Public Libraries

IFLA has begun collecting data for its 2017 Library Map of the World survey.

Posted 06 April 2017

A multinational survey asked about the reading habits of over 22,000 internet users in 17 countries.

Posted 06 April 2017

Royal Society of Literature finds that Public libraries are crucial to sustaining and building engagement in literature.

Posted 01 March 2017

The UK is one of the first countries to extend library lending compensation to cover e-lending.

Posted 28 February 2017

A reading buddy scheme can save money - and have a positive impact for mentors and mentees.

Posted 28 February 2017

Library and information science theory and practice should go together, each informing the other for mutual benefit and development.

Posted 23 February 2017

Fake user checked out unpopular books.

Posted 03 January 2017

Jodie Hewitt shares her experiences of her first ever professional conference - the CILIP 2016 conference in Brighton.

Posted 04 November 2016

Multi-channel initiative announced.

Posted 20 October 2016

Collaboration to raise awareness of censorship.

Posted 28 September 2016

The Informed Peer Recognition Award is also looking for judges.

Posted 21 September 2016

Libraries grapple with the challenge of remaining relevant in a modern city.

Posted 21 September 2016

Crime writer demonstrates support for libraries - with murder.

Posted 21 September 2016

Baroness Gail Rebuck speaks up for libraries and literacy in the UK's House of Lords.

Posted 12 September 2016

The Pew Research Center's 2016 survey of public library usage in the USA reveals libraries held in high regard.

Posted 10 September 2016

The word innovation is losing its power. If everything is innovative, nothing is innovative. True innovation, however, exists and will have an impact on how librarians do their jobs and how people perceive information.

Posted 12 August 2016

No two makerspaces are the same. They may not even be called makerspaces. They are built with specific audiences in mind - and each has its own distinct personality.

Posted 29 July 2016

Imagine a library that automatically transforms itself to fit the users. This sci-fi idea was the beginning of what has now become reality at public libraries in Denmark.

Posted 18 July 2016

Additional analysis from Workforce Mapping Project.

Posted 01 July 2016

The Reading Europe project sees UK Independent Publishers recommend books from each of the EU countries. The titles have been selected to allow the reader to learn more about the literature, history and culture of each country.

Posted 15 June 2016

New York's libraries are playing a vital role in teaching citizens digital skills.

Posted 14 June 2016

Student engagement at The Hive -- Europe's first integrated public and university library.

Posted 13 May 2016

ILI — The Library Innovation Conference — invites presentations from innovative info pros from all sectors, as well as those working outside a traditional library setting. ILI takes place at Olympia, London on 18-19 October.

Posted 15 February 2016

Sandra de Roy on why Interlending professionals are coming together to share insights and knowledge.

Posted 08 February 2016

Pilot project success means initiative will continue.

Posted 12 January 2016

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