Libraries Connected Day Seminar

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: Understanding our past

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

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

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.

Black Stories Matter: Promoting diverse content

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?

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

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

Community engagement to inform strategic planning

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

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

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

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

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

Innovation Network Gathering 2019

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

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