Category Archives: SCL

A classic Welsh read

A new scheme has just been launched to find the most loved Welsh language classic books. If you have a favourite book in the Welsh language that you think is a classic, you can nominate the book for inclusion in … Continue reading

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Health(y) information is good for everyone!

I recently attended a library staff conference in Wales which was on the theme of health and wellbeing and libraries. There were lots of examples of projects that are going on in Wales and quite a few times I overheard … Continue reading

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Independent Sieghart review of e-lending in public libraries published

Last autumn the DCMS commissioned an independent review of e-lending in public libraries in England. The panel took evidence from selected individuals and organisations representing a range of views, from publishers, librarians, booksellers, authors and so on, as well as … Continue reading

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This is some of what libraries do – universal offers

On Thursday 31 January 2013, a set of ‘universal offers’ were launched in London jointly by the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL), the Arts Council England (ACE), and the Reading Agency (TRA). They are based around four themes (health, information, … Continue reading

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Six Steps for blind and partially sighted library users

I’ve previously covered research that shows the importance of reading for blind and partially sighted people, so in this blog post I am focusing on the ways libraries can help visually impaired people. In Sept 2011 (most) public libraries across … Continue reading

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Why reading is vital for blind and partially sighted people

New research just published shows how important reading is for blind and partially sighted people. The report, published by the Reading Agency (TRA) and Loughborough University (LISU) was commissioned by the RNIB  and shows that reading for pleasure has a … Continue reading

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Trust me, I’m a librarian

A recent survey has revealed that librarians are second only to doctors in terms of the trust placed in them by seekers of information. This is according to a research report evaluating a project led by the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and … Continue reading

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