Category Archives: Libraries Inspire

Why I #LoveLibraries and #CaruLlyfrgelloedd

In Wales the #LoveLibraries (or in Welsh #CaruLlyfrgelloedd) campaign has just started (mid Oct 2014). This, mostly social media, campaign is seeking to promote fantastic library services, activities and staff, and also to increase membership by getting existing members to encourage … Continue reading

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Fancy being a student again?

Are you working in a Welsh library service and looking to improve your qualifications? You may be eligible for a workforce development bursary to help you improve your skills. Bursaries are available for vocational qualifications (Level 2, the old ‘NVQ’) … Continue reading

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Every child a library member: launched!

Today (Wed 19th March 2014), the Minister for Culture and Sport in Wales, John Griffiths AM, and Dr Rhys Jones, wildlife expert and TV presenter,  launched a new scheme to start the automatic sign up of primary school children in … Continue reading

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Be in it to win it! Marketing awards for Welsh libraries

Once again it’s coming up to the deadline for the annual Welsh libraries marketing awards. Now in their sixth year (I think), there are new categories for this year. Entries are welcome for the categories of public, FE, HE, and … Continue reading

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Kick-off: the Get Libraries campaign is launched

Rugby balls were swapped for books on Thursday 10th October 2013 with the launch of the Get reading, get better, get libraries campaign at the Scarlets‘ rugby ground in Llanelli. The annual library festival for Wales this year has a focus on … Continue reading

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I have a cunning (marketing) plan

A key part of the Welsh Government’s library strategy (Libraries Inspire 2012-16) is the ‘attracting an audience’ strand. This is long-hand for the marketing element, which is led by a small team based in Wrexham on behalf of all Welsh … Continue reading

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So what does a library development adviser actually do?

My job title is Libraries Development Adviser, but what does that actually mean? Hopefully by the end of this post you’ll have a clearer idea of what I do and how I can maybe help you, especially (particularly) if you … Continue reading

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