radical librarianship...
Report of the Parliamentary debate:
• “it was argued that...the rate paying middle and
upper classes would be paying for a service that
would be mainly used by the working classes.
One argued that the "people have too much
knowledge already: it was much easier to
manage them twenty years ago; the more
education people get the more difficult they are
to manage.”
Radical librarianship...

Recommended

Securing the future: The library & information profession
Securing the future: The library & information professionSecuring the future: The library & information profession
Securing the future: The library & information professionNicholas Poole
 
Championing Library, Information & Knowledge Professionals in Healthcare
Championing Library, Information & Knowledge Professionals in HealthcareChampioning Library, Information & Knowledge Professionals in Healthcare
Championing Library, Information & Knowledge Professionals in HealthcareNicholas Poole
 
CILIP Action Plan & key challenges for 2020
CILIP Action Plan & key challenges for 2020CILIP Action Plan & key challenges for 2020
CILIP Action Plan & key challenges for 2020Nicholas Poole
 
The way forward for Englands Public Libraries
The way forward for Englands Public LibrariesThe way forward for Englands Public Libraries
The way forward for Englands Public LibrariesNicholas Poole
 
Public Policy Exchange event - the Future of Local Libraries
Public Policy Exchange event - the Future of Local LibrariesPublic Policy Exchange event - the Future of Local Libraries
Public Policy Exchange event - the Future of Local LibrariesNicholas Poole
 
Public libraries supporting learning
Public libraries supporting learningPublic libraries supporting learning
Public libraries supporting learningNicholas Poole
 
The Future of School Libraries - CILIP presentation
The Future of School Libraries - CILIP presentationThe Future of School Libraries - CILIP presentation
The Future of School Libraries - CILIP presentationNicholas Poole
 
The future of the information professional
The future of the information professionalThe future of the information professional
The future of the information professionalCILIP
 

More Related Content

What's hot

CILIP Action Plan 2016-2020 & School Libraries
CILIP Action Plan 2016-2020 & School LibrariesCILIP Action Plan 2016-2020 & School Libraries
CILIP Action Plan 2016-2020 & School LibrariesCILIP
 
Library Strategies Workshop
Library Strategies WorkshopLibrary Strategies Workshop
Library Strategies WorkshopNicholas Poole
 
Presenting the impact of your library version 2
Presenting the impact of your library version 2Presenting the impact of your library version 2
Presenting the impact of your library version 2Cadwyn Y Canolbarth
 
CILIP and Open Access
CILIP and Open AccessCILIP and Open Access
CILIP and Open AccessCILIP
 
Shape the Future: A shared vision for CILIP
Shape the Future: A shared vision for CILIPShape the Future: A shared vision for CILIP
Shape the Future: A shared vision for CILIPCILIP
 
Sector update – Libraries powering recovery
Sector update – Libraries powering recoverySector update – Libraries powering recovery
Sector update – Libraries powering recoveryCILIP
 
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: Workshop 02: Internati...
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: Workshop 02: Internati...Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: Workshop 02: Internati...
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: Workshop 02: Internati...CILIP
 
Working Internationally for Libraries
Working Internationally for LibrariesWorking Internationally for Libraries
Working Internationally for LibrariesCILIP
 
Shape the Future - developing CILIP's Strategy to 2020
Shape the Future - developing CILIP's Strategy to 2020Shape the Future - developing CILIP's Strategy to 2020
Shape the Future - developing CILIP's Strategy to 2020CILIP
 
The Reading Agency: Supporting libraries and their users through the pandemic
The Reading Agency: Supporting libraries and their users through the pandemicThe Reading Agency: Supporting libraries and their users through the pandemic
The Reading Agency: Supporting libraries and their users through the pandemicCILIP
 
The role of professional ethics at CILIP
The role of professional ethics at CILIP The role of professional ethics at CILIP
The role of professional ethics at CILIP CILIP
 
Introducing Investors in Collections
Introducing Investors in CollectionsIntroducing Investors in Collections
Introducing Investors in CollectionsNicholas Poole
 
Towards an Information Literacy Strategy for Scotland
Towards an Information Literacy Strategy for ScotlandTowards an Information Literacy Strategy for Scotland
Towards an Information Literacy Strategy for ScotlandCILIPScotland
 
Green Library Services for Sustainable Development
Green Library Services for Sustainable DevelopmentGreen Library Services for Sustainable Development
Green Library Services for Sustainable DevelopmentDavid Nzoputa Ofili
 
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: IFLA's vision of inter...
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: IFLA's vision of inter...Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: IFLA's vision of inter...
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: IFLA's vision of inter...CILIP
 
United we stand
United we standUnited we stand
United we standCILIP
 
Every Child a Library Member evaluation
Every Child a Library Member evaluationEvery Child a Library Member evaluation
Every Child a Library Member evaluationCILIPScotland
 

What's hot (20)

