Re-modelling Library Services
01 Jul 2010
5th National Conference. Adaptation through innovation. Held at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London

This conference brought together senior-level library and information management professionals from local authorities and the wider cultural sector in order to discuss emerging policy issues and share best practice from across the country.

Programme
10:00
Tony Durcan OBE, Head of Culture, Libraries and Lifelong Learning, Newcastle City Council
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
Jon Finch, Director of Engagement - West, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
Using libraries as solutions to budget constraints

10:30
Councillor Chris White, Chair, Local Government Association Culture, Tourism and Sport Board
Responding to the needs of communities

10:50
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:40
Nicky Parker, Head of Transformation (Customer and Services), Manchester City Council and Miranda McKearney OBE, Director, The Reading Agency
Collaboration with the third sector

12:00
Lisa Forsyth, Principal Consultant, Max Associates and Claire Griffiths, Bid Director, John Laing Integrated Services
Outsourcing to the private sector

12:20
Roger McMaster, Head of Libraries and Record Office, Suffolk County Council
Partnerships for health and well-being

12:40
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture
Keynote address followed by question and answer session

14:20
Question and answer session Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture
14:25
Martin Palmer, Principal Officer: Libraries, Essex County Council and Chair, E4Libraries Programme
eBooks and audiobooks

14:40
Panel discussion: Keeping library services relevant
Shirley Burnham, Save Old Town Library Campaign, Swindon Tim Coates, Blogger and Campaigner Councillor Henry Higgins, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, London Borough of Hillingdon

15:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:40
Seminar 1: New models of sharing power with young people
Claire Styles, Young People’s Expert, Reading Agency

15:40
Seminar 2: e-commerce, standards, and library supply chain efficiencies
Martin Palmer, Principal Officer: Libraries, Essex County Council

15:40
Seminar 3: Unlocking the potential of library spaces
Albert Lightfoot, Development Director, John Laing Integrated Services Seminar sponsored by: John Laing Integrated Services

15:40
Seminar 4: Library transformation
Ayub Khan, Head of Libraries (Strategy), Warwickshire County Council

15:40
Seminar 5: Cross-boundary working
Sue Thiedeman, Manager, London Cultural Improvement Programme Brian Woodcock, Project Manager, London Library Change Programme Roger McMaster, Head of Libraries and Record Office, Suffolk County Council Janet Wood, Performance & Resources Manager, Libraries, Advice & Information, Stockport MBC Julie Spencer, Head of Libraries, Bolton MBC