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Community managed and supported libraries. Nicky Morgan, Director, Libraries Arts Council England 5 March 2013. Pendleton Library, Salford Photo: courtesy of Salford Community Leisure Limited. Great art and culture for everyone.

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Community managed and supported libraries

Community managed and supported libraries

Nicky Morgan, Director, Libraries

Arts Council England

5 March 2013

Pendleton Library, Salford

Photo: courtesy of Salford Community Leisure Limited


Community managed and supported libraries

Great art and culture for

everyone

Our expanded remit will see us championing, developing and investing in libraries, so that people’s lives can be shaped and enriched by artistic and cultural experiences and knowledge

Deptford Lounge, Lewisham

Photo: Michael Cameron Photography


Community managed and supported libraries

Championing

Central Government

Regional Government

Arts Council England

CLG

DCMS

Local authorities

LGA

CLOA

Department of Education

BIS

Libraries stakeholders

ASCEL

CILIP

SCL

NLT

The British Library

The Reading Agency

Other national stakeholders

Arts organisations

Esmee Fairbairn

Wellcome Trust

JISC

BBC

TNA

NESTA

Bridge organisations

Commercial bodies

Publishers

Charitable trusts

NPOs

LMSs

Technology providers

Commercial broadcasters


Development action research

Development - action research

Libraries Development Initiative

  • the Arts Council’s first specific funding initiative

  • looking at innovative and sustainable new models of service delivery

  • 13 grants of up to £20,000 awarded in February 2012 and due to complete in March 2013

  • applications were invited under the following four themes:

New delivery models for arts and culture working together

Co-ordinating partnerships to achieve wider community outcomes

Commercial partnerships

Books and reading


Development research into envisioning the library of the future

Development - research into Envisioning the library of the future

Programme of research and consultation which will help the Arts Council develop a long-term vision for public libraries in England.

The research consisted:

  • trends and innovation reviews

  • Delphi survey

  • online conversation - www.librariesconversation.wordpress.com

  • 5 regional workshops with stakeholders

  • 6 workshops and an online conversation with the public

Dalston Library, Hackney. Photo: Michael Cameron Photography


Future of libraries trends

Future of libraries - trends

technology and information

society and demographics

the economy and public spending

work and leisure

public service reform

Pendleton Library, Salford


Envisioning the library of the future emerging findings

Envisioning the library of the future - emerging findings

  • Core offer remains the same,

  • how this is discharged will shift:

  • Core

  • increased use of digital technologies

  • leadership, innovation

  • working with communities

Ewell Library, Redhill. Photo: Benedict Johnson


Research community managed and supported libraries

Research – community managed and supported libraries

  • mapping current activity

  • determining a typology

  • guiding principles

Oadby Library, Leicestershire. Photo: Michael Cameron Photography


Community managed and supported libraries what we found

Community managed and supported libraries – what we found

  • growing movement

  • variation in practice

  • part of a strategic, long term

    framework

  • much more than volunteers

Stamford Library, Lincolnshire

Photo: Michael Cameron Photography


Next steps

Next steps

Children playing on stepping stones outside Hamworthy Library, Dorset.

Photo: Michael Cameron Photography


Thank you

Thank you

www.artscouncil.org.uk

Staircase at Dalston CLR James Library, London. Photo: Michael Cameron Photography


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