Monthly Archives: April 2013

Rewarding marketing of Welsh libraries – the results

For the fourth year running libraries in Wales have been able to compete in a national (all-Wales) competition for marketing awards. These are run as part of the marketing strand of the library strategy (Libraries Inspire), and are organised by … Continue reading

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Bursaries for library staff in Wales available

As in previous years, library staff in Wales are able to apply for funding to undertake a range of qualifications and training/career development needs. The bursaries are available for qualifications from Level 2 upwards (i.e. from the Certificate in LAIS) … Continue reading

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The librarian of the year long list is announced!

CILIP in Wales have just announced the long list for the Welsh librarian of the year award for 2013 (its first year). To find out who the 12 wonderful librarians are, read the CILIP in Wales blog post. The winner … Continue reading

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Online resources funded in Wales 2013-14

Development of e-resources is one of the priorities of Libraries Inspire, the Welsh Government’s library strategy. For 2013-14 there will be some changes in provision.  Newspapers The current contract with NewsBank ended on 31 March after 3 years of service. … Continue reading

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CILIP to be re-branded

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is to be re-branded with a new name and new logo. The reasons behind this are explained on their website and mainly relate to the period of change the organisation has undergone … Continue reading

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American usage of public libraries infographic

If you like your information in visual form, here’s an infographic on American public libraries and their usage. The blog when I got it from has a narrative about the figures in the infographic, and its original posting is from here. Courtesy … Continue reading

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New digital archive for the UK

From 6th April 2013, six legal deposit libraries in the UK and Ireland will be using the powers of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 to enable them to gather and store a vast amount of digital material, particularly stuff … Continue reading

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