Category Archives: School libraries

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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It’s January, it’s time to enter the library marketing excellence awards for Wales

The following comes from the Audience Development Team, who are looking for the best library marketing activities in Wales from 2015: “Has your service attracted new audiences, done a great marketing activity on a shoestring or used some grant funding … Continue reading

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Inclusive book stock

I recall from my days as a library studies student and working in libraries that generally library staff are very good at being inclusive, in all areas of their work, but definitely in terms of stock collection. I’ve just read … Continue reading

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Reasons to love your library for National Libraries Day

Those of you who know me and my slightly hippier side will know that I believe in things like compassion, love and kindness, to yourself and all living beings. Therefore the campaign to write a love letter to your library … Continue reading

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The daily lives of librarians

The daily life of a librarian can be very varied. (And for ‘librarian’ I mean all staff who work in libraries, not just those who have library qualifications.) And not only that, but librarians working in different types of libraries can … Continue reading

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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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Welsh libraries feature in TV programme

The Children’s Poet Laureate of Wales , Aneirin Karadog, encouraged everyone to visit their local libraries in an item on the Welsh language TV programme Heno (episode 208, first item, 6 minutes long) last night. The item featured Canton and Prestatyn libraries, … Continue reading

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