Monthly Archives: July 2014

Fancy being a student again?

Are you working in a Welsh library service and looking to improve your qualifications? You may be eligible for a workforce development bursary to help you improve your skills. Bursaries are available for vocational qualifications (Level 2, the old ‘NVQ’) … Continue reading

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Welsh libraries: “unique … contribution to … community life”

The National Assembly for Wales* Communities, Equality and Local Government committee has published its report today (23rd July 2014) following its inquiry into public libraries in Wales. (Report also available in Welsh.) Watch a YouTube video of the chair of the report … Continue reading

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It’s not a myth! The summer reading challenge in Wales

Hooray – it’s back! Last week John Griffiths AM, Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport in Wales officially launched the Summer Reading Challenge 2014 at Canton Library in Cardiff.     Around 60 excited school children joined the Minister to … Continue reading

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Helping people to access research via libraries

Research articles are not just of interest to students and academics in established educational institutions. There are many serious hobbyists, writers and independent researchers who may have an interest in a particular topic and who wish to access the latest … Continue reading

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Speaking volumes about impact: Libraries and wellbeing

A new handy, colourful and concise leaflet has been produced showing the impact of public libraries on four aspects of wellbeing: culture, communities, learning and economic. Produced by the Carnegie UK Trust the folded pamphlet (“Speaking volumes“) captures excellent examples of … Continue reading

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