CILIP Action Plan 2016-2020 & School Libraries
CILIP Action Plan 2016-2020 & School LibrariesCILIP Action Plan 2016-2020 & School Libraries
CILIP Action Plan 2016-2020 & School Libraries
 
Library Strategies Workshop
Library Strategies WorkshopLibrary Strategies Workshop
Library Strategies Workshop
 
Presenting the impact of your library version 2
Presenting the impact of your library version 2Presenting the impact of your library version 2
Presenting the impact of your library version 2
 
CILIP and Open Access
CILIP and Open AccessCILIP and Open Access
CILIP and Open Access
 
Shape the Future: A shared vision for CILIP
Shape the Future: A shared vision for CILIPShape the Future: A shared vision for CILIP
Shape the Future: A shared vision for CILIP
 
Sector update – Libraries powering recovery
Sector update – Libraries powering recoverySector update – Libraries powering recovery
Sector update – Libraries powering recovery
 
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: Workshop 02: Internati...
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: Workshop 02: Internati...Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: Workshop 02: Internati...
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: Workshop 02: Internati...
 
Working Internationally for Libraries
Working Internationally for LibrariesWorking Internationally for Libraries
Working Internationally for Libraries
 
Shape the Future - developing CILIP's Strategy to 2020
Shape the Future - developing CILIP's Strategy to 2020Shape the Future - developing CILIP's Strategy to 2020
Shape the Future - developing CILIP's Strategy to 2020
 
The Reading Agency: Supporting libraries and their users through the pandemic
The Reading Agency: Supporting libraries and their users through the pandemicThe Reading Agency: Supporting libraries and their users through the pandemic
The Reading Agency: Supporting libraries and their users through the pandemic
 
The role of professional ethics at CILIP
The role of professional ethics at CILIP The role of professional ethics at CILIP
The role of professional ethics at CILIP
 
Introducing Investors in Collections
Introducing Investors in CollectionsIntroducing Investors in Collections
Introducing Investors in Collections
 
Competition For Library Services
Competition For Library ServicesCompetition For Library Services
Competition For Library Services
 
Towards an Information Literacy Strategy for Scotland
Towards an Information Literacy Strategy for ScotlandTowards an Information Literacy Strategy for Scotland
Towards an Information Literacy Strategy for Scotland
 
Green Library Services for Sustainable Development
Green Library Services for Sustainable DevelopmentGreen Library Services for Sustainable Development
Green Library Services for Sustainable Development
 
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: IFLA's vision of inter...
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: IFLA's vision of inter...Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: IFLA's vision of inter...
Working Internationally for Libraries Conference 2021: IFLA's vision of inter...
 
Whats On Winter 2018
Whats On Winter 2018Whats On Winter 2018
Whats On Winter 2018
 
United we stand
United we standUnited we stand
United we stand
 
ARLG 2019 Stewart: Research, impact and telling the story
ARLG 2019 Stewart: Research, impact and telling the storyARLG 2019 Stewart: Research, impact and telling the story
ARLG 2019 Stewart: Research, impact and telling the story
 
Every Child a Library Member evaluation
Every Child a Library Member evaluationEvery Child a Library Member evaluation
Every Child a Library Member evaluation
 

Viewers also liked

A Strategy for Public Libraries in England
A Strategy for Public Libraries in EnglandA Strategy for Public Libraries in England
A Strategy for Public Libraries in EnglandCILIP
 
Surviving and Thriving - Presentation at CILIP/LAI 2016 Conference
Surviving and Thriving - Presentation at CILIP/LAI 2016 ConferenceSurviving and Thriving - Presentation at CILIP/LAI 2016 Conference
Surviving and Thriving - Presentation at CILIP/LAI 2016 ConferenceCILIP
 
Promoting Libraries
Promoting LibrariesPromoting Libraries
Promoting LibrariesCILIP
 
CILIP AGM 2016, Leeds - Year-in-review
CILIP AGM 2016, Leeds - Year-in-reviewCILIP AGM 2016, Leeds - Year-in-review
CILIP AGM 2016, Leeds - Year-in-reviewCILIP
 
Library Strategies Workshop
Library Strategies WorkshopLibrary Strategies Workshop
Library Strategies WorkshopCILIP
 
Welcome to the Collections Trust
Welcome to the Collections TrustWelcome to the Collections Trust
Welcome to the Collections TrustNicholas Poole
 
Update and forward plan for ENUMERATE - Digitisation intelligence for Europe
Update and forward plan for ENUMERATE - Digitisation intelligence for EuropeUpdate and forward plan for ENUMERATE - Digitisation intelligence for Europe
Update and forward plan for ENUMERATE - Digitisation intelligence for EuropeNicholas Poole
 
Creative Conversations
Creative ConversationsCreative Conversations
Creative ConversationsNicholas Poole
 
