Important developments for the libraries community in Wales.

LIS Research Coalition

Alyson Tyler, Libraries Development Adviser for CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales, and a member of the Board of Directors of the LIS Research Coalition, has contributed a guest blog post on the Welsh Government’s Libraries Inspire strategy and the part that research played in its development. Alyson writes:

Libraries Inspire coverIn November 2011, Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage launched the Welsh Government’s Libraries Inspire: the strategic development framework for Welsh libraries 2012–16. This strategy has been developed through working closely with the various library sectors in Wales, and its successful delivery depends on close partnership working between CyMAL, the library sectors and other partners to improve services and make a difference to people’s lives.

Research played an important part in drawing up the new strategy. Surveys with library staff, users and non-users, and focus groups were held as part of the evaluation of Libraries for Life

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