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.