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Conference 2017:

Chances for Life - Public Libraries for Social, Digital and Economic Inclusion.

Friday & Saturday 13th & 14th October 2017

Public libraries are at the heart of their community. Libraries connect and empower excluded individuals. From supporting job seekers to providing social opportunities, the role the library plays for inclusion is profound and vital for personal and social prosperity.  This event explored future direction and best practice for inclusion.

The programme included:

Speakers:

  • Nick Poole CILIP CEO- Opening Address
  • British Lib BIPC’s Nigel Spencer: Opportunities for Economic Inclusion
  • Norfolk’s award winning ‘Healthy Libraries’ social wellbeing & inclusion
  • Janene Cox OBE, On inclusion for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • North Ayrshire’s award winning ‘Appiness’ and ‘DigiDabble’ projects
  • A look at the Libraries Taskforce ‘Greater Prosperity’ Outcome by Liz White, BL Head of Strategy Development
  • John Vincent of ‘The Network—Tackling Social Exclusion’
  • SCL’s Digital Offer, Ayub Khan
  • Plus Guest appearance from Charity Partners including: RNIB and The Good Things Foundation.

 

Workshops

  •  Ten Tips for Engaging your Local Community
  •  Redesigning Digital Services
  •  Creating Your Own Maker Spaces
  •  Digital Inclusion Initiatives
  •  Signposting the Debt Crisis for Library Users
  •  Open Data for All: Making & Using Open Data in Public Libraries

 

Please find below resources from this event:

Conference 2017 - Chances for Life

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Access all Reading - The RNIB and public libraries PDF (1.19 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Appiness and Digidabble PDF (5.59 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
How we made a maker-space PDF (2.85 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Macmillan Cancer Support PDF (3.73 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Top ten tips for engaging your community PDF (796.9 KB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Norfolk's healthy libraries project PDF (1.35 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Inclusion for refugees and asylum seekers PDF (857.52 KB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Outreach for inclusion PDF (5.23 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Redesigning digital services PDF (549.75 KB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Running digital inclusion initiatives PDF (3.02 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
SCL's digital offer PDF (1.06 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
SFEP and public libraries PDF (1.46 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Standing up for the role of public libraries PDF (2.72 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
The role of libraries in prosperity PDF (1.84 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
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