8 Feb 2013: 2013 Top 10 favourite children’s books
A total of 300,144 children across over 1,605 UK schools read and voted on over 4 million books throughout the 2011/12 school year, and now the results are in, with the top 10 favourite children’s books of 2013 announced today by Renaissance Learning, in the run up toNational Library Day tomorrow, Saturday 9th February. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter [...]
7 Feb 2013: NLD13 Blog: The Library of the Future
Brian Gambles is the Director for the Library of Birmingham, a £188.8 million public library opening in September 2013. Being developed by Birmingham City Council, the new library in Birmingham’s Centenary Square will be physically connected to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. It will consist of 10 levels, with 9 above ground and a lower ground [...]
Thousands of students in over 100 schools will unite today (Wednesday 06 February 2013) to celebrate National Libraries Day and set a new Guinness World Record in collaboration with award-winning author Matt Haig. Supported by school librarians, students in schools across the UK will take part in “Parallel Universes”, a story-writing workshop that will attempt to [...]
1 Feb 2013: Let’s not just block and filter the internet, let’s teach our children how to use it properly
Insafe’s 10th Safer Internet Day, takes place on Tuesday 05 February 2013. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) welcomes the event and warns that e-safety policy should strike the right balance between protecting and empowering children and young people. CILIP believes that for too long the debate has been about over-zealous legislation [...]
28 Jan 2013: How do you demonstrate value in an academic library?
If you’re working in an academic library, how do you go about demonstrating its value to your institution and its students? Here are some ideas.
18 Jan 2013: NLD13 Blog: Catherine’s life-long love affair
Crediting libraries with kicking off a life-long love affair with books, Catherine continues to be impressed with how libraries can deliver entertainment on demand. She can currently be found playing with words all day long as a Marketing Executive, on her blog and (in no more than 140 characters) on Twitter @allaboutcathy. A life-long love [...]
School librarians across the UK are planning a very special event to celebrate National Libraries Day 2013. They are hoping to set a Guinness World Record for the most people writing a short story with “PARALLEL UNIVERSES”. Matt Haig, award-winning author and writer-in-residence for Booktrust will write the beginning of the story with school children across [...]
14 Jan 2013: What does a library look like in 2013?
What shape is the UK’s public library service in as we head into 2013? That was the question posed on Wednesday by The Guardian’s website to a panel of experts including CILIP president Phil Bradley.
10 Jan 2013: NLD13 Blog: What did librarians ever do for me?
In the run-up to National Libraries Day 2013 we have asked a whole host of writers, authors, politicians, campaigners and celebrities to share their love of all things libraries. In our latest blog, Alan Gibbons (@mygibbo) award-winning children’s author, independent educational consultant, campaigner and founder of National Libraries Day asks… What did librarians ever do for me? So [...]
8 Jan 2013: Action: Support school libraries
Can you help to raise the profile of school libraries and ask the government to make sure they are a part of every school?