By Sarah McNicol
This booklet examines all facets of joint-use libraries, from the results of presidency coverage, to layout and operational matters and review. It considers all different types of joint-use library (e.g. school-public, college-public, university-public, health-university), reflecting on various versions followed world wide. a few of the major matters mentioned contain: partnership operating, staffing and administration, inventory, electronic assets, studying and literacy and group involvement.
- Brings jointly case reports and sturdy perform from round the world
- Reflects the most recent advancements during this rapidly-developing box
- Covers either operational and strategic concerns akin to partnership operating and studying in joint use libraries
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The Five Year Strategy for Children and Learners issued by the Department for Education and Skills (2004b) said: We want every secondary school to become an extended school, offering: Study support activities Widespread community use of the school’s facilities Family learning provided through the school. All state schools in the UK are now part of an ‘extended schools cluster’, and by 2010 will provide childcare from 8am to 6pm; a varied menu of activities, including study support; parenting support; referral to specialist support services; and wider community access to ICT, sports, arts and adult learning.
Having discussed what a joint-use library is, the next chapter will consider why this type of library provision is becoming increasingly widespread in the twenty-first century. Notes 1. Connexions provides advice for 13–19-year-olds on careers, learning, health, legal rights and responsibilities etc. 2. Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders, set up by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in 2001, are designed to give residents a real opportunity to improve local services and make them more responsive to their needs.
In Portugal, for instance, small villages and rural communities often do not have a public library, but all have schools. So joint-use libraries are being adopted in some areas as a means of offering public and school library provision. The municipality and the Ministry of Education jointly hold the responsibility of setting up the library within the school. The Ministry of Education is responsible for financing the acquisition of equipment and collections. The public library and the school library have joint responsibility for the selection of resources, and the public library takes 35 Joint-use Libraries: Libraries for the future charge of the technical servicing of materials and is responsible for promotional activities, in collaboration with the school.