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Sleeping in the library goes legit Aug 4, 2015

Sleeping in the academic library is going properly mainstream – with the introduction of ‘sleeping pods’ for stressed students facing exams who have pulled all-nighters, or who need a time-out to refresh their overloaded brains.

Could libraries outlast the Internet? Jul 14, 2015

Libraries have a great future, according to the head of the UK’s national institution – arguably brighter than more recent inventions like the Internet.

Start planning for #NLD16 with our new event guide May 1, 2015

The next National Libraries Day may be months away, but it’s never too early to be thinking about the events you might organise for it – and we’ve published a new resource to help you do it – an ideas guide to give you a head start on your planning.

More than 700 events make #NLD15 a great success May 1, 2015

NLD15 carried on the tradition of previous years with events the length and breadth of the UK – with more than 700 entries on our Google Map of events it was clear that, wherever you were in the country, there was something going on near you.

Social Justice: Information Literacy Training at UCL’s Institute of Education Feb 17, 2015

originally published by on 16th February 2015 on Newsam News, the Newsam Library & Archives blog. Founded in 1902 as a teacher training college in London, today’s UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-class research and teaching institute whose mission is rooted in commitment to social justice. As the world’s premier school of education, with academics and alumni  … Read more

Sharing memories: reminiscence sessions in dementia-friendly libraries Feb 13, 2015

Libraries contribute enormously to our wellbeing, and libraries in Hindley and Leigh are playing a vital role in Wigan Council’s aims to make Wigan a dementia friendly community. With funding obtained from the council’s Dementia Friendly Communities Project, the libraries run ‘Contented Dementia Sessions’ for local people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy  … Read more