Category Archives: Libraries

Shining a Light on Welsh public libraries – Guest Post

In April 2017 the Carnegie UK Trust issued their latest research report on public libraries in the UK and Republic of Ireland. This a guest post by Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust, and author of the report … Continue reading

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Celebrating libraries, archives and museums in Wales

October and November are busy times in Wales for celebrating libraries, archives and museums as each sector has a festival to help everyone get to know their museum, archive and library and what’s on offer. (I’m very grateful to Emma … Continue reading

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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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Big friendly start to the Big Friendly Read!

“The event was a chance to show what libraries do so well, everyday – a place full of people having a great time, celebrating reading.” (Jemma Francis, my colleague) Public libraries across Wales, along with their counterparts in the rest … Continue reading

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Adults’ media use, particularly of the Internet, from Ofcom research

Last month (April 2016), Ofcom produced its annual Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report for the UK. This research report looks at “media use, attitudes and understanding, and how these change over time, with a particular focus on those groups that … Continue reading

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Mini round up of news from Welsh libraries

Despite my recent silence on social media, particularly lack of blog posts, there has been lots going on in Welsh libraries, and today’s blog post only highlights some of the recent items. Yesterday (31st March 2016), Ken Skates AM, Deputy … Continue reading

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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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