Carolyn Robbinson Libraries and Information Manager, Christchurch Libraries - Speaking at Seismics and the City 2015

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Your library your voice Community engagement informing design Presented by: Carolyn Robertson Libraries & Information Manager and Carsten Auer Architectus/shl

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Engagement - PhilosophyAgreed point with CouncilPublic engagement - IAP2 scale- Fun and innovative - Jargon free and readily understood - Accessible and local- Appealing to all

Engagement - PrinciplesChristchurch Central LibraryEngagement Public involvementTouch points with the community (Advertisements newspapers, radio and articles)Drop in sessionsDisplays and feedback opportunitiesOnline forumsSocial media (Libraries and CCC channels)Dedicated digital stands at Council facilitiesIndividual displaysDigital platform providing versatile benefitsCommunity events

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Engagement Public awarenessChristchurch Central Library

Engagement - Survey findings- 4 themes have been identified from 2,400 comments.Christchurch Central LibraryA welcoming place:Child FriendlyQuite spaces includedFriendly sociable community spaceGood flow choice of spacesDynamically connected for discovery and learning:Discover studyReadPlayInteract

A fusion of spaces for every function:CollectionQuite spacesChild friendlyCafe

Equipped for every purpose:Books, DVDs etcFurniture-beanbags, chairs etcComputers and new technology5Results to inform design team So what does this tell us? Vibrant noisy spaces Quiet study spaces Technology for everyone Open plan Light airy spaces Welcoming, safe space Learning spaces Space to relax Multicultural Caf Eco friendly Seismically robust Community hub Parking / Transport links

To some extent these results were anticipated, with the exception of :-

- Structural resilience topped quick poll criteria- High expectation on caf Both noisy and quiet spaces Had anticipated eco-friendly would rank higher Pleasantly surprised in transport quick polls

It was noted that : Strong support for the South Library style of service.Christchurch Central Library

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