Monthly Archives: May 2014

Call for evidence: Welsh public libraries review

The expert panel undertaking the review of public libraries in Wales on behalf of the Minister for Culture and Sport have just issued a call for written evidence. Further details about the review and how to submit evidence is available online … Continue reading

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Peter Keelan: Welsh Librarian of the Year!

The winnner of the 2014 CILIP Cymru Wales librarian of the year. Sue Thomas of the Public Health Library won the category for public services. More information about both candidates and their work can now be found on the CILIP … Continue reading

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Making a difference: a personal reflection

I’m at the CILIP Cymru Wales conference whose theme is ‘Making a difference: libraries and their communities’ and I began to ponder and reflect on whether I make a difference in my job. I no longer work in a library … Continue reading

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The economic value of public libraries

New research published yesterday (14th May 2014), by ALMA-UK (Archives, Libraries and Museums Alliance UK) reveals the economic value of public libraries in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. John Griffiths, the Minister for Culture and Sport in Wales, announced the Welsh … Continue reading

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Welsh Librarian of the Year 2014: the shortlist

Announcement due Thursday 15th May!

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New standards for Welsh public libraries

A new set of library standards for Welsh public libraries has been produced and launched. Libraries making a difference: the fifth quality framework of Welsh Public Library Standards 2014-2017 builds on previous frameworks but includes impact and outcome measures for the … Continue reading

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