On A New Threshold: Experiments In Gaming, Retail And Performance Design To S...
On A New Threshold: Experiments In Gaming, Retail And Performance Design To S...On A New Threshold: Experiments In Gaming, Retail And Performance Design To S...
On A New Threshold: Experiments In Gaming, Retail And Performance Design To S...rdp5
 
How your Museum can Win
How your Museum can WinHow your Museum can Win
How your Museum can WinNicholas Poole
 
Data, méthodes quantitatives, visualisation, stats… (Très) brève introduction...
Data, méthodes quantitatives, visualisation, stats… (Très) brève introduction...Data, méthodes quantitatives, visualisation, stats… (Très) brève introduction...
Data, méthodes quantitatives, visualisation, stats… (Très) brève introduction...Antoine Courtin
 
CT/ACE Collections Management Traineeship Programme
CT/ACE Collections Management Traineeship ProgrammeCT/ACE Collections Management Traineeship Programme
CT/ACE Collections Management Traineeship ProgrammeNicholas Poole
 
Collections Trust Skills Seminar - 'Going Digital'
Collections Trust Skills Seminar - 'Going Digital'Collections Trust Skills Seminar - 'Going Digital'
Collections Trust Skills Seminar - 'Going Digital'Nicholas Poole
 
Adéquation Web 2.0 et musées #webmus
Adéquation Web 2.0 et musées    #webmusAdéquation Web 2.0 et musées    #webmus
Adéquation Web 2.0 et musées #webmusSamuel Bausson
 
E-Marketing Strategy for Museum business
E-Marketing Strategy for Museum businessE-Marketing Strategy for Museum business
E-Marketing Strategy for Museum businessSuebsak Liwlak
 
N Proctor Pompidou11 Feb09fr
N Proctor Pompidou11 Feb09frN Proctor Pompidou11 Feb09fr
N Proctor Pompidou11 Feb09frNancy Proctor
 
Rencontres Wikimédia Paris 2010
Rencontres Wikimédia Paris 2010Rencontres Wikimédia Paris 2010
Rencontres Wikimédia Paris 2010DRUBAY Diane
 
Parry, Poole and Pratty on Muiseums and the Semantic Web
Parry, Poole and Pratty on Muiseums and the Semantic WebParry, Poole and Pratty on Muiseums and the Semantic Web
Parry, Poole and Pratty on Muiseums and the Semantic Webrdp5
 

Viewers also liked (20)

A Strategy for Public Libraries in England
A Strategy for Public Libraries in EnglandA Strategy for Public Libraries in England
A Strategy for Public Libraries in England
 
Surviving and Thriving - Presentation at CILIP/LAI 2016 Conference
Surviving and Thriving - Presentation at CILIP/LAI 2016 ConferenceSurviving and Thriving - Presentation at CILIP/LAI 2016 Conference
Surviving and Thriving - Presentation at CILIP/LAI 2016 Conference
 
Promoting Libraries
Promoting LibrariesPromoting Libraries
Promoting Libraries
 
CILIP AGM 2016, Leeds - Year-in-review
CILIP AGM 2016, Leeds - Year-in-reviewCILIP AGM 2016, Leeds - Year-in-review
CILIP AGM 2016, Leeds - Year-in-review
 
Library Strategies Workshop
Library Strategies WorkshopLibrary Strategies Workshop
Library Strategies Workshop
 
Welcome to the Collections Trust
Welcome to the Collections TrustWelcome to the Collections Trust
Welcome to the Collections Trust
 
Update and forward plan for ENUMERATE - Digitisation intelligence for Europe
Update and forward plan for ENUMERATE - Digitisation intelligence for EuropeUpdate and forward plan for ENUMERATE - Digitisation intelligence for Europe
Update and forward plan for ENUMERATE - Digitisation intelligence for Europe
 
Creative Conversations
Creative ConversationsCreative Conversations
Creative Conversations
 
Pensez transerval
Pensez transervalPensez transerval
Pensez transerval
 
On A New Threshold: Experiments In Gaming, Retail And Performance Design To S...
On A New Threshold: Experiments In Gaming, Retail And Performance Design To S...On A New Threshold: Experiments In Gaming, Retail And Performance Design To S...
On A New Threshold: Experiments In Gaming, Retail And Performance Design To S...
 
How your Museum can Win
How your Museum can WinHow your Museum can Win
How your Museum can Win
 
Data, méthodes quantitatives, visualisation, stats… (Très) brève introduction...
Data, méthodes quantitatives, visualisation, stats… (Très) brève introduction...Data, méthodes quantitatives, visualisation, stats… (Très) brève introduction...
Data, méthodes quantitatives, visualisation, stats… (Très) brève introduction...
 
