EDGE2017 Conference Programme

DAY ONE Thursday 2nd March 2017

8.00-9.15 Coffee and Registration in the atrium, Radisson Blu, Royal Mile, EH1 1TH

Physical – New Approaches

Chair: David BruceSenior Education Manager, City if Edinburgh Council

9.15-9.30 Welcome and Introduction by Councillor Norma Austin Hart, Vice-Convener of Culture and Sport, City of Edinburgh Council

9.30-9.45 David Bruce

9.45-10.05 Sue Wilkinson – Chief Executive, The Reading Agency.

A vast amount of work has gone into the Libraries Outcomes programme, which is widely viewed in the sector as a standard which we will all use and understand. This toolkit will help us articulate the impact of the work which libraries promote and deliver so enthusiastically.

10.05-10.30 Neil MacInnes – Strategic Lead, Libraries, Galleries and Culture, Manchester & President, Society of Chief Librarians.

Hear from Neil how Manchester Libraries use an income generation trust model to exploit their collections and generate income, especially in retail and how they use the income to develop the service.

10.30-10.50 Question & Answer session

10.50-11.20 Refreshment Break

11.20-11.45 Lucy McCredie – Brand Licensing Consultant.

Maximise the commercial potential of your collections from the smallest detail to the largest wall hanging. What is Brand Licensing, how can we do it, plan it, manage it and most importantly gain income from it?

11.45-12.20 Lisa Roberts – Client Manager: Culture and Leisure, Peterborough City Council, and Scott Simpson – Libraries & Information Services Manager – East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Limited

Extending availability with Open Libraries in the UK using technology to improve access.

12.20-12.40 Question & Answer session

12.40-1.30 Lunch in the Canongate Room

Social – Building Communities through Co. Delivery

Chair: Annie Mauger, Director of Chartered Institute of Housing, Scotland

1.30-1.45 Annie Mauger

1.45-2.20 Anthony Hopkins – Head of Library, Heritage & Adult Education Service – London Borough of Merton and David Fletcher, Founder of Wimbletech CIC

Anthony Hopkins will talk about Merton’s award winning work in developing a new and innovative library volunteering model that is now being scaled up across London and elsewhere and David Fletcher will tell us about The Workary, a highly successful co-working aproach, greatly benefiting libraries in London, with aims to expand across the UK.

 2.20-2.45 Sarah Hassan –Assistant Head of Service, Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service.

Learn about Norfolk ‘Healthy Libraries’ initiative; a countywide programme promoting healthy living and targeting the county’s most serious health priorities through the Norfolk library network. Libraries and their partners collaborating to make a difference. Libraries Change Lives winners 2016

2.45-3.00 Question & Answer Session

3.00-3.30 Refreshment Break

3.30-3.55 Margaret Bell – Operational Manager, Libraries Northern Ireland

Libraries NI had been shortlisted in three categories in the Dementia Friendly Awards. They have been recognised for their work in creating supportive and safe communities for people with dementia and their loved ones and are at the forefront of best practice in the UK today.

3.55-4.20 David Eddy, Principal Library Manager, Sefton Council.

Sefton’s Lost Voices is a project that gives people in the early stages of memory loss the chance to record their oral histories. Library teams promote the importance of creating a dementia friendly area within each of their library venues.

 4.20-4.30 Question & Answer session

The Gala Dinner

7.00pm Drinks reception, Great Scots Hall. Musical entertainment provided The Royal High School Quartet

7.45pm Call to dinner

8.00pm Dinner in the Dunedin Room, hosted by David Bruce, Senior Education Manager, City of Edinburgh Council

The EDGE2017 Award Ceremony. Awards presented by Alistair Gaw, Acting Director of Communities & Families, City of Edinburgh Council

DAY TWO Friday 3rd March 2017

9.00 – 9.45am Arrival and coffee

Digital – Meeting our Future Now!

Chair: Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive, Scottish Libraries and Information Council

9.45-10.00 Pamela Tulloch

10.00-10.20 Martyn Wallace, Chief Digital Officer, Scottish Local Government

Martyn will outline how local authorities can use digital technology to save costs and move forward and how by  improving outcomes via digital technology, we can deliver more effective customer-response services.

10.20-10.30 Questions to Martyn

10.30 – 11.00 Catharina Rinzema, Project Manager Reading & Writing Foundation, the Netherlands
Catharina will talk about their Public Libraries 2020 programme in Brussels which brings together library organisations and advocates from across the EU to raise awareness of the value of public libraries as partners for social and economic development under the Europe 2020 strategy. The international network and projects with UNESCO, Global Alliance on Literacy and library innovation project with the architect Francine Houben and HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands. Their Language for Life programme in the Netherlands has achieved major successes with many libraries and local partners.

11.00-11.15 Bolinda

With the growing need to provide libraries and their users with an affordable eBook and eAudiobook digital solution that is enjoyable, easy to use and accessible to every part of the community – BorrowBox has become the fastest growing digital solution in the UK. Bolinda are constantly innovating and continue to develop BorrowBox around library user’s needs.

11.15-11.45 Erik Boekesteijn, Director and Founder Doklab

Due to rapid technological developments, many libraries are realising that they have to enter into a new phase in their existence. In the current climate, when libraries are being faced with cuts and an uncertain future, sound advice is essential. Welcome to the Extreme Library Makeover!

11.45-12.00 Questions to speakers on panel

Close of EDGE2017 Paul McCloskey, Acting Library and Information Service Manager, City of Edinburgh Council

From 12.15 Lunch, The Cannongate Room