July 2016

Arts Council England Invests in Universal Reading and Health Offers

Joint statement from The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians We are delighted that Arts Council England (ACE)

The Lost Boys: Save the Children report

Today Save the Children launched a report which details how boys are nearly twice as likely to fall behind at

Library Digital Inclusion Fund Evaluation

We welcome the findings in Tinder Foundation’s Library Digital Inclusion Fund evaluation. Libraries and library staff provide essential, free digital

Libraries Open Up the World of Reading for Children

Joint SCL and ASCEL Statement on Children's Reading in Libraries Libraries open up the world of reading for children and

June 2016

Public Libraries: Centres of Value and Service Excellence in Communities

British Library Chief Executive Roly Keating blogs on collaboration with public libraries.  This year’s annual seminar of the Society of

Libraries to Invest Time and Resources in Art and Culture

  New Universal Culture Offer to Increase Engagement in Art and Culture Through Public Libraries Full press release here: Culture

Neil MacInnes Takes Over as SCL President

Neil MacInnes has picked up the reins from Ciara Eastell as SCL President for 2016 - 2018. Neil has over

SCL Publishes 2015 – 2016 Annual Report

SCL has today published its 2015 - 2016 Annual Report, after it was presented to members by President Ciara Eastell

BBC and Society of Chief Librarians Sign Strategic Partnership

Partners to Deliver Two Initiatives Per Year The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and the BBC have signed a strategic

SCL Seminar 2016 – Changing Horizons: challenges, trends and new ways of delivering

Libraries Conference Highlights Successful Partnerships and Collaboration   More than 140 library leaders, policy makers and partners will mark the