Category Archives: UK

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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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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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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The Ideas Garage: motivate, co-ordinate and innovate (guest post)

‘The Ideas Garage: motivate, co-ordinate and innovate’ is a guest post from Claire Lewis, Strategic Library Service, Monmouthshire County Council in Wales. She was one of the recipients of the first round of the Carnegie UK Trust’s Library Lab innovation … 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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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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Digital skills, literacy and libraries

In recent weeks/months, various reports and announcements in the UK have focused on the essential nature of digital skills and the challenges ahead in order to achieve digital inclusion and digital participation for all. The four items that I’m going … Continue reading

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