Category Archives: Governance

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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Scoping future options for public libraries in Wales

The Expert Review of public libraries in Wales outlined 11 recommendations, one of which was to review future models of service delivery and to look at regional and national options (recommendation 10). The Scoping a new public library service for … Continue reading

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New guidance on community managed libraries and statutory provision

In consultation with local authorities in Wales, the Welsh Government has drawn up guidance on what requirements community managed libraries must meet in order to be considered as part of a local authority’s statutory service, and also whether they can … 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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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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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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