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New Year. New You! 5 reasons to make studying a Library qualification with LTSA your New Year’s Resolution.

It’s amazing how little importance we place on personal or professional development over the Christmas break, and understandably so... it is 'that' crazy time of the year. Then, almost without warning and pretty quickly, New Years Eve is...

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Empower your career, with a Training Needs Analysis!

There are those of us who tend to await the opportunities. Hope that our efforts and hard work simply lead into professional opportunities. However the world is changing, and so too has the world of work. We can no longer rely on our employers...

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Skill Audits for Library Leaders – Using Training Needs Analyses to find the skill gaps that can transform your library.

We all have skills and knowledge that can add value to our workplace. Even those with no experience in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector, will have transferrable skills that can be highly valuable to employers. However,...

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Equity of access – not just for information

Attending the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, in Wroclaw Poland, in August 2017, provided us with a wealth of international best-practice and learning. One of the more interesting sessions we attended discussed the need to provide...

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‘Picture’ yourself ahead of the competition - Your guide to using Instagram for your Library!

Over the past two decades, libraries across the world have experienced a shift. Knowledge has been increasingly digitized, and anyone with a smart phone or computer has instant access to the information they desire. Now more than ever, libraries...

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Master the art of the book club - how to create awesome book clubs that people can’t get enough of!

It’s hard to find something more satisfying than reading a good book. The way your imagination comes to life at the turn of each page, the places you go, the people you meet, and the emotions you feel are like secret memories kept close with a...

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3 tips to help you create the ultimate children's reading area

A children's reading area is one of the most important parts of a library. It has the opportunity to bring together generations of readers together in one area, to share in a love of reading, to share in play, and to share in engaging with each...

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Libraries and their place in the fourth industrial revolution

Over time, the world has been fundamentally changed at pivotal moments in history.

The First Industrial Revolution was one of harnessing the power of water and steam to create mechanised production.

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Self-service in libraries - how to include self-service strategies in your library, without losing the human touch!

Self-service is a double-edged sword in every industry, but perhaps none more so than libraries. Even as technology becomes more prevalent and vital to the workings of a library, interaction with the public, and being able to engage and delight...

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