Ayr Library, University of the West of Scotland and SRUC PPT

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Published on February 27, 2014

Author: sconul

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Presentation and Q&A with a focus on partnership working in planning the new building.
Neal Buchanan, Campus Librarian (Ayr), University of the West of Scotland

SCONUL Library Design Award 2013 Winners Ayr Library University of the West of Scotland (UWS) Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

Partnership  “Collaboration and maximising the effective use of resources: Institutions need to work well individually and collectively if they are to make best use of the resources – human and physical – available to them.” (Scottish Executive, 2003)

Partnership  Higher education institutions “must […] prioritise collaboration and co-operation between themselves and with other sectors.” (Scottish Government, 2010)

Time Travel

Craigie College of Education

Craigie College of Education

Craigie College of Education

Craigie College of Education

Craigie College of Education

Craigie College of Education

• The old UWS campus was nearing its end of life; • The old UWS campus was also no longer fit for purpose, in fabric and academic terms; • High energy costs associated with old UWS campus were a drain on resources

Master Plan

Library Collaboration - 2006  Shared Requirements  No intrusive pillars or stairs  Clear pathway to Service Desk  Flexible space  Ease of access for all users, staff, deliveries, etc.

Library Collaboration - 2006  Shared Requirements  No intrusive pillars or stairs  Clear pathway to Service Desk  Flexible space  Ease of access for all users, staff, deliveries, etc.

Library Collaboration – 2007/08 UWS Dumfries Experience Library Consultant Draft plans

Library Collaboration – 2009/11  UWS/SRUC 6weekly meetings with Space Designer  Library staff input on Service Desk/layout  Staff info sessions with Space Designer  UWS/SRUC Librarians at project meetings  Regular liaison with Project Manager  Joint attendance at fact-finding & site visits

Library Collaboration – Shared Space  Integrated work area – seamless service  Integrated collection  PC Access  LMS (Talis)  Librarians’ Office

Library Collaboration – 2011 onwards  UWS/SRUC Partnership Agreement  Joint staff meetings  Rowan Partnership – LMS (Millennium)  Shared office 

Lessons Learned  Build positive library relationships – network!  Involve & inform all library staff  United front  Fight your corner  Accept compromise COMMUNICATE!

Links  Article: SCONUL Focus  WordPress: Viddy The Biblio  Pinterest: Craigie College Of Education  Email:  Twitter: neal.buchanan@uws.ac.uk @Neal_Buchanan

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