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  • Mentor of the Year for NHS Scotland Health Library Manger Alison Bogle

    Photo of Alison Bogle and Martin Stone by Rolf Marriott

    12 October 2017

    Alison Bogle, Library Services Manager for The Health Management Library has won Mentor of the Year award from CILIP. The award was presented in London on October 12 during the very first Libraries Week.

  • CILIP Honorary Fellows 2017

    Picture of CILIP 2017 Honorary Fellows photo by Rolf Marriott

    12 October 2017

    Honorary Fellowship has been awarded by CILIP and its predecessor the Library Association since 1896. It is the highest recognition given to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the library and information world. CILIP has awarded five honorary fellowships in 2017.

  • Prestigious award for HMP Norwich library service for ‘forgotten’ prisoners

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    12 October 2017

    The Libraries Change Lives Award was presented to HMP Norwich Library by Chris Riddell during first UK Libraries Week for an intervention that helps ‘forgotten’ older prison population suffering from dementia and memory loss

  • First Libraries Week celebrates the transformation of libraries across the UK

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    9 October 2017

    The very first Libraries Week takes over the UK this week (9 – 14 October) with a huge variety of creative activities for people to discover. Over a thousand libraries will showcase different activities throughout the week.

  • What are the work-based ethical issues concerning you?

    Work based ethical survey results

    4 October 2017

    In this, the second in a series of blog posts setting out the results of CILIP’s recent Ethics Survey, which attracted 1556 responses, we look at the work-based issues identified from an analysis of the quantitative and free-text comment data. 

  • On your marks, Liverpool? Ready, set, read!

    Hadley, Ellie and Freya from Gateacre School

    2 October 2017

    Read for Good’s sponsored read has been a foundation activity in the reading lives of whole generations of children. Partnerships Coordinator, Annie Smith explains how the charity is now bringing the power of its Readathon to a whole city during Libraries Week.

  • The Ruffian in the Stacks: a short history of library book defacing

    The Up Against It: Islington 1967 exhibition

    2 October 2017

    Last month, a library assistant at Bristol University’s Arts & Social Sciences Library was shelving returned books when he picked up a copy of D.H.

  • Saving the library when no-one is reading books

    Saving libraries at International Fund for Agricultural Development

    29 September 2017

    When Sundeep Vaid started work in the library of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad) in Rome, he wasn’t sure the library would exist for long as ‘nobody was using it’.

  • Getting LibSmart: information literacy help for students and staff

    Brunel University LibSmart staff

    28 September 2017

    Sarah Wolfenden introduces a digital and information literacy programme run by Brunel University London’s subject liaison librarians that aims to support an educated, critically informed and skilled student body and describes how it has ignited interest across the university.  

  • “File Under Female” – A Celebration of Archived Women’s Art

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    28 September 2017

    File Under Female is a collaborative project created by award winning Chesterfield artist Bella Milroy, Artist in Residence at the Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths (WAL), University of London.

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