July 2016

40 Days On: Neil MacInnes on first month as SCL President

Last week Manchester Central Library hosted the latest Libraries Taskforce meeting. It was my first meeting and it was good

SCL Welcomes New Libraries Minister

SCL welcomes the new DCMS ministerial team and looks forward to working with Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society

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