Monthly Archives: May 2011

Meeting the future library leaders

Last week I was invited to give a talk to a group of library Foundation Degree students who were on their final study school week of their course in the delightful setting of Gregynog Hall. The 12 students on the … Continue reading

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Reflections on things from CILIP Wales conference 12-13th May 2011

I’m not going to produce a report of each speaker’s presentations because most of the presentations will be available on the CILIP website, and Sharon Crossan (RSC Wales) has written comprehensively on quite a few of them. Instead, I’ll reflect on … Continue reading

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Welsh Language Talking Books

75 years after the launch of the first RNIB talking book, an historic event has taken place with the launch of the first ever Welsh Language Talking Book, produced by RNIB Cymru. The first playing of the book took place … Continue reading

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Welsh library strategy update

The consultation on Libraries Inspire received over 45 responses (thanks everyone who responded). I’m now working with colleagues on analysing the responses and producing a document that summarises the responses and which will be publicly available. We’re also taking the … Continue reading

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Welsh information literacy project

On Tuesday I attended the regular steering group meeting of the Welsh Information Literacy project. The project is entering its second year, with an ambitious five objectives to achieve by March 2012. All the objectives for year one were met … Continue reading

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