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Advocacy for UK Public Libraries

Over the past few years many of us have watched the situation with the UK’s public libraries with great interest. CILIP’s Public and Mobile Libraries Group have constructed a presentation report on the advocacy for UK public libraries activities 2007-2017. The report includes an overview of political, professional and public […]

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More people use public libraries in England than attend Premier League football matches!

CILIP’s PMLG Newsletter reports that the Annual Report to Parliament, reports  that Libraries are still popular and there are a large number of visits each year. In 2015/16 alone there were 177 million book loans and 211 million visits to libraries in England – more than the total attendance at English Premier […]

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Libraries and Human Rights– caring for the whole community

EUROLIS (the consortium of librarians from European cultural institutes in London) and the International Library and Information Group (ILIG) of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) have organised a one-day seminar focusing on the role of libraries as institutions at the forefront of profound changes in society. Libraries […]

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Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021

CILIP has reported that after considerable preliminary cross-sector consultation, the Libraries Taskforce has published an open consultation draft document  Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021. The Ambition document sets out a vision of the value and impact of public libraries. Once finalised, Ambition will directly feed into […]

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Lighting the Way: Libraries and Wellbeing

Papers from CILIP’s Public and Mobile Libraries Group Conference Lighting the Way: Libraries and Wellbeing are now available on their website. Held in Staffordshire on 9-10 October there were a range of presentations and workshops exploring the health, social and economic aspects of our contribution to a better and stronger […]

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Technology Engages Boys and Poorer Children to Read for Longer

CILIP’s Public and Mobile Libraries Group December Newsletter reported on the the National Literacy Trust’s second annual survey of parents and practitioners on Children’s early literacy practices at home and in early years settings. The report makes for very interesting reading. The Report suggests that the latest survey data indicated that […]

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The Sieghart Report on Public Libraries Released

The long awaited Sieghart Report was officially released today. CILIP are calling the work a ‘convincing roadmap’ as the report outlines a detailed strategy for reinvigorating English public libraries. William Sieghart and panel have three ‘major’ recommendations that form the crux of their proposal: The provision of national digital resources […]

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