Monthly Archives: January 2013

Community libraries England report

The Arts Council England, the body tasked with looking after public libraries in England, has recently* published the report Community libraries – Learning from experience: guiding principles for local authorities with the Local Government Association on different ways in which communities are involved … Continue reading

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Promoting health at the library

Welsh library staff and health professionals held a joint conference recently called Promoting health: libraries your community asset. It was, by all accounts, a resounding success, attended by over 80 delegates, and reinforced the message about the excellent work library … Continue reading

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Recent CIPFA public library statistics

A month or so ago the CIPFA public library statistics for 2011-12 (April to March) were published. I didn’t get round to writing a blog about them at the time, and fellow Welsh library blogger, Stephen Gregory CILIP policy officer … Continue reading

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Diary dates for 2013

If you’re looking to fill in your clean 2013 diary you may like to note that the CILIP Wales conference is being held on 16-17th May this year, in Cardiff. See the CILIP website for more information. The Wales higher … Continue reading

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Job advert Librarian of National Library of Wales

The current Librarian of the National Library of Wales (Andrew Green), is retiring in March 2013 after fourteen years in the role. The Library’s Board of Trustees wishes to appoint a successor “to continue leading the process of developing the Library and … Continue reading

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Personal start pages, rss feeds and my public Netvibes page

At long last I have finally made my Netvibes RSS feeds public, and improved my own personal ‘start’ or home page. I have been muttering about doing this for about 4 years and it was only whilst working from home … Continue reading

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