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Partnership in practice: the North West of England reader development network

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Delivered by Jane Mathieson of Time to Read at the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), which took place 1-3 June 2009.

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Partnership in practice: the North West of England reader development network

  1. 1. Partnership in Practice Reader Development in NW England
  2. 2. Outline History <ul><li>1996 regional training (OTB) </li></ul><ul><li>1998 TTR constituted </li></ul><ul><li>1999 Public Libraries Challenge Fund announced </li></ul><ul><li>2000 Reading Lifelines </li></ul><ul><li>2001 ACE NW consultation </li></ul><ul><li>2002 Co-ordinator post established </li></ul><ul><li>2004 strategy agreed </li></ul><ul><li>2008 co-ordinator post embedded & </li></ul><ul><li>strategy renewed </li></ul>
  3. 3. Business Plan <ul><li>Advocacy for region’s RD activity </li></ul><ul><li>Develop joint promotions </li></ul><ul><li>Organise training </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain website </li></ul><ul><li>Develop & monitor regional strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Source external funding & partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Collaborative Working <ul><li>Website content </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinated print & promotions </li></ul><ul><li>Author Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Readers’ Days </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy materials </li></ul>
  5. 6. Here & Now: the best NW Writing in NW Libraries
  6. 7. Big Gay Read
  7. 10. Strategy Themes <ul><li>Raising Standards in Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Quality of Life </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Healthier Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Safer & Stronger Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting economic vitality of localities </li></ul>
  8. 11. Monitoring <ul><li>In this period, approx how many events have you held bringing writers & readers together? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you use the Adult 6 Book Challenge in 2008? Yes/No </li></ul><ul><li>If yes, how many people did you reach? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you purchased the A6BC materials for 2009? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your service currently support skills for life activities or readers groups in any workplaces outside libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>If yes, where? Please list </li></ul><ul><li>In this period what has the main benefit of TTR been to your authority? </li></ul>
  9. 12. www.time-to-read.co.uk <ul><li>Now that's what I call Reading on Facebook </li></ul>

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