CT/ACE Collections Management Traineeship Programme
CT/ACE Collections Management Traineeship ProgrammeCT/ACE Collections Management Traineeship Programme
CT/ACE Collections Management Traineeship Programme
 
Collections Trust Skills Seminar - 'Going Digital'
Collections Trust Skills Seminar - 'Going Digital'Collections Trust Skills Seminar - 'Going Digital'
Collections Trust Skills Seminar - 'Going Digital'
 
Adéquation Web 2.0 et musées #webmus
Adéquation Web 2.0 et musées    #webmusAdéquation Web 2.0 et musées    #webmus
Adéquation Web 2.0 et musées #webmus
 
The Relevant Museum
The Relevant MuseumThe Relevant Museum
The Relevant Museum
 
E-Marketing Strategy for Museum business
E-Marketing Strategy for Museum businessE-Marketing Strategy for Museum business
E-Marketing Strategy for Museum business
 
N Proctor Pompidou11 Feb09fr
N Proctor Pompidou11 Feb09frN Proctor Pompidou11 Feb09fr
N Proctor Pompidou11 Feb09fr
 
Rencontres Wikimédia Paris 2010
Rencontres Wikimédia Paris 2010Rencontres Wikimédia Paris 2010
Rencontres Wikimédia Paris 2010
 
Parry, Poole and Pratty on Muiseums and the Semantic Web
Parry, Poole and Pratty on Muiseums and the Semantic WebParry, Poole and Pratty on Muiseums and the Semantic Web
Parry, Poole and Pratty on Muiseums and the Semantic Web
 

Similar to A public library strategy for the future

CILIP 2018 Review - Nick Poole
CILIP 2018 Review - Nick PooleCILIP 2018 Review - Nick Poole
CILIP 2018 Review - Nick PooleCILIP Ireland
 
Prt ontario abram libraries
Prt ontario abram librariesPrt ontario abram libraries
Prt ontario abram librariesStephen Abram
 
Innovative School Libraries
Innovative School LibrariesInnovative School Libraries
Innovative School LibrariesCILIP
 
Securing the Future – 2018 year in review
Securing the Future – 2018 year in reviewSecuring the Future – 2018 year in review
Securing the Future – 2018 year in reviewCILIP
 
Strategies for Success - delivering sustainable libraries
Strategies for Success - delivering sustainable librariesStrategies for Success - delivering sustainable libraries
Strategies for Success - delivering sustainable librariesCILIP
 
Axiell User Conference, Public Libraries, 3rd May - Nick Poole, CILIP: Strate...
Axiell User Conference, Public Libraries, 3rd May - Nick Poole, CILIP: Strate...Axiell User Conference, Public Libraries, 3rd May - Nick Poole, CILIP: Strate...
Axiell User Conference, Public Libraries, 3rd May - Nick Poole, CILIP: Strate...Axiell UK Public Library
 
Future challenges and opportunities for the Information Profession
Future challenges and opportunities for the Information ProfessionFuture challenges and opportunities for the Information Profession
Future challenges and opportunities for the Information ProfessionCILIP
 
Meaford pl board keynote
Meaford pl board keynoteMeaford pl board keynote
Meaford pl board keynoteStephen Abram
 
Intro Collections Management
Intro Collections ManagementIntro Collections Management
Intro Collections ManagementNicholas Poole
 
CIPR presentation by Alastair McCapra
CIPR presentation by Alastair McCapraCIPR presentation by Alastair McCapra
CIPR presentation by Alastair McCapraCILIP PPRG
 
Qpla montreal may 2016
Qpla montreal may 2016Qpla montreal may 2016
Qpla montreal may 2016Stephen Abram
 
Sk la abram libraries
Sk la abram librariesSk la abram libraries
Sk la abram librariesStephen Abram
 
Securing the Future of Information and Library Skills
Securing the Future of Information and Library SkillsSecuring the Future of Information and Library Skills
Securing the Future of Information and Library SkillsCILIP
 
Making the Right Connections, Irene Knox - CILIP Ireland/ LAI Annual Joint Co...
Making the Right Connections, Irene Knox - CILIP Ireland/ LAI Annual Joint Co...Making the Right Connections, Irene Knox - CILIP Ireland/ LAI Annual Joint Co...
Making the Right Connections, Irene Knox - CILIP Ireland/ LAI Annual Joint Co...CILIP Ireland
 
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007-2017
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007-2017Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007-2017
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007-2017Jacquie Widdowson
 
Brant county pl board keynote
Brant county pl board keynoteBrant county pl board keynote
Brant county pl board keynoteStephen Abram
 
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007 - 2017
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007 - 2017Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007 - 2017
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007 - 2017CILIP
 
Access lab 2020: The Future of Libraries
Access lab 2020: The Future of LibrariesAccess lab 2020: The Future of Libraries
Access lab 2020: The Future of LibrariesOpenAthens
 
The Library of the Future
The Library of the FutureThe Library of the Future
The Library of the FutureNicholas Poole
 
