March 2016

Library staff from across England Get Hands-on with Digital Making and Coding

Society of Chief Librarians hosts Cracking the Code in Clapham Library Library staff representing 60 public library authorities across England,

February 2016

SCL Celebrates National Libraries Day

The Society of Chief Librarians is proud to celebrate libraries, library staff and library users on National Libraries Day 2016.

January 2016

New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future

How can Public Libraries meet their users’ online expectations? New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to

December 2015

SCL Response to CIPFA Statistics

Libraries are essential to the social, health and economic well-being of communities across the UK. Library staff work incredibly hard

November 2015

SCL Welcomes Taskforce for Libraries’ Six Month Report

Key SCL Initiatives Highlighted in Report   SCL welcomes the progress made by the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce during its

Code Green: Libraries to Teach robotics, coding and more

Libraries to Provide Exciting Learning Opportunities under New Universal Offer Code Green Launched: The How-to Guide for Coding, Robotics, Digital

October 2015

SCL Wins Learning Pool Award for Digital Skills Training Programme

The Society of Chief Librarians is proud to announce that it has won a Learning Pool Live award in the

Reading Well Books on Prescription Boosted by Wellcome Trust Funding

Immensely popular health scheme in public libraries receives £60,000 in development funding Reading Well Books on Prescription, a programme that

September 2015

Library leaders across England and Wales confirm the welcome offered to refugees and asylum seekers from public libraries

The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL), along with colleagues in the Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians (ASCEL) have

July 2015

SCL and ASCEL Statement on Children’s Library Use

The recent focus on a reported decline in library use among 5 - 10 year olds has brought to our