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  1. Carnegie Library Lab Jenny Peachey, Policy Officer

  2. the impact Incorporated by Royal Charter Tackling isolation services for older people, homeless people, disabled people outreach to prisons and care homes outreach to disadvantaged families services for linguistic minorities services for people suffering domestic abuse Library as community hub information about services access to public services Promoting environmental awareness information about recycling information about volunteering Promoting health information about health and health services provide community health services in Making music social hub Library as books as therapy safe environment space for public meetings legal services in the library Library as cultural centre Promoting literature author talks and book groups book festivals writers in residence support for self-publishing Creative spaces maker spaces 3D printers media workshops Local history resource access to family and local history material learning sessions on local and family history local people contributing to resources Library as cinema film clubs in libraries partnerships with voluntary sector in library DVDs to hire access to CDs and sheet music young people making music benefits information and support make the most of your income space for exhibitions, plays and dance classes and workshops Library as learning hub Supporting literacy reading for pleasure Summer Reading Challenge by changing minds through influencing policy, breakfast clubs for hostel dwellers English language language courses Early years and school age books for babies homework support Digital literacy courses and support for all Lifelong learning filling the gaps in formal education supporting informal learning support for dyslexia Scottish charity SC 012799 Art, dance and drama library as music venue rhythm and rhyme for early years signposting to adult learning CAB services in library smart meter loans Encouraging enterprise advice and support for small businesses business resources in libraries support for social enterprise providing co-working spaces maker spaces in libraries Access to employment job clubs information about local and national issues support for online job applications supporting digital skills WELLBEING EDUCATION SOCIAL ECONOMIC CULTURAL The Carnegie UK Trust works to improve the Maximising income economic enabler Library as access to computers and wifi Connecting citizens lives of people throughout the UK and Ireland, and by changing lives through innovative Speaking Volumes: the impact of public libraries on wellbeing Andrew Carnegie House Pittencrieff Street Dunfermline KY12 8AW Tel: +44 (0)1383 721445 Fax: +44 (0)1383 749799 Email: info@carnegieuk.org www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk Libraries are spaces in which people can be creative , where groups can meet to pursue a shared interest in arts and crafts, or where they can explore new ways of communicating, using , music or other Libraries can inspire people through books philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1913. and literature, music, film and theatre. UK Trust was established by Scots-American art forms. They can be venues for there are no other options. Their local history collections are at the heart of communities defining themselves. OUTCOMES Through the kind of activities described in the poster, libraries can help governments achieve their goals of enriching the lives of individuals and communities placing art and culture at the heart of regeneration promoting the social and economic role of arts and culture creating a vibrant creative economy Libraries as concerts, exhibitions or performances, cultural centres new technology Library staff can help people goods and services or access to public services. real difference to their wellbeing – whether that is about their financial situation, their health or about new technology. Governments throughout the UK and Ireland are committed to tackling the things which stop people practice and partnership work. The Carnegie from reaching their full potential – • illiteracy • lack of skills • the digital divide. These problems make it harder for people to make the most of their lives, to find work and to enjoy life. They can also increase inequality, things like running English language classes for which can make a information understand and act on for example when people are OUTCOMES Examples on the poster show how libraries can play a key role in achieving the outcomes which governments are seeking in this area – such as creating opportunities tackling disadvantage creating smarter citizens helping everyone to reach new citizens, and creating supportive their potential equal investing in the future improving skills for employment They can do this by encouraging reading for pleasure, introducing young families to books and reading, available online, such as cheaper opportunities which are only not able to make the most of making opportunity more Libraries policy, showing the potential which exists for public libraries to really make support learning at all stages of life, offering support for everyone from babies and small children to older people. Libraries can connect communities and change lives . They provide safe spaces in the heart of their communities, and provide many services targeting people who are living on a low income, people who are lonely, unemployed, or elderly, and people with long term medical conditions or disabilities. They can provide a single point of access to a wide range of services reduced health inequalities Public libraries tackling disadvantage supporting learning . Mobile libraries can help are housebound provide important social contact for those people. Libraries can provide information about health and health services, as well as books on prescription, while they can also be safe spaces for voluntary sector organisations to provide health information and advice. OUTCOMES In all these ways libraries contribute to government goals of safer and stronger communities thriving neighbourhoods a strong, shared community tackling poverty and social exclusion tackle rural isolation and social longer, healthier lives public Libraries can support strong digital skills training and national issues and providing space for public meetings. Libraries at the heart of strong communities Libraries can be key partners in tackling the problems of goals of social isolation inequality , disadvantage , fractured communities , and ill health . Libraries help jobseekers , operating in the UK and Ireland local access to information about connected communities, providing find which enable people to seek work. They can offer advice and