The ‘V’ Word

The next dayschool training event from LocScot, the Scottish CILIP Local Studies Group, is on the hot topic of volunteers and volunteering in libraries and the heritage sector. It will be held on Friday 20th January 2017 at the National Library of Scotland.

This LocScot dayschool tackles the contentious subject of volunteers in the workplace. The training day will look at examples of good practice of using volunteers within libraries, the heritage sector and communities; share our own experiences; and discuss ways to successfully define, plan, and manage volunteers and voluntary projects.

Guest speakers from the National Library of Scotland, Glasgow Women’s Library, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service at Edinburgh Libraries and the Living Memory Association will share their best practice and advice.

To book a FREE place or for more details, email

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Member or non-member, CILIP wants your views!

CILIP are consulting library staff on a new approach to CILIP membership.

They’ve heard that membership needs to be more affordable, better value for money, be more open to everyone in the sector and provide clearer benefits.

Now they want to hear what you think.

Find out more and take the short survey on the CILIP website.



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Your Edinburgh ( Edinburgh Libraries’ community information directory has just had a colourful redesign. It is now fully responsive so is easy to use on the go and on mobile phone or tablet.

Search Your Edinburgh by keyword or location to find 100s of listings for local information, activities, groups and organisations across the city. There’s even a new map function that lets you view search results by location too.

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