Thursday, 28 January 2016

What Place Does Digital Inclusion Have in Digital Literacy - Free Teachmeet for Library Staff

The Tinder Foundation are hosting two FREE library events with CILIP's Information Literacy Group in ‪#‎London‬ and ‪#‎Leeds‬ at the beginning of February. If you want to network and share ideas, and find out more about digital literacy and digital inclusion, this is ideal for you.  Join us - register today!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Carnegie Library Lab Needs You!

Carnegie Library Lab is a programme created by the Carnegie UK Trust to support and develop innovation and leadership in the public library sector.

They're looking for applications from individual library staff working in early and mid-management roles across the UK and Ireland. Successful applicants will work as Carnegie Partners for 18 months (May 2016-October 2017).

This is a great opportunity to get your good ideas in motion through project funding, a mentor, an online learning programme and support and help all the way.

You can read about the current Partners' experiences on the Carnegie blog and on Public Library News and Taskforce blogs. You can also read more about how the current Partners are getting on here.

What are you waiting for? You've not got long. The application deadline is Friday 29 January!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Digital Culture | of Metropolitan New York

Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY) provides online access to digital collections of libraries, archives, museums and historical societies located in and around New York City. Participating institutions are located in the following counties of New York State: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Westchester. The collections include photographs, maps, letters, postcards, manuscripts, scrapbooks, programs from events, catalogues, memorabilia and ephemera, and much more. New collections will be added over the coming months, and contributors will be adding new material to existing collections. DCMNY is not a curated collection. It is intended to serve as a hosting service for members of the Metropolitan New York Library Council to make their content available online, as well as an on-ramp to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Many of the collections in DCMNY will also be available in DPLA, courtesy of the Empire State Digital Network, the DPLA service hub for New York State.