Category Archives: Workforce development

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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The library career and qualifications path

Library staff in Wales have opportunities to improve their skills and qualifications through the bursaries and training available under the Libraries Inspire strategic programme for 2015-16. Full information can be found in the document ‘Library workforce development grant information’ on … 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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New scheme for innovative public library ideas

The Carnegie UK Trust are about (from 1st Sept 2014) to open applications to a new scheme of theirs: the Carnegie Library Lab. This is a three year programme of £200,000 “aimed at fostering leadership and innovation in the public library … Continue reading

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Fancy being a student again?

Are you working in a Welsh library service and looking to improve your qualifications? You may be eligible for a workforce development bursary to help you improve your skills. Bursaries are available for vocational qualifications (Level 2, the old ‘NVQ’) … Continue reading

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Great social librarian infographic

I love this infographic of social librarians. It emphasises the people-centred approach, as well as how library staff embrace social media. Originally posted in a newsletter on Library Connect by Elsevier, I picked it up on Catherine Lee’s Scoop.it pages … Continue reading

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A workforce plan for Wales

Following on from my previous post on workforce issues, this post highlights CyMAL’s newly published sector workforce development plan for 2013-14. It covers museums, archives and libraries, and outlines nine priority areas and what actions are being taken to deliver … Continue reading

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