2021 Annual Seminar - Libraries: An essential part of local recovery

Tuesday, 19 October, 2021 - 10:00 to Wednesday, 20 October, 2021 - 15:45

We’re back! Our 2021 Annual Seminar titled, Libraries: An essential part of local recovery, will take place on 19 – 20 October at Wyboston Lakes, a stunning new venue for us in Bedfordshire.

Safer Libraries webinar

Tuesday, 5 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

Incidents of violence and abuse towards staff had been on the increase pre-pandemic and are becoming a concern again as libraries reopen.

Marketing the Library webinar 2: Producing creative campaigns

Wednesday, 6 October, 2021 - 11:00 to 13:00

Libraries Connected and Creative Concern invite you to a webinar exploring the creation of original campaign and marketing ideas.

Marketing the Library webinar 1: Campaign planning

Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 - 11:00 to 13:00

Join Libraries Connected and communications agency Creative Concern or expert guidance on how to plan a marketing campaign.

Librarians' Virtual Toolkit: Books and Reading Supporting Mental Health

Thursday, 17 June, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

As libraries and bookshops navigate ways to re-open safely and engage with their readers, the Librarians’ Virtual Toolkit explores the relationship between the sector's various reading offers and mental health.

Universal Library Offer virtual seminar

Tuesday, 15 June, 2021 - 10:00 to 16:30

Libraries Connected held a Universal Library Offer Seminar online on Tuesday 15 June, over 1000 people booked to join the event from over 90 different library services.

Future Funding webinars

Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 - 13:00 to Thursday, 8 July, 2021 - 15:00

Over the next few months, our Future Funding programme will be holding a series of webinars aimed at Heads of Service and those with business development responsibility within the library service. 

Expert Bank Webinars

Monday, 8 March, 2021 - 11:00

Over the past 12 months Haringey, Worcestershire and Leicestershire Libraries have tested out the potential for offering library services the chance to draw on support from an 'expert bank'.

Future safe return to events

Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

Learn more about what the library sector can do to encourage audiences to return to events when safety and restrictions permit.

Local Cultural Education Partnerships and libraries

Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 13:30 to 15:00

Join us as we'll be sharing great examples of partnership working and explore together how we can grow links between libraries and LCEPs.

Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants Fund

Thursday, 3 December, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00

Claire Robe, the Relationship Manager for Libraries at Arts Council England. talks us through their National Lottery Project Grants.

A celebration of culture and creativity in libraries

Friday, 27 November, 2020 - 14:00

Join us as we celebrate public libraries as cultural and creative spaces in their local communities and launch the new Culture and Creativity online learning module for library staff.

Libraries digital bootcamp

Thursday, 12 November, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00

We are delighted to invite you to an afternoon run by Libraries Connected and Marion Tessier from Kingston Libraries and delivered by library services across the country.

The Boy Between

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 20:00

Bestselling novelist Amanda Prowse knew how to resolve a fictional family crisis. But then her son, Josiah, came to her with a real one.

Black Stories Matter: Understanding our past

Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 - 12:00

In this session, we will be reflecting on some of the issues that are raised by historical collections and buildings and discussing how libraries should interpret and present books and other resources from our past in relation to race and empire.

Children, Wellbeing and Libraries

Thursday, 22 October, 2020 - 14:00

Education, primary care, and mental health experts are coming together to discuss the impact of the pandemic on children’s wellbeing and how public libraries could support recovery.

Black Stories Matter: Talking about race

Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 - 16:00

In this session, US librarian Jessica Bratt and actor and writer Obioma Ugoala talk about how they have been educating and encouraging people to talk about race.

Libraries Connected Day Seminar

Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 - 11:15 to 16:30

This has been a tumultuous year for us all and as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, significant uncertainty will remain for the foreseeable future.

Black Stories Matter: Promoting diverse content

Tuesday, 25 August, 2020 - 16:00

In this session hear from an author, publisher and bookseller to find out more about the challenges they face in ensuring that Black stories are published and promoted.

What does quality mean for a modern library service?

Friday, 21 August, 2020 - 14:00

As part of our accreditation programme, we hosted an online event for library users and supporters called What does quality mean for a modern library service? 

1000 Tiny Fun Palaces

Tuesday, 4 August, 2020 - 15:00

This year, Fun Palaces weekend on 3 and 4 October will be different - sometimes smaller, always safer, but as ever remarkable.

The Librarian's Toolkit - A day of talks and workshops about promoting the Universal Reading Offer

Thursday, 26 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 15:30

Join library managers, front-line staff and superb guest speakers for an inspiring day about how to promote the Universal Reading Offer.

Community engagement to inform strategic planning

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 - 10:00

To help library services to develop strategies for consultation and engagement with the public, we ran an event for libraries to share good practice and practical ideas.

Library Information and Archive Assistant Apprenticeship Workshops

Thursday, 30 January, 2020 - 10:00 to Thursday, 12 March, 2020 - 16:00

We ran a series of three one-day workshops in Brimingham, Manchester and London from Jan-Mar 2020 to explore the apprenticeship process and how it could benefit library staff

Libraries Connected Seminar 2020

Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 - 09:00 to Thursday, 4 June, 2020 - 15:45

We are very sorry to announce that due to the ongoing pandemic we have been forced to cancel our 2020 annual seminar. 

Diversity in the Library Workforce

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 - 10:00

Public Libraries have an important role to play, providing services designed to reduce inequality, celebrate diversity in communities and enable individuals to see themselves reflected and valued in community spaces.

Libraries Connected Annual General Meeting 2019

Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:00

We're delighted to invite our members to our annual general meeting at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Libraries Connected Seminar 2019

Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 09:30 to Friday, 14 June, 2019 - 15:30

Libraries: A place for us all

Innovation Network Gathering 2019

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:30

On 3rd April 2019 Leeds Central Library hosted the annual Libraries Connected Innovation Gathering. The event was attended by over 45 library workers from across the UK who enjoyed hearing about and sharing innovative library practice and projects.

Creative Futures: Digital Solutions #SCL2018

Thursday, 7 June, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, 8 June, 2018 - 18:00

Our annual seminar this year will examine the ways in which public libraries are embracing the continuously changing digital world.