January 2017

2016: The Year of Partnerships and Purpose

Neil MacInnes, SCL President 2016 has been a year of innovation and partnerships in public libraries. It never ceases to

Library Innovation – libraries exploring the future

Ethan Ohs In 1929 my grandmother, who was ten years old at the time, was sent to rural Japan to

December 2016

Pride and Prejudice Named UK’s Favourite Book

Results of SCL November Book Poll Announced   More than 1800 library staff and library users voted for their favourite

SCL Response to CIPFA Statistics

Libraries are loved and cherished spaces in local communities, offering services and opportunities for every age group from babies to

SCL Response to Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 – 2021

Today DCMS published Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 - 2021. As a member of the Libraries

November 2016

Open Leadership, Open Data, Open Badges at MozFest

What a weekend! Between 28th and 30th October I experienced my first ever MozFest in Ravensbourne College, London. It was

Inspiration at MozFest 2016

I was lucky enough to be one of the six people who were given bursaries from SCL to attend MozFest

Snapshots of MozFest 2016

In my memory MozFest is already a blur, as it seems to have come and gone so quickly! But it

Digital Landscape: What’s Next for Libraries

SCL Digital Offer lead Ayub Khan MBE looks at the future for public libraries All libraries are digital nowadays. The

Coding Clubs in Libraries on the Rise: 330% Increase from March 2016

New Coding Clubs Open on Daily Basis as Demand for Coding in Libraries Grows Society of Chief Librarians Hosts 2nd