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2014 CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award | 20 February 2014

"Today, 20 February, entries have opened for the 2014 CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award. Now in its 23rd year the award highlights and rewards library, information and knowledge partnership work that changes lives, brings people together and demonstrates innovation and creativity.

The judges welcome entries from all library, information and knowledge sectors based in the UK.

From the entries the judges select three finalists, who all receive greater recognition and profile. Once the judges have visited the shortlisted organisations, a winner is selected and will be announced at CILIP’s Big Day event in September 2014. The winner receives a cheque for £4,000 and a trophy.

Past winners and finalists have positively changed people’s lives in many different ways, from providing information and support to people diagnosed with cancer, to supporting families whose children have autism. They have worked alongside adults with learning difficulties and taken a fresh approach to a prison library service by providing greater support for skills development and supporting rehabilitation after prison.

Surrey County Council won the award in 2013 for work supporting people experiencing domestic abuse. Craig Jones from Surrey Council described winning as “a very significant moment”, he said, “We were thrilled that others in the library profession also recognised the value of this work, and the people that we can help, as this is an area that we ourselves feel passionate about.”

The CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award is organised by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals’ Community, Diversity and Equality Group.

Find out more and enter the award." 

Posted in: Equality & Human Rights, Diversity, Positive Action | Social inclusion/exclusion | Social justice | United Kingdom | Administrations

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What's On in Waltham ForestLibraries Jan-Mar 2014 | 28 January 2014

What's On guide - includes activities for children; information session about becoming a Dementia Friend; LGBT History Month events; and lots more!

Posted in: Administrations | United Kingdom | Event categories | Other organisation's event | Children & young people | LGBTQI | Dementia, people living with, and their families/carers

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CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award 2014 | 12 January 2014

The CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award highlights and rewards partnership projects that change lives, bring people together and demonstrate innovation and creativity. The award is organised by CILIP's Community, Diversity and Equality Group and recent winners include, Surrey Libraries' 'Domestic Violence, How Surrey Libraries Can Help', Kent Library and Archives ‘Making the Difference: Opportunities for Adults with Learning Difficulties’ and The City of Edinburgh’s ‘HMP Edinburgh Library Partnership’.

Entries for the 2014 award will open on 20 February and close on 30 April. The winner will be announced at CILIP's Big Day event in September.

Posted in: Administrations | United Kingdom

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Carer Aware Drop-in Sessions | 20 March 2013

Info about new Carer Aware Drop-in Sessions at Southend Central Library.

Posted in: Administrations | United Kingdom | Carers

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Six Book Challenge | 13 February 2013

Some great launches of the new season!

In Leeds, rugby league championJamie Jones-Buchanan, England International and Leeds Rhinos star, set the ball rolling to launch the partnership with the Rugby League World Cup 2013.

And, in Southend, the Library Service are teaming up with Southend United Football Club, including a launch event on 21 Feb, which will be attended by both of Southend United’s mascots, Elvis J Eel and Sammy the Shrimp!

Posted in: Basic Skills/Skills for Life/Literacy/ESOL/Emergent Readers | United Kingdom | Administrations

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MANIL 2012 - Devon Libraries | 17 May 2012

Devon have agreed an itinerary for both Devon In Sight and Action for Blind People to be jointly available at several libraries during MANIL. Abigail Jones from ABP and Ben Gavan from Devon In Sight will be demonstrating accessible technology and promoting their respective services. Library staff will also attend at least some of the sessions to go through "Your Reading Choices" with customers.

The details:
Monday 11th June 10-12noon The Hayridge, Cullompton
Monday 11th June 2pm-4pm Exeter Central Library
Thursday 14th June 10am-12noon Kingsbridge Library
Thursday 14th June 2pm-4pm Tavistock Library.

Posted in: Administrations | United Kingdom | Disability - visual impairment

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MANIL 2012 - Southend Libraries | 17 May 2012

Southend Libraries have put together an exciting programme of free events to tie in with this year’s Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight (MANIL) which runs from 11 - 24 June 2012. They have also issued a press release with further info.

Posted in: Administrations | United Kingdom | Disability - visual impairment

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MANIL 2012 - Dudley Libraries | 17 May 2012

Dudley have organised a programme of information events.

They have also organised a training session for staff from their Vision support team, and have organised a visit from a poet to do a performance workshop at a visually impaired day centre.

Libraries will also be supporting with MANIL posters and bookmarks with talking books and large print in an area of the library away from the usual area where they are shelved to raise awareness.

Posted in: Administrations | United Kingdom | Disability - visual impairment

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LISNetwork | 13 January 2012

"LISNetwork is an opportunity for LIS workers from all sectors, at all stages of their career – students to senior professionals – to meet, develop and learn. It’s about putting the individual first and the job second."

Posted in: Administrations | United Kingdom | Event categories | Other organisation's event

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Southend Libraries Book Festival: Explore 7 | 11 January 2012

Southend Libraries Book Festival, March 2012.

Opens with Simon Callow and his talk 'Charles D**kens and the Great Theatre of the World.'

Posted in: Administrations | United Kingdom | Event categories | Other organisation's event

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