Digital

The use of digital technology is an increasing essential part of modern life and the major underlying trend is that these technologies continue to change rapidly. Many of these technologies affect the core activities the public use libraries for such as finding information, reading books, studying, learning and joining-in activities. Our Digital Offer is designed to help libraries to keep up with these rapid developments to ensure that everyone who wants to is able to take advantage of the opportunities that these new technologies offer.

 

Goal: Library services have the resources and skills to deliver digital activities and training to the public, especially individuals with limited digital capacity.

Aims

To narrow the digital divide between those who regularly access information online and those who don’t by:

  • Ensuring that all public libraries offer a basic level of digital service to the public, to include free wi-fi, computers and online information about library services

  • Working to develop staff so that they have the skills to help customers who do not normally access information and services online

  • Identifying significant digital developments and highlighting how public libraries and their leaders should respond.



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Digital Leadership Skills overview report

Our latest research into digital leadership skills was funded by Arts Council England and undertaken by Shared Intelligence. The aim was to identify significant digital developments relevant to library leadership and then highlight the digital leadership skills and competencies library leaders need to operate in this changing landscape.

 



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Digital leadership skills horizon scanning report

Our latest research into digital leadership skills was funded by Arts Council England and undertaken by Shared Intelligence. The aim was to identify significant digital developments relevant to library leadership and then highlight the digital leadership skills and competencies library leaders need to operate in this changing landscape.

 



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Essential Digital Infrastructure for Public Libraries in England

A report that explores creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support public libraries in the future.



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Essential Digital Structure for Public Libraries in England: Appendices

A report that explores creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support public libraries in the future.