John Scally: The National Library of Scotland: A future vision for all
John Scally: The National Library of Scotland: A future vision for allJohn Scally: The National Library of Scotland: A future vision for all
John Scally: The National Library of Scotland: A future vision for allCILIPScotland
 

Similar to A public library strategy for the future (20)

CILIP 2018 Review - Nick Poole
CILIP 2018 Review - Nick PooleCILIP 2018 Review - Nick Poole
CILIP 2018 Review - Nick Poole
 
Prt ontario abram libraries
Prt ontario abram librariesPrt ontario abram libraries
Prt ontario abram libraries
 
Innovative School Libraries
Innovative School LibrariesInnovative School Libraries
Innovative School Libraries
 
Securing the Future – 2018 year in review
Securing the Future – 2018 year in reviewSecuring the Future – 2018 year in review
Securing the Future – 2018 year in review
 
Strategies for Success - delivering sustainable libraries
Strategies for Success - delivering sustainable librariesStrategies for Success - delivering sustainable libraries
Strategies for Success - delivering sustainable libraries
 
Axiell User Conference, Public Libraries, 3rd May - Nick Poole, CILIP: Strate...
Axiell User Conference, Public Libraries, 3rd May - Nick Poole, CILIP: Strate...Axiell User Conference, Public Libraries, 3rd May - Nick Poole, CILIP: Strate...
Axiell User Conference, Public Libraries, 3rd May - Nick Poole, CILIP: Strate...
 
Future challenges and opportunities for the Information Profession
Future challenges and opportunities for the Information ProfessionFuture challenges and opportunities for the Information Profession
Future challenges and opportunities for the Information Profession
 
Meaford pl board keynote
Meaford pl board keynoteMeaford pl board keynote
Meaford pl board keynote
 
Intro Collections Management
Intro Collections ManagementIntro Collections Management
Intro Collections Management
 
CIPR presentation by Alastair McCapra
CIPR presentation by Alastair McCapraCIPR presentation by Alastair McCapra
CIPR presentation by Alastair McCapra
 
Qpla montreal may 2016
Qpla montreal may 2016Qpla montreal may 2016
Qpla montreal may 2016
 
Sk la abram libraries
Sk la abram librariesSk la abram libraries
Sk la abram libraries
 
Securing the Future of Information and Library Skills
Securing the Future of Information and Library SkillsSecuring the Future of Information and Library Skills
Securing the Future of Information and Library Skills
 
Making the Right Connections, Irene Knox - CILIP Ireland/ LAI Annual Joint Co...
Making the Right Connections, Irene Knox - CILIP Ireland/ LAI Annual Joint Co...Making the Right Connections, Irene Knox - CILIP Ireland/ LAI Annual Joint Co...
Making the Right Connections, Irene Knox - CILIP Ireland/ LAI Annual Joint Co...
 
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007-2017
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007-2017Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007-2017
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007-2017
 
Brant county pl board keynote
Brant county pl board keynoteBrant county pl board keynote
Brant county pl board keynote
 
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007 - 2017
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007 - 2017Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007 - 2017
Advocacy for UK Public Libraries 2007 - 2017
 
Access lab 2020: The Future of Libraries
Access lab 2020: The Future of LibrariesAccess lab 2020: The Future of Libraries
Access lab 2020: The Future of Libraries
 
The Library of the Future
The Library of the FutureThe Library of the Future
The Library of the Future
 
John Scally: The National Library of Scotland: A future vision for all
John Scally: The National Library of Scotland: A future vision for allJohn Scally: The National Library of Scotland: A future vision for all
John Scally: The National Library of Scotland: A future vision for all
 

More from Nicholas Poole

Leading responsible AI - the role of librarians and information professionals
Leading responsible AI - the role of librarians and information professionalsLeading responsible AI - the role of librarians and information professionals
Leading responsible AI - the role of librarians and information professionalsNicholas Poole
 
Knowledge and Information in an age of disruptive change
Knowledge and Information in an age of disruptive changeKnowledge and Information in an age of disruptive change
Knowledge and Information in an age of disruptive changeNicholas Poole
 
Strategies for success in changing times
Strategies for success in changing timesStrategies for success in changing times
Strategies for success in changing timesNicholas Poole
 
CILIP @ 125 - our past, present and future
CILIP @ 125 - our past, present and futureCILIP @ 125 - our past, present and future
CILIP @ 125 - our past, present and futureNicholas Poole
 
Farewell to Ridgmount Street
Farewell to Ridgmount StreetFarewell to Ridgmount Street
Farewell to Ridgmount StreetNicholas Poole
 
Only Connect - Nick Poole at the Festival of Libraries
Only Connect - Nick Poole at the Festival of LibrariesOnly Connect - Nick Poole at the Festival of Libraries
Only Connect - Nick Poole at the Festival of LibrariesNicholas Poole
 
CILIP Round-table on the National Data Strategy consultation
CILIP Round-table on the National Data Strategy consultationCILIP Round-table on the National Data Strategy consultation
CILIP Round-table on the National Data Strategy consultationNicholas Poole
 
