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"Child Poverty Special Report: Sure Start - has it reduced poverty?" | 24 September 2008
"Children & Young People Now" Special Report, looking at whether Sure Start is actually having any effect on poverty.
Black Europeans | 15 September 2008
A series of features guest-curated by Mike Phillips for the British Library Online Gallery.
Posted in: Black, ethnic minority and mixed-race
Libraries Change Lives Award | 13 September 2008
From a CILIP Press Release:
CILIP’s Libraries Change Lives Award ceremony moves to Umbrella 2009
CILIP’s prestigious Libraries Change Lives Award ceremony will now take place at its flagship Umbrella 2009 event on 15 July 2009 rather than at Incisive Media’s Library & Information Show (LIS). This follows the company’s decision to move LIS 2009 from early April to a new time of mid-June.
This places LIS just prior to Umbrella 2009, the biennial flagship event of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, which attracts more than 700 attendees from across the library community. It comprises a 56-session conference, a major exhibition, and a number of social events. Full information is online at http://www.umbrella2009.org.uk/.
CILIP has also withdrawn from exhibiting at LIS 2009. Managing Director of CILIP Enterprises’ John Woolley says: “It is disappointing that Incisive Media has moved the LIS show from April. However, we are looking forward to an exciting and vibrant Umbrella on 14-15 July 2009. With more than 50% of exhibition stands sold and the addition of the Libraries Change LivesAward ceremony to the programme, I am confident that, once again, the event will be a great success”.
Linda Constable, Chair of the Award Judges, comments: “I am delighted the Libraries Change Lives Award ceremony will be held at Umbrella 2009. It offers a larger audience to showcase the innovation, dedication and impact on communities that the Award promotes.”
Award entries open on 14 November and close on 13 February. An application form will be available in CILIP’s Gazette magazine on 14 November and also via its website at www.cilip.org.uk/lcla
The 2009 CILIP Libraries Change Lives judges are:
· Linda Constable, Consultant and Vice-Chair, Leicester Libraries
· Simon Parker, Senior Community Librarian, Leicester Libraries
· John Vincent, The Network - Tackling social inclusion in libraries, museums, archives and galleries
· Ian Watson, Head of Libraries, Archive and Information Service at City of Bradford MDC
Mark Taylor, Head of Corporate Marketing & Media Relations
Tel: 020 7255 0654
Posted in: News
Scottish Arts Council Public Arts Fund | 5 September 2008
Scottish Arts Council is accepting applications to their £500,000 Public Art Fund until the end of January and can support a broad range of artistic activity that involves a public space.
The programme is open to a variety of organisations, including local authorities, schools, charities, voluntary and community arts groups, and businesses (for projects that are not for commercial gain).
Further information from their website.
Six Books Challenge | 5 September 2008
Taken from The Reading Agency Press Release:
"The Reading Agency is now offering new Six Book Challenge materials and training for 2009, after a highly-successful first year of activity ...
In 2008, an estimated 7,000 adults took part through public libraries working with colleges, community learning, trade unions, prisons and other learning providers. This makes the Six Book Challenge, which is targeted at emergent readers (Entry Level 3 – Level 2, text readability 9 – 14), a proven method of engaging existing and potential learners in reading for pleasure as part of their skills development. Case studies of successful Challenge completers from around the UK are available.
The Reading Agency is offering new Six Book Challenge materials for 2009. These can be ordered through The Reading Agency's shop. The main Six Book Challenge activity will run from January to June 2009, but organisations are welcome to use the scheme at any time during the year. The Reading Agency is also offering training to support organisations running the Challenge: please visit their website.
The Six Book Challenge is run in association with Costa who will be offering a national prize draw for those who complete the Challenge by the end of June. A separate prize draw will be offered for prisons and young offender institutions. Best-selling novelist Mike Gayle is continuing his valuable role as Patron of the Challenge.
The Six Book Challenge was originally piloted successfully by libraries across Yorkshire in 2007 with around 1,000 participants. Libraries found it an excellent way of working with learning providers. Tutors were convinced that it can really help their learners, and adult learners felt a real sense of achievement. (See “Notes to editors” for more background information and statistics.)
Happy Days/Dyddiau Da | 4 September 2008
promotion by library.wales.org in which they "are asking everyone to ‘take a fresh look at your library’ as part of a national campaign to show the positive impact libraries can have on your life and why they can make you ‘happy’!"
Posted in: News