Category Archives: CILIP

National Libraries Day 2016 – use it, love it, join it

I know what I will be doing on Saturday 6th February 2016 … I will be visiting my local library! I will probably also take to the Twitter airwaves to remind people to visit their library in person or to … Continue reading

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November is a month of months!

It turns out that not only is it NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), it is also National Non Fiction November! And, by some strange coincidence, I am (sort of) approaching the latter through the former. I shall explain. Despite its … Continue reading

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Inclusive book stock

I recall from my days as a library studies student and working in libraries that generally library staff are very good at being inclusive, in all areas of their work, but definitely in terms of stock collection. I’ve just read … Continue reading

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Ambitions and opportunities for Scottish public libraries

Public libraries in Scotland were centre stage last week when the first strategy for them was launched at the CILIP Scotland  conference June 2015. Entitled Ambition & Opportunity: a strategy for public libraries in Scotland 2015-20, it focuses on 6 … Continue reading

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Conference nuggets from Wales

The theme of the 2015 CILIP Cymru Wales conference was ‘Ready for business’ and there definitely seemed to be a positive and energetic vibe during the two days of the conference. The programme on both days was very full and … Continue reading

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The library career and qualifications path

Library staff in Wales have opportunities to improve their skills and qualifications through the bursaries and training available under the Libraries Inspire strategic programme for 2015-16. Full information can be found in the document ‘Library workforce development grant information’ on … Continue reading

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Welsh librarian of 2015 award open

It’s almost May so that can only mean one thing – the CILIP Cymru Wales 2015 conference is nearly here! The event is still open for bookings but I mainly want to highlight the third Welsh Librarian of the Year … Continue reading

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