support for the development of small businesses . At the same time, they can help people make the most of the income they have. Libraries will provide essential support for people applying for people in care homes or to people who welfare in the digital future. OUTCOMES Income and employment are important indicators of wellbeing. Libraries can be key partners in addressing poverty and unemployment, helping offer courses and themselves for interview. They opportunities and prepare benefits support self-expression in places where exclusion, while services to older growth and sustainable enabling business to create jobs creating sustainable economic growth Libraries promoting economic wellbeing Public libraries can be agencies for economic wellbeing in their communities. Speaking Volumes: Our analysis of wellbeing shows that there are a number of so-called ‘domains of wellbeing’ which can be measured or monitored to explore the overall levels of individual wellbeing. Many countries use different sets of domains to measure wellbeing, but there is a huge amount of overlap. These are some of the key domains which libraries can have an impact on: many examples of how libraries have an are well linked with other local services. country To respond to the changing needs of the a wealthier and fairer impact on wellbeing. We have grouped a difference to the wellbeing of their communities. These examples have been selected from a database of examples of good practice which we have drawn together from across the UK and Ireland. You can look at the examples which sit behind the poster on our website at bit.ly/speakingvols This material has been drawn together by the Carnegie UK Trust to support all those who are making the case for the potential of public libraries in the 21st century. Public libraries are safe spaces at the heart of our communities, providing completely free access to huge resources of information, knowledge and the examples into four areas of public technology. They have dedicated staff and The poster inside this leaflet contains 21st century, libraries are changing and places that respond to the needs of local people, giving to their community. It is also important to sell this story to those who hold the purse strings – to show how in the long term the library service can help save money. The Carnegie UK Trust was set up to promote the wellbeing of the people of the UK and Ireland, and we believe that public libraries have enormous potential to jobs improve wellbeing in four broad areas of public policy: The Challenge The challenge which public libraries face is to continue to be the kind of places which Andrew Carnegie wanted when he funded libraries • places that give people a chance, a second chance and even a third chance social, economic, cultural and education. environments for children after school. doing things which really make a difference brave, innovative and show how they are must continue to change. Libraries must be • them the opportunity to live fuller lives, make more of what they have, discover new worlds, and aspire to greater things Domains of wellbeing income employment education and learning health governments to achieve their social connections environment WELLBEING EDUCATION SOCIAL ECONOMIC CULTURAL Carnegie United Kingdom Trust • communities they are based in places that improve the civic engagement attracting new audiences. They Scottish charity SC 012799 operating in the UK and Ireland Tackling isolation services for older people, homeless people, disabled people outreach to prisons and care homes outreach to disadvantaged families services for linguistic minorities services for people suffering domestic abuse Library as community hub information about services access to public services Promoting environmental awareness information about recycling information about volunteering Promoting health information about health and health services books as therapy safe environment social hub access to CDs and sheet music provide community health services in Making music space for public meetings legal services in the library Library as cultural centre Promoting literature author talks and book groups book festivals writers in residence support for self-publishing Creative spaces maker spaces 3D printers media workshops Local history resource access to family and local history material learning sessions on local and family history local people contributing to resources Library as cinema film clubs in libraries DVDs to hire Connecting citizens partnerships with voluntary sector in library young people making music rhythm and rhyme for early years make the most of your income space for exhibitions, plays and dance classes and workshops Library as learning hub Supporting literacy reading for pleasure Summer Reading Challenge breakfast clubs for hostel dwellers running English language classes for support for dyslexia language courses Early years and school age books for babies homework support Digital literacy courses and support for all Lifelong learning filling the gaps in formal education supporting informal learning signposting to adult learning English language Art, dance and drama library as music venue Library as economic enabler CAB services in library smart meter loans Encouraging enterprise advice and support for small businesses business resources in libraries support for social enterprise providing co-working spaces maker spaces in libraries Access to employment job clubs information about local and national issues support for online job applications supporting digital skills WELLBEING EDUCATION SOCIAL ECONOMIC CULTURAL The Carnegie UK Trust works to improve the lives of people throughout the UK and Ireland, benefits information and support Maximising income access to computers and wifi Library as by changing minds through influencing policy, practice and partnership work. The Carnegie Speaking Volumes: the impact of public libraries on wellbeing Andrew Carnegie House Pittencrieff Street Dunfermline KY12 8AW Tel: +44 (0)1383 721445 Fax: +44 (0)1383 749799 Email: info@carnegieuk.org www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk Libraries are spaces in which people can be creative , where groups can meet to pursue a shared interest in arts and crafts, or where they can explore new ways of communicating, using new technology cultural centres philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1913. Libraries can inspire people through books , music or other concerts, exhibitions or performances, support self-expression in places where there are no other options. Their local history collections are at the heart of communities defining themselves. OUTCOMES Through the kind of activities described in the poster, libraries can help