About the Talk
A talk was given by Heather Kirby, Croydon Libraries at the Running A Public
Library Website workshop held at the University of Bath on 15-16th November 1999.
- Croydon Case Study
- Heather Kirby from Croydon Library Service spoke about Croydon Online. She explained
that the site was developed from a clear set of aims and vision. Many of the initiatives
involve working cross-sectorally, which Heather admitted had proved to be hard work. It
was explained that, for example, it can be difficult to ensure that web sites you may link
to, but over which you have no direct control, are kept up to date. Despite the
difficulties, working with other departments and organisations was felt to be a worthy
experience. Working with the education department has, for example, enabled the library to
access funding to develop the Skillsboost initiative. This funding would not have been
available to the library had they not been in partnership with the education department.
Web Sites Mentioned In Presentation
- [HTML Format] - [Powerpoint 97]
is Head of Reference & Information Services in the Croydon Libraries & Museums
service. She has much experience of working in information services. She is a firm
advocate of the value of public libraries in their communities and the benefits of ICT
provision as an integral part of a public library service.