Category Archives: Consultations

Publishing and literature in Wales survey

The Welsh Government is reviewing its support for publishing and literature in Wales and there is an open questionnaire/survey for anyone to fill in. Closes 31 August 2016 and is also available in Welsh. Readers and librarians may be keen … Continue reading

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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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Expert panel for review of Welsh public libraries announced

Today (13th Feb 2014)  the Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM, announced the panel for the expert review of public library services in Wales. This was announced in a written statement and at a Welsh Local Government Association … Continue reading

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Minister makes written statement on Welsh public libraries

Today (Tuesday 3rd December 2013), the Minister for Culture and Sport in Wales (John Griffiths AM) published a written statement on Welsh public libraries. You can view it on the page for Cabinet statements on the Welsh Government website. In it … Continue reading

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Independent Sieghart review of e-lending in public libraries published

Last autumn the DCMS commissioned an independent review of e-lending in public libraries in England. The panel took evidence from selected individuals and organisations representing a range of views, from publishers, librarians, booksellers, authors and so on, as well as … Continue reading

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Skills of the library workforce – future of sector skills

Some of you may be aware of things called National Occupational Standards* and sector skills councils. As this topic can get a bit confusing with lots of different names etc I’m going to try to keep it as simple as … Continue reading

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Report into library closures in England published

The Commons Select Committee inquiry into public library closures in England published its report today (6th November 2012). The report can be viewed as hyperlink sections, or as a pdf. The headline of their news page is: “Council plans for libraries risk failure … Continue reading

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