governments achieve their goals of enriching the lives of individuals and communities placing art and culture at the heart of regeneration promoting the social and economic role of arts and culture creating a vibrant creative economy Libraries as attracting new audiences. They art forms. They can be venues for and literature, music, film and theatre. Library staff can help people goods and services or access to which can make a real difference to their wellbeing – whether that is about their financial situation, their health or about new technology. Governments throughout the UK and Ireland are committed to tackling the things which stop people UK Trust was established by Scots-American from reaching their full potential – • illiteracy • lack of skills • the digital divide. These problems make it harder for people to make the most of their lives, to find work and to enjoy life. They can also increase inequality, things like information understand and act on for example when people are not able to make the most of public services. OUTCOMES Examples on the poster show how libraries can play a key role in achieving the outcomes which governments are seeking in this area – such as creating opportunities tackling disadvantage creating smarter citizens and by changing lives through innovative helping everyone to reach making opportunity more equal investing in the future improving skills for employment They can do this by encouraging reading for pleasure, introducing young families to books and reading, available online, such as cheaper opportunities which are only their potential new citizens, and creating supportive Libraries policy, showing the potential which support learning at all stages of life, offering support for everyone from babies and small children to older people. Libraries can connect communities and change lives . They provide safe spaces in the heart of their communities, and provide many services targeting people who are living on a low income, people who are lonely, unemployed, or elderly, and people with long term medical conditions or disabilities. They can provide a single point of access to a wide range of services reduced health inequalities Public libraries tackling disadvantage supporting learning . Mobile libraries can help are housebound provide important social contact for those people. Libraries can provide information about health and health services, as well as books on prescription, while they can also be safe spaces for voluntary sector organisations to provide health information and advice. OUTCOMES In all these ways libraries contribute to government goals of safer and stronger communities thriving neighbourhoods a strong, shared community tackling poverty and social exclusion tackle rural isolation and social longer, healthier lives public Libraries can support strong digital skills training and national issues and providing space for public meetings. Libraries at the heart of strong communities Libraries can be key partners in tackling the problems of goals of social isolation inequality , disadvantage , fractured communities , and ill health . Libraries help jobseekers , Incorporated by Royal Charter 1917 local access to information about connected communities, providing find which enable people to seek work. They can offer advice and support for the development of small businesses . At the same time, they can help people make the most of the income they have. Libraries will provide essential support for people applying for people in care homes or to people who welfare in the digital future. OUTCOMES Income and employment are important indicators of wellbeing. Libraries can be key partners in addressing poverty and unemployment, helping offer courses and themselves for interview. They opportunities and prepare benefits exclusion, while services to older governments to achieve their growth and sustainable country enabling business to create jobs creating sustainable economic growth Libraries promoting economic wellbeing Public libraries can be agencies for economic wellbeing in their communities. Speaking Volumes: Our analysis of wellbeing shows that there are a number of so-called ‘domains of wellbeing’ which can be measured or monitored to explore the overall levels of individual wellbeing. Many countries use different sets of domains to measure wellbeing, but there is a huge amount of overlap. These are some of the key domains which libraries can have an impact on: many examples of how libraries have an a wealthier and fairer are well linked with other local services. The poster inside this leaflet contains technology. They have dedicated staff and exists for public libraries to really make a difference to the wellbeing of their communities. These examples have been selected from a database of examples of good practice which we have drawn together from across the UK and Ireland. You can look at the examples which sit behind the poster on our website at bit.ly/speakingvols This material has been drawn together by the Carnegie UK Trust to support all those who are making the case for the potential of public libraries in the 21st century. Public libraries are safe spaces at the heart of our communities, providing completely free access to huge resources of information, knowledge and the examples into four areas of public impact on wellbeing. We have grouped To respond to the changing needs of the 21st century, libraries are changing and must continue to change. Libraries must be brave, innovative and show how they are doing things which really make a difference to their community. It is also important to sell this story to those who hold the purse strings – to show how in the long term the library service can help save money. The Carnegie UK Trust was set up to promote the wellbeing of the people of the UK and Ireland, and we believe that public libraries have enormous potential to jobs improve wellbeing in four broad areas of public policy: The Challenge The challenge which public libraries face is to continue to be the kind of places which Andrew Carnegie wanted when he funded libraries • places that give people a chance, a second chance and even a third chance places that respond to the social, economic, cultural and education. • communities they are based in needs of local people, giving them the opportunity to live fuller lives, make more of what they have, discover new worlds, and aspire to greater things Domains of wellbeing income employment education and learning health social connections civic engagement environment WELLBEING EDUCATION SOCIAL ECONOMIC CULTURAL Carnegie United Kingdom Trust • places that improve the environments for children after school. The Carnegie UK Trust http://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk

