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SCONUL Library Design Award 2013

Winners

Ayr Library

University of the West of Scotland

(UWS)

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

partnership
Partnership
  • “Collaboration and maximising the effective use of resources: Institutions need to work well individually and collectively if they are to make best use of the resources – human and physical – available to them.”

(Scottish Executive, 2003)

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Partnership
  • Higher education institutions “must […] prioritise collaboration and co-operation between themselves and with other sectors.”

(Scottish Government, 2010)

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The old UWS campus was nearing its end of life;

  • The old UWS campus was also no longer fit for
  • purpose, in fabric and academic terms;
  • High energy costs associated with old UWS campus
  • were a drain on resources
library collaboration 2006
Library Collaboration - 2006
  • Shared Requirements
    • No intrusive pillars or stairs
    • Clear pathway to Service Desk
    • Flexible space
    • Ease of access for all users, staff, deliveries, etc.
library collaboration 20061
Library Collaboration - 2006
  • Shared Requirements
    • No intrusive pillars or stairs
    • Clear pathway to Service Desk
    • Flexible space
    • Ease of access for all users, staff, deliveries, etc.
library collaboration 2007 08
Library Collaboration – 2007/08
  • UWS Dumfries Experience
  • Library Consultant
  • Draft plans
library collaboration 2009 11
Library Collaboration – 2009/11
  • UWS/SRUC 6-weekly meetings with Space Designer
  • Library staff input on Service Desk/layout
  • Staff info sessions with Space Designer
  • UWS/SRUC Librarians at project meetings
  • Regular liaison with Project Manager
  • Joint attendance at fact-finding & site visits
library collaboration shared space
Library Collaboration – Shared Space
  • Integrated work area – seamless service
  • Integrated collection
  • PC Access
  • LMS (Talis)
  • Librarians’ Office
library collaboration 2011 onwards
Library Collaboration – 2011 onwards
  • UWS/SRUC Partnership Agreement
  • Joint staff meetings
  • Rowan Partnership – LMS (Millennium)
  • Shared office 
lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • Build positive library relationships – network!
  • Involve & inform all library staff
  • United front
  • Fight your corner
  • Accept compromise

COMMUNICATE!

links
Links
  • Article: SCONUL Focus
  • WordPress: Viddy The Biblio
  • Pinterest: Craigie College Of Education
  • Email: neal.buchanan@uws.ac.uk
  • Twitter: @Neal_Buchanan