Could you be the Welsh librarian of 2014? (Repost)

On 18 March, the following message appeared on Alyson’s Welsh libraries blog (Link: http://libalyson.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/could-you-be-the-welsh-librarian-of-2014/

Nominations are now open for the second Welsh Librarian of the Year Award.

The award recognises and celebrates the contribution of librarians and information professionals to contemporary society in Wales and beyond. It champions the achievements, impacts and innovation of those who make a significant difference to either the communities which they serve or to the profession in Wales.

Deadline for submission of nominations is Thursday 04 April 2014, and the announcement will be made in the CILIP Wales conference on 15th May. For nomination forms and T+Cs, check the CILIP Wales page.

The Award is administered by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Wales, and is sponsored by SirsiDynix.

You can read about last year’s winners on Alyson’s blog or the CILIP Wales blog.

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Swansea Council Budget proposals unveiled

News : February 2014 :

Swansea Council Budget proposals unveiled

(q.v. http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=57563)

………”The report to Cabinet states that next year the Council needs to make savings of around £26m because of a reduction of £12m in Welsh Government funding and more than £14m of extra spending pressures.

The savings programme includes tightly-controlling spending, continuing to drive down management and business costs, increasing income, doing things differently, working with others, providing more services online and encouraging people to help themselves.

The key elements of the report to Cabinet next week include:

• A new £300,000 Community Transformation Fund to provide business planning support to groups who want to set up their own community services.

The proposed closure of Pennard Library to be put on hold to allow for further discussions and a review of library services.”

Pennard Library

Pennard Library