Category Archives: Scotland

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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Digital literacy skills and exclusion heatmap

In October 2015 the Basic Digital Skills report was issued by Go On UK, (the UK’s digital skills charity). The findings were covered by the press partly because of the first ever digital exclusion heatmap, which displays a measure of … Continue reading

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Ambitions and opportunities for Scottish public libraries

Public libraries in Scotland were centre stage last week when the first strategy for them was launched at the CILIP Scotland  conference June 2015. Entitled Ambition & Opportunity: a strategy for public libraries in Scotland 2015-20, it focuses on 6 … 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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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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The economic value of public libraries

New research published yesterday (14th May 2014), by ALMA-UK (Archives, Libraries and Museums Alliance UK) reveals the economic value of public libraries in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. John Griffiths, the Minister for Culture and Sport in Wales, announced the Welsh … Continue reading

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Nearly National Libraries Day 2014

Time has flown by and the 2014 National Libraries Day is nearly here – Saturday 8th February. In Wales lots of libraries are taking part and you can see a summary list of some events on the Welsh Libraries website, … Continue reading

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