Monthly Archives: August 2013

A workforce plan for Wales

Following on from my previous post on workforce issues, this post highlights CyMAL’s newly published sector workforce development plan for 2013-14. It covers museums, archives and libraries, and outlines nine priority areas and what actions are being taken to deliver … Continue reading

Posted in Academic libraries, Careers, CyMAL, Libraries, Public libraries, Publications, Training, Wales, Workforce development | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Building the foundations

Here in Wales we have the only two library and information studies foundation degrees in the whole of the UK. Both are run through distance/open learning styles, so people from outside Wales can also benefit from this qualification. They both … Continue reading

Posted in Careers, CyMAL, Libraries, Wales, Workforce development | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Valuing libraries

Establishing the value of libraries can be a tricky business. Many people believe that libraries ‘are a good thing because ….’ (fill in the blanks yourself). But do we have evidence? The types of things libraries are really good at … Continue reading

Posted in Academic libraries, CyMAL, England, Evaluations, Impact/Value, Libraries, Libraries for Life, Measuring impact, Northern Ireland, Public libraries, Publications, Research, Scotland, UK, Wales | Tagged , | 3 Comments