Public Libraries

The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the US's highest honour for institutions that make exceptional contributions to their communities.

Posted 08 May 2019

International Museums Day is celebrated in May 2019. Kenn Bicknell considers the lessons libraries can learn from museums.

Posted 03 May 2019

Initiative aims to help libraries build political support and improve funding.

Posted 02 May 2019

The Bookseller and The Reading Agency are inviting submissions for the 2019 Library of the Year.

Posted 29 April 2019

Libraries matter for Europe and Europe matters for libraries. IFLA and its partners have developed a library manifesto for Europe. Here are the highlights.

Posted 26 April 2019

British Library initiative outlines plans for the Library in the north of England.

Posted 25 March 2019

Bryony Ramsden, of the UXLibs conference team, reflects on how inclusivity became an unexpected but critical theme of the 2018 conference.

Posted 21 March 2019

Internet Archive plans to cache content.

Posted 20 March 2019

Melanie Holst describes 'A Million Stories'. The library-led intercultural storytelling project is the largest curated collection of unfiltered personal accounts from refugees in Europe.

Posted 11 March 2019

Plan hopes to support and grow the biotech ecosystem across southeast England.

Posted 15 February 2019

It's 2019 and ILI is back to celebrate innovative libraries and librarians in our 21st year. We take a look behind the scenes as the Call for Speakers opens, and speaker proposals start to come in.

Posted 28 January 2019

The IFLA Green Library Award is sponsored by De Gruyter.

Posted 25 January 2019

The book collection for this year's Challenge has been revealed.

Posted 10 January 2019

Public Library Manifesto will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2019.

Posted 27 November 2018

A UK petition signed by 30,000 called for ringfenced funding.

Posted 13 November 2018

A new report produced by think tank Demos in partnership with the Reading Agency highlights societal benefits of reading.

Posted 02 November 2018

In Sweden, libraries are at the forefront of opening up the UNESCO heritage listed decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland by using immersive VR and enhanced marketing techniques.

Posted 19 October 2018

The Library of Congress has published its new strategic plan for the years 2019 - 2023.

Posted 03 October 2018

Katherine Skinner, Executive Director of Educopia, shares her thoughts on scholarly communications and network-driven collaboration.

Posted 24 September 2018

The Man Booker Prize is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Posted 19 September 2018

Get it Loud in Libraries brings live music to local libraries, large and small.

Posted 19 September 2018

The winning library set out to be "the living room for the community".

Posted 05 September 2018

The IFLA Green Library Award, sponsored by De Gruyter Publishing, was established in 2016.

Posted 20 July 2018

UK publishing houses have had their best year overall; but textbooks have taken a massive hit.

Posted 19 July 2018

A school librarian is a reading professional, there to support the child, to guide them through the world of books and to help them gain the skills required to function through the education system and into adulthood. Every child deserves to have people in their school with the right skills for the job, says Dawn Finch.

Posted 16 July 2018

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