ASCEL: Libraries and co-production

matchmoaningAI and Robotics

Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

61 views

ASCEL: Libraries and co
-
production

Claire Styles:

Programme Manager

The Reading Agency



Project aims:


Support
libraries to develop
year
-
round
youth
co
-
production built
on libraries’ Universal
Reading Offer (URO);


Identify
partnership
opportunities with
Bridges and arts organisations;


Increase awareness of relevant accreditation
schemes and funding opportunities.


Why develop a year
-
round offer?

Benefits for libraries:


Engages the library users of the future


Benefits young people; develops skills and
community engagement


Increases capacity to run key activities


Contributes to community cohesion


Raises library profile as a volunteer provider


Helps libraries meet statutory duty

Statutory Guidance for Local
Authorities


Connect
young people with their communities,
enabling them
to contribute
to society, including
through
volunteering;


Have
a voice in decisions which affect their lives;


Opportunities to take
part in
activities;


Support personal
and social development
to
build
the capabilities they need for learning,
work, and the transition to
adulthood.

Why prioritise young people now?


17.5
million
under 25s
in the UK
today


21.9% of under 25s unemployed


40% of young people volunteer


88%
of
youth media stories are negative


Recession
impacts disadvantaged disproportionately:


70% of excluded pupils have poor basic literacy.


People with poor literacy
least
likely to be employed at
30


Reading
for pleasure is
the only out
-
of
-
school activity for
16s linked to securing managerial/ professional jobs



Benefits to young people


New skills and experience


For CV for education/ employment
Recognition
/ accreditation


Work
experience


To
meet new
people/ for fun


To
give something
back


Incentives

Libraries’ youth volunteers, 2012


4,375 Summer Reading Challenge volunteers


728 Reading Activists running 24 hubs


950 World Book Night book givers



Book selection

Design library spaces

Help

with Under 5s

Book reviews

Book awards

Work experience

Mood boosting books

Reading groups

Manga clubs

Get It

Loud

Library consultation

Magazine projects

Six Book Challenge

Bookswaps

Steering groups

Friends groups

Fundraising

Intergenerational


Film clubs

Young Inspectors

Performances


Universal
Library Offer

Free
Community
Space

Online
access/Virtual
Services

Expert Advice
and Support

Free Books

Multimedia
Reading
Resources

Community
Outreach
Services

Reading
Offer


Local and
family history
resources

Learning space
and support

Information
and
signposting

Targeted
audiences
(families, CYP,
Older people)

Reading
promotions

Reading
challenges for
adults and
children

Author event /
performances

Bookgifting

Public
involvement/

Coproduction

Information
/sign posting

Accessibility
Services

Online reading,
resources and
activites

Targeted
activities for
specific
audiences e.g.
ethnic

Summer
Reading
Challenge

Six Book
Challenge

TRA Reading
Promotions
Programme

Reading
Groups for
Everyone
including
Chatterbooks

BBC

Reading
Partners

Partnerships

Programme

Health and
Well Being
Hook

Summer
Reading
Challenge

Bookstart
Week

Learning Hook

World Book
Day/World
Book Night

Calendar
h
ooks

Programme

Black history
month

National
library day

National story
telling week

Local history
month

Older people
day

Carers Week

National RG
Day

Make noise in
libraries

Calendar
Hooks

Art org

Health

Schools

Literature
Festivals

Readers Days

Local Launch
Events

TV Book Club










Local

Reading

Service

SCL Prioritised Toolbox


Enhanced Offer Toolbox

Bookstart and
BookTime

Letterbox Club

Premier
League
Reading Stars


Partners
hips


Local Activities

Mood
Boosting
Books

Quick Reads

Charities e.g.
RNIB,
Booktrust

Booked Up

Other
Programmes
TBC

Innovation &
Development

Shared

evidence bank

Innovation
ns

Evidence

Digital

Health

Co
-
production:
Young
people/My
Voice

Training to
support the
URO

Workforce

Developments


Reading groups
and social
reading
activities

Calendar hooks

First hooks: World Book Day/ Night


Join the Book Herd


WBD/N ambassadors


Social networking and website teen resources
written by young volunteers


‘Party pack’ of ideas being produced


to become book givers


Teen
-
friendly titles

Co
-
production

-

Approach
underpinning

Volunteering


-

Characteristics of

co
-
production?


Co
-
production means…

“… delivering public services in an equal and
reciprocal relationship between professionals,
people using services, their families and their
neighbours. Where activities are co
-
produced in
this way, both services and neighbourhoods
become far more effective agents of change.”*


(*
Right here, right now: taking co
-
production into the
mainstream
, NESTA; July 2010
)


Features of co
-
production:


Recognising people as assets


Building on people’s existing capabilities


Mutuality and reciprocity


Peer support networks


Blurring distinctions


Facilitating rather than delivering*

(*
Right here, right now: taking co
-
production into the
mainstream,
NESTA; July 2010)

Volunteering: plan and sustain

Involving Young People in Advisory Groups


Flow Chart



Can you answer these questions?

