Tag Archive for 'United Kingdom'

Meet the candidates: Liz White

Liz White Strategic Membership Team British Library UNITED KINGDOM I’m delighted to be standing for election for IFLA’s Public Libraries Committee and would consider it an honour to opportunity to engage with colleagues worldwide on strategic issues, share best practice and to advocate for libraries. I am passionate about the […]

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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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Live @ The Library

            For my final guest blogger post, I want to highlight the award-winning work at Oldham Libraries – a small authority on the edge of the city of Manchester. This year they won gold at the CILIP / PPRG Marketing Excellence Awards for their innovative […]

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Come to Code Club!

        This week I’ll be mentioning an activity closer to home for me – we launched a Code Club in Tamworth Library in Staffordshire. This is the third code club within Staffordshire, and several more are planned in our other libraries.   Code Clubs are aimed at […]

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Fun Palaces

        This is a great idea which has already blossomed into a worldwide campaign and celebration of culture, and is starting to take off in the UK. A Fun Palace is a free, community event with arts and science activities inspired and made by the people who […]

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Is your library dementia-friendly?

          Libraries in the UK are going through an unprecedented period of change – and this is leading to some fantastic initiatives to encourage new audiences. I would like to use my month of blogging to highlight some of these developments. Dementia-Friendly Libraries are being developed […]

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National Libraries Day

  In a specially recorded message singer, songwriter and musician John Lydon, also known as Johnny Rotten, implores the UK to value its libraries and urges everyone to show their support on National Libraries Day, Saturday 7 February. Crediting libraries and librarians for his recovery from memory loss after contracting […]

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