The Ethics of Structured Information
The Ethics of Structured InformationThe Ethics of Structured Information
The Ethics of Structured InformationNicholas Poole
 
Great Museums need good Collections Management
Great Museums need good Collections ManagementGreat Museums need good Collections Management
Great Museums need good Collections ManagementNicholas Poole
 
Introducing SPECTRUM in Brazil
Introducing SPECTRUM in BrazilIntroducing SPECTRUM in Brazil
Introducing SPECTRUM in BrazilNicholas Poole
 
Heritage & Creative Learning Framework (by Anna Hansen)
Heritage & Creative Learning Framework (by Anna Hansen)Heritage & Creative Learning Framework (by Anna Hansen)
Heritage & Creative Learning Framework (by Anna Hansen)Nicholas Poole
 
Museum Documentation Today and Tomorrow
Museum Documentation Today and TomorrowMuseum Documentation Today and Tomorrow
Museum Documentation Today and TomorrowNicholas Poole
 

More from Nicholas Poole (13)

Leading responsible AI - the role of librarians and information professionals
Leading responsible AI - the role of librarians and information professionalsLeading responsible AI - the role of librarians and information professionals
Leading responsible AI - the role of librarians and information professionals
 
Knowledge and Information in an age of disruptive change
Knowledge and Information in an age of disruptive changeKnowledge and Information in an age of disruptive change
Knowledge and Information in an age of disruptive change
 
Strategies for success in changing times
Strategies for success in changing timesStrategies for success in changing times
Strategies for success in changing times
 
CILIP's Story
CILIP's StoryCILIP's Story
CILIP's Story
 
CILIP @ 125 - our past, present and future
CILIP @ 125 - our past, present and futureCILIP @ 125 - our past, present and future
CILIP @ 125 - our past, present and future
 
Farewell to Ridgmount Street
Farewell to Ridgmount StreetFarewell to Ridgmount Street
Farewell to Ridgmount Street
 
Only Connect - Nick Poole at the Festival of Libraries
Only Connect - Nick Poole at the Festival of LibrariesOnly Connect - Nick Poole at the Festival of Libraries
Only Connect - Nick Poole at the Festival of Libraries
 
CILIP Round-table on the National Data Strategy consultation
CILIP Round-table on the National Data Strategy consultationCILIP Round-table on the National Data Strategy consultation
CILIP Round-table on the National Data Strategy consultation
 
The Ethics of Structured Information
The Ethics of Structured InformationThe Ethics of Structured Information
The Ethics of Structured Information
 
Great Museums need good Collections Management
Great Museums need good Collections ManagementGreat Museums need good Collections Management
Great Museums need good Collections Management
 
Introducing SPECTRUM in Brazil
Introducing SPECTRUM in BrazilIntroducing SPECTRUM in Brazil
Introducing SPECTRUM in Brazil
 
Heritage & Creative Learning Framework (by Anna Hansen)
Heritage & Creative Learning Framework (by Anna Hansen)Heritage & Creative Learning Framework (by Anna Hansen)
Heritage & Creative Learning Framework (by Anna Hansen)
 
Museum Documentation Today and Tomorrow
Museum Documentation Today and TomorrowMuseum Documentation Today and Tomorrow
Museum Documentation Today and Tomorrow
 

Recently uploaded

PM 24: TENTATIVE TECHNICAL PROGRAM STRUCTURE
PM 24: TENTATIVE TECHNICAL PROGRAM STRUCTUREPM 24: TENTATIVE TECHNICAL PROGRAM STRUCTURE
PM 24: TENTATIVE TECHNICAL PROGRAM STRUCTUREnissamant
 
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptxMPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptxJo Balucanag - Bitonio
 
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual ReportItem # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Reportahcitycouncil
 
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptxVertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptxNAP Global Network
 
2023 Winter Springs Water and Wastewater Rate Study Presentation
2023 Winter Springs Water and Wastewater Rate Study Presentation2023 Winter Springs Water and Wastewater Rate Study Presentation
2023 Winter Springs Water and Wastewater Rate Study PresentationVictoriaColangelo
 
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...Centre of Policy and Legal Reform
 
United Nations Global Compact Network Georgia 2023 Value Propistion_ENG.pdf
United Nations Global Compact Network Georgia 2023 Value Propistion_ENG.pdfUnited Nations Global Compact Network Georgia 2023 Value Propistion_ENG.pdf
United Nations Global Compact Network Georgia 2023 Value Propistion_ENG.pdfUNGlobalCompactNetwo1
 
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General ElectionItem # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Electionahcitycouncil
 
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)Energy for One World
 
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 PresentationMonroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentationabbystainfield
 