-

Can you explain the purpose of young peoples’
involvement?

-
Will it make a difference?

-
Do young peo
ple want to get involved?

-
Can you resource and support the group?

-
Will you act on young people’s recommendations?

-

Are you willing to give up some power?


Do you know why you
are setting up a young
people’s advisory
group?

Yes

No

Having thought about it and
talked to young people and
your organisation do you now
know why you want involve
young people?


Will it make a difference?

-
Do young people want to get
i
nvolved?

-
Can you resource and support
the group?

-
Will you listen and act on
young people’s
recommendations?it make a
difference?

-
Do young people want to get
involved?

-
Can you resource and support
the group?

-
Will you listen and act on
young people’s
Are you clear?

This might not be
the right time to
involve young
people

Yes

No

Now there are more things you to think about:

How

will you recruit young people?

How

will you make sure young people
with additional needs can get involved?

How

will
you make sure the group is
open and new members are able to join?

How

will you support the young
people find out the views of their peers?
How

will you promote the young
peoples’ power and influence?

How

can
you make sure people from across
your organisatio
n are convinced
of the need to change
?


This is not the right
thing
for your
organisation and
young people at
the moment

No

Yes

Accreditation

Award

Age/
ability

Partners

Time to
achieve award

Content

External
requirements

How
assessed
?

Approximate costs

Duke of
Edinburgh
Award

Age 14
-
25

highly
motivated.

Schools

Youth service

12
-
18 months

Volunteering:

library volunteer.
Skills:
Taking part in library
activities e.g. reading groups

Expedition:

N/A to libraries.


No cost for library
service

Youth
Achievement/
Challenge

Age
11
-
19

Any ability

Youth work
partners

30
-
120h
rs
. 6
-
15h
rs for a
Challenge

Any library based activity can
be counted towards Awards
aligned to
YP

needs
/

interests

None


£48 p/a to register
.

£5
-
11.20 per

YP
.

£130
staff training.

Getting
Connected


Age
14
-
25

Suitable
for NEET

YP
.

Youth worker
;

s
chool
learning
mentor, PRU.

120h
rs for a
Profile of
Achievement

30h
rs per unit

Units on
Using Information,
Getting and Giving Support

are particularl
y relevant to
library activities

Exploring Risks

and

Coping
with Feelings

more appropriate to
youth workers.


£20 per YP

plus £8
per unit.

£350 staff
training
-

optional

ASDAN
Activities

Age
13
-
19

Any ability

Youth work
partners

10
-
60 hours
(Usually 30 h
r
s
for the Award)

Any librar
y
-
based activity can
be counted.

Awards aligned to
YP
’s needs &

interests

None


£58.75
to register
;

£4.75 per

YP;


£79 staff training
.

V50 and other
vinspired
awards


Age
14
-
25

Any ability
.

Eng
land
only


Cabinet
Office

Ideally within
12 months.

Volunteering:

YP volunteer for
10
h
rs (v10), 50hrs (v50)
100hrs (v
100). H
rs
logged
online or by mobile app
. Once
hrs
completed
,

YP
receive
certificate.

None

V100
needs a
referee.

None. Organisat
ions
can advertise
opportunities on the
site too.

Arts Award


Age
7
-
25


Arts Council

England/
Trinity



No time limit.

Gold
-

90h
rs
;
Silver
-

60h
rs
;
Bronze
-

4
0h
rs

Explore
-

25h
rs
;
Discover
-
20h
rs

Creative

-

Any

art or media
activity can count towards an
Arts Award.

None

Portfolios
assessed
by a
moderator.

Adviser training
95
-
£110
;
YP’s
materials
£3
-
£6

Moderation
&
certificates:

£2.50
-
£32


Fundraising and collaboration


Youth Voice funds


National Citizenship
Service


vCashpoint


O2
ThinkBig


European Youth
Programme


Using the URO as a framework,
plan a
year
-
round youth volunteer offer

Consider:


V
olunteer role(s) for each hook


Who you will work with


How you could involve young people


Timescales and milestones


Resource implications


Next steps






Before being involved in
Reading Activists,
I would
never have dreamed I could help organize author
events or interview people, I would have been
really scared and
worried. There’s
so many skills
I’ve learnt, and things it’s opened me up to do, and
I’m much better at reading now, and more
confident all round. Having Padgate Library with
Reading Activist
opportunities stops kids hanging
around on the street, and gets them to see what
libraries can do for them”.



Tom
Hotson, 15,
Reading Activist, Warrington