Public Libraries

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

Reading rates continue to fall; Netflix and other binge content providers are the competition.

Posted 25 June 2018

A wide range of topics were covered at INFORUM in Prague, including library strategy and advocacy, tech developments, preservation, archiving and digitisation.

Posted 12 June 2018

Announcing LibraryCamp Camp, a new library learning festival, with tents!

Posted 30 May 2018

The Bookseller is looking for the best libraries in Britain.

Posted 29 May 2018

Privacy literacy in a complex data landscape at the Brooklyn Public Library, reported at UKSG.

Posted 23 April 2018

Geographic proximity to the home is important to encourage attendance at leisure centres, but with libraries the picture is more complex.

Posted 18 April 2018

Just 13% of respondents question the necessity of libraries at all in the Internet age.

Posted 23 March 2018

Safer Internet Day is celebrated annually in over 100 countries worldwide. 

Posted 09 February 2018

Call for entries for the 2018 CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award.

Posted 07 February 2018

Phil Bradley's local library is a lively community hub - and is all the better for it!

Posted 26 January 2018

Celebrating innovative libraries and info pros at this year's Internet Librarian International (16-17 October, Olympia, London).

Posted 15 January 2018

Ensuring libraries are fit for purpose and future-ready requires a combination of future scanning, a willingness to experiment, co-create and fail, a commitment to enhancing our own skill sets and the ability to learn from the wisdom of the crowd.

Posted 11 January 2018

Almost a million books were distributed in 2017.

Posted 10 January 2018

Inaugural award will be presented in London in April 2018.

Posted 07 January 2018

Phil Bradley thinks we should commit to some simple new year resolutions.

Posted 15 December 2017

IFLA releases public statement denouncing removal and destruction of books.

Posted 12 December 2017

New trial scheme will remove barriers between services.

Posted 20 November 2017