Libraries Changing Lives Christine Clark July 2010
Background <ul><li>Gateways to Learning (G2L) 2005-07 </li></ul><ul><li>Gateways to Learning II (G2L2) </li></ul><ul><li>C...
Gateways to Learning II <ul><li>All Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Build on G2L </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving the public access t...
Convergence European Funding 2008-09 <ul><li>Collaboration with external partners </li></ul><ul><li>Tackling Economic Inac...
Lessons Learnt <ul><li>Lacked specific evidence to support business case </li></ul><ul><li>Information available but </li...
Presenting the IMPACT of your Library <ul><li>Toolkit that </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated the added value of the Library...
Objective of Toolkit <ul><li>Information that can be re-used or adapted </li></ul><ul><li>Not starting from blank page </l...
Contents of Toolkit <ul><li>National Strategic Drivers facing Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Key Messages </li></ul><u...
Key Messages <ul><li>Libraries:- </li></ul><ul><li>Support all the key Wales strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One Wales A...
Case Studies <ul><li>Designed to demonstrate impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why the project was selected </li></ul></ul><ul...
Macmillan Cancer Support - Cwmbran <ul><li>Promote Torfaen, Cwmbran and the library </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Macmillan...
Teenagers in Treorchy <ul><li>‘ Young People in Treorchy have been given the opportunity to create their own library, with...
Blaina Adult Literacy Group <ul><li>The group has been life changing for its members, removing their sense of isolation, c...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Impact on people first then library attribute </li></ul><ul><li>Put potential project into a wide...
Examples <ul><li>Change statements to read for Age UK, Jobcentre Plus, Basic Skills Agency and Children's Charity </li><...
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Presenting the impact of your library version 2

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  • 1. Libraries Changing Lives Christine Clark July 2010
  • 2. Background <ul><li>Gateways to Learning (G2L) 2005-07 </li></ul><ul><li>Gateways to Learning II (G2L2) </li></ul><ul><li>CyMAL Seminar February 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Convergence European Funding 2008-09 </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting the IMPACT of your Library </li></ul>
  • 3. Gateways to Learning II <ul><li>All Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Build on G2L </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving the public access to knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting the equality, inclusion and sustainability agendas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizen-focused, accessible, community-based resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting basic, key, information skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just repositories for books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective, efficient conduits for information </li></ul></ul>Too Big for One Library Service to Lead
  • 4. Convergence European Funding 2008-09 <ul><li>Collaboration with external partners </li></ul><ul><li>Tackling Economic Inactivity through Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Identified suitable Convergence projects as examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridges into Work, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Learning Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QWEST </li></ul></ul>Building on G2L with Partners
  • 5. Lessons Learnt <ul><li>Lacked specific evidence to support business case </li></ul><ul><li>Information available but </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually from ‘library’ perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not in one place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No standard format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assumption people know what libraries do </li></ul><ul><li>Premises not Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive ‘Silos’ </li></ul>
  • 6. Presenting the IMPACT of your Library <ul><li>Toolkit that </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated the added value of the Library Service across a range of potential projects, with the aim of increasing external organisations’ awareness of the contribution that libraries can make to key Welsh Assembly Government policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Gave Library services the information to position themselves with partners and outside agencies to take full advantage of both European and other external funds. </li></ul>Make use of Existing Material
  • 7. Objective of Toolkit <ul><li>Information that can be re-used or adapted </li></ul><ul><li>Not starting from blank page </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ideas via good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight statistical information </li></ul><ul><li>Signpost opportunities for funding </li></ul><ul><li>Something to talk about </li></ul>
  • 8. Contents of Toolkit <ul><li>National Strategic Drivers facing Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Key Messages </li></ul><ul><li>How Libraries support the ‘One Wales’ Strategic Objectives and impact the lives of individuals and communities (Case Studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of Funding </li></ul>
  • 9. Key Messages <ul><li>Libraries:- </li></ul><ul><li>Support all the key Wales strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One Wales Agenda across most themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beyond the Boundaries & Making the Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wales Spatial Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need to emphasis their attributes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free at the point of delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local = sustainable development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging hard to reach groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community cohesion and equalities agendas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key referral point for isolated learners </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Case Studies <ul><li>Designed to demonstrate impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why the project was selected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is special about it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What the libraries did </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The difference they made </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The reasons for their success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographic evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact details </li></ul></ul>Wealth of choice in examples as libraries put PEOPLE first
  • 11. Macmillan Cancer Support - Cwmbran <ul><li>Promote Torfaen, Cwmbran and the library </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Macmillan's objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of health needs in LA </li></ul><ul><li>Cwmbran Library is situated in the popular and well used shopping centre which has free parking, excellent road and public transport links. Many high street shops and the leisure centre are located under one roof. Retailers in the centre include Asda, Sainsbury’s and B&Q all of which are within walking distance of the library. </li></ul>
  • 12. Teenagers in Treorchy <ul><li>‘ Young People in Treorchy have been given the opportunity to create their own library, with its own entrance, activities and furnishings, and designed by the young people themselves.’ </li></ul>
  • 13. Blaina Adult Literacy Group <ul><li>The group has been life changing for its members, removing their sense of isolation, connecting them with the library and giving them an interest and purpose. Members initially lacking the confidence to become involved are now are ‘active citizens’, taking part in Health Promotion Wales health checks, meeting with the PACT (community safety) officers and interested in their own well-being. </li></ul>
  • 14. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Impact on people first then library attribute </li></ul><ul><li>Put potential project into a wider strategic context </li></ul><ul><li>Use the language of partners </li></ul><ul><li>External information adds weight to case </li></ul><ul><li>Use numbers people can visualise </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘for you this means’ </li></ul>
  • 15. Examples <ul><li>Change statements to read for Age UK, Jobcentre Plus, Basic Skills Agency and Children's Charity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are libraries in most communities in Wales. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public libraries support adult community learning and informal learning for people of all ages. At a library everyone can study the subject of their choice, in their own time, at their own pace. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committed staff are trained to assist, whether it be to help find a book, information or provide advice . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy Case Studies support which themes? </li></ul><ul><li>What difference did it make? </li></ul>
  • 16. Remember Libraries Do Change Lives!

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