Start with the child Report of the CILIP Working Group on library by armedman1

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									Start with the child:
Report of the CILIP Working Group
on library provision
for children and young people
Start with the Child-
background
    “Investing in Children” 1995
    Massive changes in policy and delivery:
     growth of reader development; early
     years; study support; libraries delivering
     social policy; impact of the Year of
     Reading…
     Need for a refreshed and refocused vision
The four questions:
 1.   What are the needs of children and
      young people?
 2.   What are links between libraries,
      literacy and learning for children?
 3.   How are libraries currently meeting
      the needs of children?
 4.   How can they meet these needs
      more effectively in the future?
The Start with the Child
Research
    Funded by Re:source
    Undertaken by a research team including
     child psychotherapists and child
     psychologists
    Combines primary and secondary work
    Offers a radical new approach to planning
     services from a child’s perspective
    Establishes needs, motivation and
     attitudes of children and young people
    Creates models for planning services at
     different stages in a child’s development.
Children on their lives
“You   are allowed to go to the shops” girl 8
“when   you’re in year 2 it isn’t fun coz you
have to do boring tests – I don’t want to be
in year 2” girl 7
Children on libraries
“there are only books for kids not for
 my age” boy 10
 “for people to buy videos and books”
 boy 7
The report: the process
    Establishment of working party
    Use of new research
    Massive literature review
    Call for evidence
    Consultation
    Publication
    Dissemination
    Advocacy, discussion and service
     development
“It is vital that we constantly work to
  develop and refine the services, which
  are on offer to young people in all our
  public libraries. This report is part of
  that process.”
                         Tessa Blackstone
What the report tells us
    Appropriate environments and services
    Services that are relevant and responsive
    Appropriate help for children and young
     people and those who support them
    Support from the community at large to
     use and benefit from services
What the report tells us
Appropriate Environments &
Services

    Data collection/User involvement
    Consumerism and the role of marketing
    A safe and welcoming place for children
    The importance of information technology
    Staff attitudes
“Librarians describe teenagers as
  unpredictable, challenging, insecure,
  emotional, demanding and having attitude
  problems. Teenagers thought librarians
  were uncool, patronising, had attitude
  problems, but no sex life”

               Boox for Us Training Session
What the report tells us
Services which are relevant and
responsive
   Opening times/virtual access
   Acquisition of stock
   Youth culture and reaching non-
    users
   Externally funded projects/learning
    the lessons
What the report tells us
Appropriate help for children and
young people and those who
support them
   Early years/Bookstart
   Study Support
   Summer Reading Challenge
   Procedures and barriers
   Social inclusion
   Loss of specialist staff
What the report tells us
Support from the community at
large to use and benefit from
services

 Good practice/innovation
 Need for a quality framework
 Locating barriers/seeking
  partnerships
What we want to achieve for
libraries in the future
  A quality service for all children and
   young people
  Challenge the status quo
  Advocacy
  Responding to diversity of needs
“My own vision of learning for children
 and young people in the future, has
 the library in all its forms at its heart.
 We owe it to them to take note of the
 recommendations in this report,
 work across professional boundaries
 and ensure that library services to
 children and young people develop
 and thrive.”
                      Professor Tim Brighouse

								
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