Monthly Archives: February 2013

Keep up at the back! E-books and libraries update

As ever, the world of e-books changes on a weekly basis. I highlight some news items and stories about e-books and libraries in my scoop.it page (which should be accessible in public libraries even where restrictions are in place, and … Continue reading

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This is some of what libraries do – universal offers

On Thursday 31 January 2013, a set of ‘universal offers’ were launched in London jointly by the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL), the Arts Council England (ACE), and the Reading Agency (TRA). They are based around four themes (health, information, … Continue reading

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Changing cultures: addressing child poverty

On Tuesday 5th February the Minister for Housing, Regeneration and ┬áHeritage, Huw Lewis AM, made an oral statement in the Senedd on “Making a difference: the role of museums, archives and libraries in tackling child poverty”. He also took questions … Continue reading

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Welsh librarian of the year award

CILIP Wales are launching a Welsh Librarian of the Year award for the first time (2013). The award is open to all library and information professionals* working in Wales, and the award will be presented at the CILIP Wales annual … Continue reading

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