Monthly Archives: December 2011

England – Committee inquiry into library closures

As many of you will know, libraries are a devolved issue, meaning they are the responsibility of the separate parliaments/assemblies. This post covers a library issue in England, but there is no reason why people in Wales cannot also reply … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, England, Libraries, Public libraries | 1 Comment

(Almost) everything you need to know about Libraries Inspire

I have produced a brief introduction to Libraries Inspire as a separate page of this blog – see the menu tab above or click here. Hopefully it will answer any questions you have about Libraries Inspire, but if you do … Continue reading

Posted in CyMAL, Libraries Inspire, Strategies, Wales | Leave a comment

Guidelines for effective communication with the public

Have you ever wanted to have a handy guide to help library staff dealing with customers? Well, An Chomhairle Leabharlanna (The Library Council in the Republic of Ireland) has launched a guide on clear communication for staff in public libraries … Continue reading

Posted in Customer service | 1 Comment

Student placement in CyMAL – deadline 9th Dec

Are you a student or do you know any students who are looking for a year placement? There is currently a Welsh Government student work placement available at CyMAL, deadline Friday 9th December. General info about the placements says: “We offer … Continue reading

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E-books day in Wales – a review

Around 60 delegates attended the e-books day in Aberystwyth on Friday 25th November. (I will try not to be biased in this post, although I did help organise the day. NB this post is going to be quite long!) Three … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, CyMAL, E-books, Events, Presentations / talks, Scotland, Wales | 6 Comments