Monthly Archives: August 2014

New scheme for innovative public library ideas

The Carnegie UK Trust are about (from 1st Sept 2014) to open applications to a new scheme of theirs: the Carnegie Library Lab. This is a three year programme of £200,000 “aimed at fostering leadership and innovation in the public library … Continue reading

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TV soaps, libraries and public debate – guest post

Can soap operas tell us anything meaningful about ourselves and the way we live? Do they document our times? I imagine they aim to, although many of us will dismiss them as fluff. Nevertheless even a casual viewer would note, … Continue reading

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50 years of the Public Libraries Act 1964

[Guest post by Hywel James, Gwynedd, and he kindly wrote it it in Welsh too] The chief librarians in Wales celebrated recently. What did they have to celebrate, you may ask, in the middle of planning drastic cuts in spending … Continue reading

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