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Victorian Public Libraries 2030 Strategic Framework June 2013.

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1 Victorian Public Libraries 2030 Strategic Framework June 2013

2 Background Objectives: Identify global trends that may impact future public library services Explore alternative futures, tipping points & strategic responses to trends Develop & extend the capacity of the sector to think strategically Create an adaptable framework that can meaningfully guide strategic planning in any location

3 Process Collaborative 5-stage process involving over 80 Victorian public library managers, staff & stakeholders 1.Interviews 2.Creating future scenarios workshop 3.Transitioning to the future workshop – backcasting 4.Impact on public libraries workshop – analysis 5.Strategic framework workshop

4 Victorian Public Libraries 2030 Strategic Framework June 2013

5 Social trends Creativity Collaboration Brain health Dynamic learning Community connection Photos: Brimbank Libraries, Glenelg Libraries, Wyndham Library Service

6 Victorian Public Libraries 2030 Strategic Framework June 2013

7 Five prominent & emerging social trends Creative scenarioCommunity scenario Creativity The desire to unlock, express, develop & record creative interests Collaboration The willingness to partner, cooperate & share with others Brain health The need for lifelong mental engagement, stimulation & care Dynamic learning The need to continually learn new knowledge & skills to participate fully in a rapidly changing environment Community connection The desire for stable & trusted relationships with people & places of common interest

8 Opportunities Community wants & needs emerging from future social trends Opportunities for public libraries A drive to explore & develop creative interestsBecome vibrant creativity hubs, facilitating communal creative development & expression Opportunities to partner & share with others, both as individuals & as organisations Become co-working hubs, bringing people & organisations together to collaborate creatively, socially & professionally Lifelong mental engagement, stimulation & careBecome the community’s brain gymnasium Continuous acquisition of new knowledge & skills to participate fully in a rapidly changing environment Provide community learning programs that support 21st-century literacies Stable & trusted relationships with people & places of common interest Become the community agora – a meeting place for people to gather, share & learn

9 Strategic Framework Strategic objectives 1. StorytellingTo generate internal & external belief & buy-in to a shared vision for the future role of Victorian public libraries 2. Revenue & fundingTo develop a portfolio of revenue & funding streams that ensure the future prosperity of Victorian public libraries 3. Products, services & programsTo offer a suite of products, services & programs that meets the community’s changing expectations & needs of a public library into the future 4. Facilities & resourcesTo incorporate a mix of flexible spaces that facilitate & support the range of public library products & services into the future 5. StaffTo develop a flexible & inclusive culture that attracts & retains people with the right skills & attitude to deliver public library products & services into the future

10 Signals ‘With the rise of ebooks, public libraries are at a crossroads. Some book publishers … are reluctant to supply ebooks to libraries at the very time that library patrons are clamouring for greater access to such materials. Rather than standing idly by … some libraries … are developing community publishing initiatives in partnership with self-published ebook authors.’ Mark Coker, Huffington Post, March 2013

11 Victorian Public Libraries 2030 Strategic Framework June 2013 The Victorian Public Libraries 2030 Summary Report and full report are available at


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