PPT Item # 2 -- Announcements Powerpoint
PPT Item # 2 -- Announcements PowerpointPPT Item # 2 -- Announcements Powerpoint
PPT Item # 2 -- Announcements Powerpointahcitycouncil
 
PPT Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
PPT Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant AwardsPPT Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
PPT Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awardsahcitycouncil
 
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation-Regions4.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation-Regions4.pptxVertical Integration Webinar Presentation-Regions4.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation-Regions4.pptxNAP Global Network
 
PPT Item # 5 - 2024 SMP Agmt Freese & Nichols
PPT Item # 5 - 2024 SMP Agmt Freese & NicholsPPT Item # 5 - 2024 SMP Agmt Freese & Nichols
PPT Item # 5 - 2024 SMP Agmt Freese & Nicholsahcitycouncil
 
UN Summit of the Future: Draft Outcome Document
UN Summit of the Future: Draft Outcome DocumentUN Summit of the Future: Draft Outcome Document
UN Summit of the Future: Draft Outcome DocumentEnergy for One World
 
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdfObservance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdfChristina Parmionova
 
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant AwardsItem # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awardsahcitycouncil
 
Item # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report.pdf
Item # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report.pdfItem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report.pdf
Item # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report.pdfahcitycouncil
 
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC MinutesItem # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutesahcitycouncil
 
Sparks Fire Dept. investigative report into Timothy Egan dropping a senior ci...
Sparks Fire Dept. investigative report into Timothy Egan dropping a senior ci...Sparks Fire Dept. investigative report into Timothy Egan dropping a senior ci...
Sparks Fire Dept. investigative report into Timothy Egan dropping a senior ci...This Is Reno
 

Recently uploaded (20)

PM 24: TENTATIVE TECHNICAL PROGRAM STRUCTURE
PM 24: TENTATIVE TECHNICAL PROGRAM STRUCTUREPM 24: TENTATIVE TECHNICAL PROGRAM STRUCTURE
PM 24: TENTATIVE TECHNICAL PROGRAM STRUCTURE
 
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptxMPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
 
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual ReportItem # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
 
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptxVertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
 
2023 Winter Springs Water and Wastewater Rate Study Presentation
2023 Winter Springs Water and Wastewater Rate Study Presentation2023 Winter Springs Water and Wastewater Rate Study Presentation
2023 Winter Springs Water and Wastewater Rate Study Presentation
 
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
 
United Nations Global Compact Network Georgia 2023 Value Propistion_ENG.pdf
United Nations Global Compact Network Georgia 2023 Value Propistion_ENG.pdfUnited Nations Global Compact Network Georgia 2023 Value Propistion_ENG.pdf
United Nations Global Compact Network Georgia 2023 Value Propistion_ENG.pdf
 
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General ElectionItem # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
 
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
 
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 PresentationMonroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
 
PPT Item # 2 -- Announcements Powerpoint
PPT Item # 2 -- Announcements PowerpointPPT Item # 2 -- Announcements Powerpoint
PPT Item # 2 -- Announcements Powerpoint
 
PPT Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
PPT Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant AwardsPPT Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
PPT Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
 
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation-Regions4.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation-Regions4.pptxVertical Integration Webinar Presentation-Regions4.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation-Regions4.pptx
 
PPT Item # 5 - 2024 SMP Agmt Freese & Nichols
PPT Item # 5 - 2024 SMP Agmt Freese & NicholsPPT Item # 5 - 2024 SMP Agmt Freese & Nichols
PPT Item # 5 - 2024 SMP Agmt Freese & Nichols
 
UN Summit of the Future: Draft Outcome Document
UN Summit of the Future: Draft Outcome DocumentUN Summit of the Future: Draft Outcome Document
UN Summit of the Future: Draft Outcome Document
 
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdfObservance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
 
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant AwardsItem # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
 
Item # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report.pdf
Item # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report.pdfItem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report.pdf
Item # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report.pdf
 
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC MinutesItem # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
 
Sparks Fire Dept. investigative report into Timothy Egan dropping a senior ci...
Sparks Fire Dept. investigative report into Timothy Egan dropping a senior ci...Sparks Fire Dept. investigative report into Timothy Egan dropping a senior ci...
Sparks Fire Dept. investigative report into Timothy Egan dropping a senior ci...
 