  3. Aim: • Innovation and leadership • UK and Republic of Ireland • Early to mid career individuals • 3 years: 2014-2016 • 2 cohort with 5-7 individuals per cohort • Package: • Online learning programme • Innovative idea • Network • Support • Evaluation Carnegie Library Lab

  4. 1. Online learning programme • INELI (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) • Modules • Mix of materials • Learning guide • Time commitment

  5. 2. Innovative Idea • £5,000-£15,000 • “Innovation” • Bring your own definition! • Building and space • Service delivery • Activity/service • Partnerships • Need, legacy & feasibility • Time commitment

  6. 3. Network • Face-to-face • Online • Informal

  7. 4. Support • Learning Guide • Mentors • Sponsors

  8. Legacy • Online material to be taken on • Cohort of people • Innovative idea that can be built upon • Evaluation

  9. Key Criteria • Innovative idea • Potential impact of innovative idea • Feasibility of innovative idea • Personal attributes

  10. Two rounds of applications: • September 2014 • March 2016 • 1 September – 30 September 2014: applications open • October 2014: expert Advisory Group identify Carnegie Partners • November 2014: online learning • January 2015: implementing innovative idea • April 2016: close Timeframe

  11. Applying • Application materials available on our website • Email application materials to librarylab@carnegieuk.org by 5pm, 30 September • We look forward to receiving your applications!

  12. Thank youQuestions?Jenny Peachey - librarylab@carnegieuk.org