Monthly Archives: May 2013

Unrestricted staff access to social media – a roundup

Originally posted on social for the people:
Free use of social media across a whole company – it’s not a concept everybody agrees is productive. But where I work, it’s helping us to achieve some of our organisational values of…

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I have a cunning (marketing) plan

A key part of the Welsh Government’s library strategy (Libraries Inspire 2012-16) is the ‘attracting an audience’ strand. This is long-hand for the marketing element, which is led by a small team based in Wrexham on behalf of all Welsh … Continue reading

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Come on make some noise (in libraries)

Soon (3-14th June 2013) it will be Make a noise in libraries (MANIL) fortnight. This is an annual campaign run by the RNIB to promote library services for blind and partially sighted people. This year the theme is ‘signposting’ and working together to … Continue reading

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Welsh librarian of the year winners!

Last night at the CILIP Cymru Wales conference in Cardiff, the winners of the inaugural Welsh librarian of the year award were announced. The judging panel must have had a really hard time choosing the winners from the short listed … Continue reading

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So what does a library development adviser actually do?

My job title is Libraries Development Adviser, but what does that actually mean? Hopefully by the end of this post you’ll have a clearer idea of what I do and how I can maybe help you, especially (particularly) if you … Continue reading

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‘Parents, children, libraries and reading’ research report

The Pew Internet (part of the Pew Research Centre in America) have released another useful report (Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading) which investigates the views of parents on these topics. One of the brief summaries about the research said “Parents of … Continue reading

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Libraries of the future infographic

Another snazzy infographic depicting the possible future of libraries. It was adapted from PewInternet for a key address at the State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference in 2012. The Pew Internet produce a lot of research into … Continue reading

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