Monthly Archives: November 2012

Grants available for Welsh libraries

Librarians across Wales eagerly await the moment when the grant paperwork from CyMAL is released. So I’m sure everyone is very excited to know that the paperwork is now available on the CyMAL web pages, and you have two months … Continue reading

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Living in a digital world

(And I am a digital girl – well, sort of.*) Whilst we haven’t yet become cyborgs, the governments of Great Britain (ie England**, Scotland and Wales) are all trying to encourage a ‘digital shift’ through their own digital strategies. A … Continue reading

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Accessiblity of libraries

Do you have an interest in the accessibility of libraries and information services? If so, you may want to look at the forthcoming conference ‘Access All Areas: Accessibility in Higher Education’ which is on 27th November 2012 in Aberystwyth. NB although … Continue reading

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Report into library closures in England published

The Commons Select Committee inquiry into public library closures in England published its report today (6th November 2012). The report can be viewed as hyperlink sections, or as a pdf. The headline of their news page is: “Council plans for libraries risk failure … Continue reading

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Lottery fund boost for reading in north Wales

Thanks to a substantial grant from the Big Lottery Fund to the Reader Organisation, north Wales citizens will soon be benefitting from a Get Into Reading campaign which will take place over three years. The Reading Organisation have been awarded … Continue reading

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