Monthly Archives: November 2011

2012-13 CyMAL grant schemes open

The CyMAL grant paperwork is now available and the schemes are open for applications from libraries (and museums and archives) in Wales for 2012-13 projects. Minister for Housing Regeneration and Heritage Huw Lewis announced the grant scheme yesterday to coincide … Continue reading

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Infographic on librarians

Infographics are increasingly being used to display data and information in a pretty graphic format. I picked up a link to this one which is all about librarians and libraries in the US. Quite a few interesting facts on there, … Continue reading

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Heartwarming newspaper article on wonderful public libraries

In these darkening days (and that’s not just the daylight and weather), it’s really good to come across a newspaper article that is positive, heartwarming, and accurately tells the library story. If you want to read such an article, click … Continue reading

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Public library standards in Wales

Along with some CyMAL colleagues I recently attended the annual feedback seminar for the Welsh Public Library Standards (WPLS). Since 2002 the services of Welsh public libraries have been monitored and evaluated through the framework of the standards, with each … Continue reading

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Libraries Inspire is launched

Although some people may view a launch of a government strategy as possibly a bit dull, the library staff at Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Treorchy library did an absolutely fantastic job in creating a lively and interesting event for the launch … Continue reading

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E-books day in Wales

I’ve noticed from the search terms used to find this blog that recently several people have been looking for information about the planned e-books day on Friday 25th November. I was holding back from posting about it because I didn’t … Continue reading

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