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The only thing constant is change, they say. With the reading habits of students continuously evolving and preferences changing, isn’t it only fair that your Library too embraces the change. With the help of qualifies subject-matter experts, transform your existing Library into an effective Knowledge Centre which helps students in the pursuit of their reading goals and in their research needs.

steps in re-crafting a new-age reading experience for your school

ASSESS AS-IS STATE

1

As any professionally-managed Change Management program, it is imperative to first understand the as-is state. This gives us a good understanding of key areas of shortcomings and strengths. The objective is primarily to introduce effective catalysts that will help the students re-discover the love of the written word.

Some of the key activities involved in this Phase are:

  • Understanding the School’s vision for the new Library
  • Understanding student demographics
  • Assessing reading levels of students through AR or Lexile, if not already available
  • Understanding policy framework for alignment to Common Core, Ofsted etc, if any
  • Auditing the content within the Library
  • Obtaining feedback from students on usage of library
  • Obtaining feedback from Librarian on challenges faced
  • Conducting a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for Librarians and students
  • Understanding operational costs of current set-up

2

DEFINING THE CHANGE

Based on the exercise conducted above, comprehensive reports will be presented to the key Project Leaders and will contain the following elements:

  • Feedback from students, teachers and Librarians
  • Strengths/shortcomings of Library content, physical or electronic
  • Recommendation for supplementing appropriate content with the Library based on the above
  • Recommendation for changes within the physical library, if required
  • Recommendation for cost optimisations
  • Documenting the new project scope and delivery phases
  • Finalising project costs
  • Finalising key performance factors
  • Finalising the Service Level Agreement (SLA)

BUILD

3

Depending on the agreed scope of work, the Build phase would involve the following elements:

  • Implementation of library design and décor as agreed*
  • Delivery of Library furniture and supplies*
  • Delivery of books and resources befitting the School’s specific needs*
  • Cataloguing and Barcoding the books
  • Setting up the Library portal
  • Configuring the eContent such as eBooks, Audiobooks etc
  • Setting-up the Single Sign-On (SSO) access with agreed vendors (incl LDAP authentication)
  • Updating the student database

4

TRAIN

This forms a crucial element of the overall project and could be a catalyst in shaping the outcome. A mutually agreed time will be agreed to deliver the below training and orientations. Delivery of the training could be either in-person or over the Web depending on the geography.

The Training phase involves the following elements:

  • Delivering a Train-The-Trainer program to key faculty
  • Training the System Administrator
  • Training the Librarian across all functions
  • Demonstration to a sample student group, if required
  • Sharing the System User Guide

IMPLEMENT

5

The portal is fine-tuned based on feedback received from the user group and its now ready for implementation. Since the portal is hosted in a secure cloud, implementation is a fairly smooth process without requiring significant involvement from the System Administrators.

The implementation process involves the following elements:

  • Releasing the login-ids (in cases where portal is accessed independently instead of LDAP or any other authentication)
  • Enabling access for the entire user community
  • Assistance in communicating key features and program details to the students and faculty, if required

6

SUPPORT

A change program is only as good as its use. Its success lies in effective use where the benefits are realised as expected. Reademption recognises that and ensures that all support requests are duly answered.

Support is an ongoing process and involves the following key elements:

  • Response within 4 working hours for any non-conformities in the 1st month
  • Thereafter response to all support emails or calls as per SLA agreed at the start of the program
  • Periodic communication on new features and updates

* Service Available in Select Countries only