Category Archives: Strategies

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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Scoping future options for public libraries in Wales

The Expert Review of public libraries in Wales outlined 11 recommendations, one of which was to review future models of service delivery and to look at regional and national options (recommendation 10). The Scoping a new public library service for … 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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Libraries: “vital role” in Wales says review

“Public libraries will continue to play a vital role in the ongoing delivery of local and national priorities such as social inclusion, lifelong learning, literacy, digital inclusion, health and wellbeing and community cohesion.” (Paragraph 198)  An independent expert panel, appointed … Continue reading

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New library strategy launched for the Republic of Ireland

A new library strategy (Opportunities for All) for the Republic of Ireland was launched in Dublin by Phil Hogan, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government on 19th December 2013. It is a joint initiative between the Department of the Environment, Community … Continue reading

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Minister makes written statement on Welsh public libraries

Today (Tuesday 3rd December 2013), the Minister for Culture and Sport in Wales (John Griffiths AM) published a written statement on Welsh public libraries. You can view it on the page for Cabinet statements on the Welsh Government website. In it … Continue reading

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The Lords, libraries and ACE

The House of Lords in London debated public libraries last week. You can read the full transcript online on the Parliament UK website. Libraries are a devolved issue in the UK meaning that Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set their own … Continue reading

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