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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

Murals for the school library at Taylor High Feb 13, 2015

Pupils and staff at Taylor High School, New Stevenston have been busy getting ready for National Libraries Day 2015 over the last couple of weeks.  Our fabulous Art department and some of our S1/S2 pupils were asked to create and design murals for the library. The idea originally came from one of the Scottish Book  … Read more

Feminism and libraries: Knowledge is our superpower Feb 10, 2015

The Feminist Library held its first salon of 2015 on Saturday 31st January. This year our salons are celebrating the library’s 40th anniversary with each monthly salon themed around a different section of our unique cataloguing system to highlight our collection. My so-called secret identity Will Brooker spoke about the original cool librarian – Batgirl!   … Read more

A special message from John Lydon for NLD15 Feb 7, 2015

Transcript “…Yes, Saturday 7 February is National Libraries Day. Be there. Be there. Libraries are the most important essential part of our culture and civilisation. They record every single thought us as a species have ever endured and experienced. You are a fool to turn your nose up at this. I love libraries. I love the  … Read more

NLD Ideas: Using the Library A-Z Feb 6, 2015

If you need a little help with promotional materials for National Libraries Day then look no further than the Library A-Z.

2015 ambassadors Feb 6, 2015

Biographies of the ambassadors for National Libraries Day 2015.

Unique Somerset library welcomes the new year Feb 4, 2015

The Library of Avalon in Glastonbury is probably the only public access esoteric library in the country and in August it was engulfed in two feet of water during a flash flood. Despite losing over 2,000 books and almost all the bookcases to the destructive torrent, an undaunted band of volunteers immediately set about cleaning  … Read more

NLD ideas: Engaging with makers and other external groups Feb 3, 2015

National Libraries Day can offer an ideal opportunity to engage with groups and find opportunities for joint promotions and events. An example prevalent in public libraries is the craft group. If you have a local knit and natter group, for instance, why not invite them along to hold an all-comers’ session in the library? A  … Read more