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Working in Libraries

An introduction to libraries and library work in Wales

Stephen Gregory

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of Working in Libraries

The Welsh Context Working in Libraries Libraries in Wales Professional Bodies Questions or Comments? Career Options Career Pathway
Further qualification options
Transferable skills / Employability
Wider employment options

http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/careers-gateway/pages/default.aspx Stephen Gregory Policy Officer - Wales
Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals 320 libraries open for 10 hours or more Public South Wales Miners Library Academic Special Gladstone's Library - Hawarden Workplace Libraries National Library School Libraries + SLS www.cilip.org.uk Outline 1. Libraries in Wales
2. Professional Bodies
3. Career options 320 110 National
CILIP --> Branches, Special Interest Groups
--> Qualifications
--> Advocacy
Aslib - Association for Information Management
Representative - e.g. Society of Chief Librarians, SCONUL, WHELF
Subject Based
BIALL - British & Irish Association of Law Librarians
City Information Group
UK Serials Group
IFLA Stakeholders Government
Wales - CyMAL
England - DCMS --> Arts Council for England
Lobby Groups
Local Government Association
Voices for the Library
Local Groups
University LIS departments
NVQ awarding bodies
Educational inspection / standards bodies (e.g. Estyn) Thank you for your attention! State of Play? Political Environment
"Libraries Inspire"
Welsh Piblic Lib. Standards
Economic climate
Public sector budgets
Commercial sector
Social conditions
Digital exclusion / Deprivation
Rural populations
Ageing population
Technological Change http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3115127
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