Libraries inspire


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Presentation from CILIPS Shared Services Event 25 May 2011 (Dr Alyson Tyler)

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Libraries inspire

  1. 1. Libraries Inspire<br />Dr Alyson Tyler<br />Libraries Development Adviser <br />CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales<br />@libalyson<br />Image of the Bibli family – promoting libraries in Wales<br />
  2. 2. Outline of talk<br />Wales context <br />Libraries for Life<br />Libraries Inspire overview<br />Collaboration examples<br />
  3. 3. What is CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales?<br />Policy division of Welsh Government<br />30 staff (7 vacant posts)<br />Cross-domain approach<br />Government building in Aberystwyth<br />
  4. 4. CyMAL’s roles and activities<br />Advise the Minister<br />Develop policy<br />Deliver grant programmes<br />Provide advice and support for sector<br />Provide free training programme<br />Networking<br />Research<br />Publish magazine<br />Sponsorship on National Library and National Museum<br />
  5. 5. Wales context<br />3 million people<br />20% speak Welsh<br />22 local authority library services <br />1 National Library<br />c.12 HE libraries (mergers ongoing)<br />c.23 FE libraries (mergers ongoing)<br />50+ health libraries<br />5 Prison libraries<br />? School libraries<br />? Workplace libraries<br />Image from Flickr - giveawayboy<br />
  6. 6. Welsh libraries in statistics (public)<br />Over 14.7 million visits 2009/10 (up 5.4% from 2008/09)<br />Active borrowers rose to 681,000 (up 5.6% on 2008/09)<br />Over 14.4 million books borrowed 2009/10<br />Over 980,000 audio-visual loans in 2009/10<br />Over 2 million enquiries were handled by public libraries in 2009/10<br /> Figures from the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) Public Library Actuals survey for 2009-10.<br />
  7. 7. Welsh libraries in statistics 2 (public)<br />330+ public libraries service points in Wales open 10 hours a week or more<br />Over 2800 terminals with free internet access Over 2 million hours of free computer use in libraries made <br />Swansea Central and Cardiff Central libraries are in the top 10 UK libraries for most items issued to borrowers for 2009/10.<br />Figures from the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) Public Library Actuals survey for 2009-10.<br />
  8. 8. Library strategies in Wales<br />2005-07 @ your library<br />2007-08 Interim year<br />2008-11Libraries for Life<br />2011-12 planning/interim year<br />2012-15/16 Libraries Inspire (proposed)<br />
  9. 9. Libraries for Life 2008-2011 (six works strands)<br />Community Learning Libraries Programme<br />Online content and resources <br />Regional Library Partnerships framework<br />National marketing strategy <br />Developing workforce skills <br />Welsh Public Libraries Standards Framework 3<br />BBC Wales weatherman and Welsh rapper in Fancy That library event<br />
  10. 10. Libraries Inspire Framework – the planning process<br />Internal planning process started in 2010<br />External consultation process<br />Revisions and discussions summer 2011<br />Launch autumn 2011<br />Annual Delivery Plan – in partnership<br />
  11. 11. The Vision – Libraries Inspire<br /> “Libraries in Wales will work together to inspire people to enjoy reading, improve their knowledge, develop their skills and participate in their respective communities. Library services will be responsive to meeting people’s changing needs in a local, safe, modern physical and virtual environment.”<br />
  12. 12. Libraries Inspire – core offer<br />
  13. 13. Libraries Inspire themes / work areas<br />Sustainable models of service delivery<br />Resources for all<br />Space for all<br />Skills for life<br />A helping hand<br />Attracting the audience<br />Delivering a quality service<br />
  14. 14. Collaboration or combat?<br />Builth Wells Historical Pageant 1909, <br />from LLGC flickr stream, <br />
  15. 15. Collaboration examples from Welsh libraries<br />Online resources <br />Joint purchase of online material – national offer<br />Cat Cymru & regional resource delivery <br />Library portal<br />E-books pilot (14 local authorities)<br />Marketing – e.g. national campaigns<br />Welsh information literacy project<br />Regional framework (eg training – cross sector)<br />Joint LMS – initial work <br />
  16. 16. Resource discovery – Cat Cymru<br /><br />
  17. 17. Cat Cymru –<br />Cat Cymru screen shot<br />
  18. 18. Cat Cymru search results<br />
  19. 19. Resource delivery - regional ILL delivery schemes<br />Image from flickr<br />
  20. 20. Benefits of resource collaboration<br />Improved service for users<br />Useful in times of financial hardship<br />Helps public libraries meet some of the Welsh Public Library Standards <br />Staff get to know each other across all libraries<br />May lead to greater collaboration on collection management<br />
  21. 21. Challenges of resource collaboration<br />Geography<br />Bugs in Cat Cymru <br />Differences in indexing & cataloguing<br />Reticence to promote – fear of flood of requests<br />Net borrowers and net lenders<br />Still slower than other options? Two tier system?<br />Changes in LMS currently taking months to resolve in Webfeat<br />Who pays for the delivery if/when funding runs out?<br />Costs/charges vary across regions and Wales and sectors<br />Not helped cross-regional borrowing<br />Cost of postal delivery versions go up if usage goes up<br />Delivery and logistics <br />
  22. 22. Together <br />
  23. 23. Questions?<br />
  24. 24. Contact details<br /><br />0300 062 2103<br />Twitter @libalyson<br /><br /><br />(Cymraeg/Welsh)<br /><br />