Category Archives: CyMAL

New links for MALD information

Following the name change of CyMAL to MALD (Museums, Archives and Libraries Division), the web pages have undergone a revision. Old links no longer work and I will try to update the links on my pages, and perhaps the last … Continue reading

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Record breaking this summer in libraries

It may not be a record-breaking summer for weather here in Wales, but the public libraries are seeking to break some records around reading during the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC), whose theme is year is… record breakers! The launch of … 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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Community libraries and trusts: a research-based report

An independent research report has just been published which investigates the current situation of community libraries and two newly established library trusts in Wales. It was commissioned by the Welsh Government as part of the recommendations (#4 and #8) of … Continue reading

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Tender open for single LMS for Welsh public libraries

Hot on the heels of the Welsh universities’ announcement of the supplier for their new single LMS, the public libraries in Wales have just released the tender for a single LMS for their sector, via the National Procurement Service in … Continue reading

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A trio of public library standards

Regular readers of this blog, and those up to date with Welsh public library news, will know that in April 2014 a new framework of Welsh Public Library Standards was produced. You can read about the framework in an older … Continue reading

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Libraries: “vital role” in Wales says review

“Public libraries will continue to play a vital role in the ongoing delivery of local and national priorities such as social inclusion, lifelong learning, literacy, digital inclusion, health and wellbeing and community cohesion.” (Paragraph 198)  An independent expert panel, appointed … Continue reading

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