A public library strategy for the future

  • 1. Strategies for the future of public libraries Nick Poole, Chief Executive, CILIP CILIP Wales Conference 2016
  • 2. Public libraries aren’t dying – they’re changing (again)
  • 3. Times like these calls for solidarity and empathy – personally and professionally. This downturn in the fortunes of public libraries is longer and deeper than many of those that preceded it because it is the product of at least 3 waves of change: technological change, social change and economic change. This too shall pass...
  • 4. “Approximate Statistical view of the Principal Public Libraries of Europe and the United States of America” (Edwards,1849) We’ve been here before (many times)...
  • 5. Report from the Select Committee on Public Libraries; together with Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence and Appendix (23.06.1849) • A National Strategy for public libraries • Public use of University Libraries • Public Access to the British (Museum) Library • Responsibilities of Local Councils • A ha’penny tax to fund & furnish buildings • Crowd/private funding for book stock (!) Radical librarianship...
  • 6. Report of the Parliamentary debate: • “it was argued that...the rate paying middle and upper classes would be paying for a service that would be mainly used by the working classes. One argued that the "people have too much knowledge already: it was much easier to manage them twenty years ago; the more education people get the more difficult they are to manage.” Radical librarianship...
  • 7. Royal Charter: “To work for the benefit of the public to promote education and knowledge through the establishment and development of libraries and information services and to advance information science (being the science and practice of the collection, collation, evaluation and organised dissemination of information).” • Unite all persons engaged or interested in information science • Promote improvement of knowledge, skills, position and qualifications • Promote study and research in librarianship and information science • Promote adequate & appropriate provision of library services • Scrutinise legislation affecting the provision of library and information services CILIP’s role...
  • 8. Policy priorities by GE 2020 Britain’s social and economic future Knowledge, data & information assets World-leading innovation infrastructure An advanced skills workforce A society built on equality, opportunity & justice Health Innovation Security Govt. Learning The Library Network Smart Cities Rural economies Regulation Learning & education Growing the profession Skills for Business Info Literacy for all Privacy & Intellectual Freedom Sustainable Devt. Goals Life chances for all
  • 9. We want every single last member of society to have the opportunity to learn, to read, to discover and to get on in life. We want them to live in an equal, democratic and prosperous society. A key way of achieving this is to secure a modern, sustainable, universal public library service that meets the needs of local communities. That includes literacy, opportunities for creativity, safe welcoming places, learning, digital inclusion, business support or promoting health and wellbeing, alongside a whole raft of other new & exotic functions... What do we want?
  • 10. Strategies for the future of public libraries..
  • 12. The question is less strategic than tactical – it’s less about what public libraries will look like in future and more about how we organise ourselves to get there faster & stop losing services and jobs in the process...
  • 13. Less of this... Librarians Library users Library leaders & sector bodies Councillors Politicians
  • 14. More of this... Communities CouncilsProfessional librarians User needs Clear statutory duties (Local & National)Evidence-based policy, planning and investment Clear statutory duties (Local & National)Clear outcomes-based quality standards Transparent and accountable monitoring regime Coordinated marketing, promotion & high-profile partnership Inclusive professional development, training & qualifications Local leadership and delivery UK-wide support, investment and opportunity
  • 16. Which future do we want? Single services? Fragmentation? Partnership? Independent, self-regulated single library services (eg. for England) delivering against contract Fully-devolved, based on 2- 3,000 ‘independent service points’ delivering integrated services for the Local Authority National/regional/local partnership to deliver a joined- up library service which benefits from UK-wide brand, national governance/leadership (in each Nation) & localised delivery models
  • 17. Our tactics have to yield money, but whose money? Our strategy is extremely confused: • A redistribution or ring-fence of existing spend by Local Authorities? • UK Government intervention in Local Authority spend? • Relaxing of Austerity policy in relation to centrally-distributed funds? • Release of additional ring-fenced money from the Exchequer? • Distribution of Treasury money via project funders? UK Government will not intervene in Local Authority expenditure in this Parliament so our best tactics are to convince Councils to maintain investment, encourage Government to increase the availability of project funds & support the overall effort to ease austerity Money
  • 20. Governance & leadership CILIP plays an active role on behalf of our profession in the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce, even where this isn’t always easy. There are no easy solutions, but there are some clear points to navigate by: • We need professional librarians to deliver professional services • We need to support and promote positive change • We need to ensure that we retain the connection to professional ethics • We need to be inclusive while promoting the value & status of professional librarians
  • 30. We want to go further...
  • 31. Can we open up insight into the health and priorities of the sector by aggregating data on usage, trends and impact into an Open Public Library Dataset to be shared for creative & commercial re-use? Can we learn from the insight and data of library system vendors to gain a better real-time understanding of what’s happening? Aggregate data
  • 32. Can we use contemporary approaches to data analysis and visualisation to help all stakeholders get a better, evidence-based insight into the real strengths, opportunities and challenges for public libraries? Analyse and visualise data
  • 33. A UK Public Library Dashboard?
  • 35. The process we’re going through is a process of change, not an existential threat. There will always be public libraries, there will always be an audience who need what public libraries uniquely deliver. In Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, you’ve already made key decisions about how you want to take control of that process of change. Hopefully in England, this is what is happening through the ‘Ambition’. None of these futures are certain, and we can have a positive impact on all of them. This is not a decision about whether libraries are important, but of how they will be funded, governed and developed in the future. We need to organise ourselves tactically, effectively, positively and with unity of purpose to ensure that those decisions are made by and with professional librarians.