The Place of Work in Our Lives

May 9, 2017

By Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust

The Trust has chosen to have a clear focus on ‘fulfilling work’ for at least five years. It is clear to see why the Trustees should make this such a priority. We have been working to promote wellb...

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Exploring the key factors for social progress

April 28, 2017

By Rebekah Menzies, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Earlier this week Iceland hosted a two-day conference on social progress, organised by the Social Progress Imperative. ‘What Works 2017: The International Summit to Advance Social Progress’ brough...

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Reflections from Day One of What Works 2017

April 25, 2017

Rebekah Menzies, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

The  Social Progress Imperative  defines social progress as ‘the capacity of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, establish the building blocks that allow citizens and communit...

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Improving our wellbeing: inviting in international advocates

April 20, 2017

By Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

How we define and measure our success as a country is one of the most pressing and controversial topics of our time, at the heart of impassioned debates across western democracies about what type of s...

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Rise in Library Use Among Scottish Primary School Children

April 13, 2017

By Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive, Scottish Library and Information Council

More than 70% of households with primary school aged children (5-11 years) in Scotland are now using public libraries, more than they were five years ago, according to ‘Shining a Light’ - publis...

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Shining a light on England…

April 13, 2017

by Kathy Settle, Chief Executive, Libraries Task Force

I really welcome the publication of Carnegie’s Shining a Light report to add to the collective knowledge of the libraries sector. As Ian Anstice says in his blog, it’s vital that any actions are...

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‘Shining a Light’ on the path ahead: what are the opportunities and challenges for public libraries across the UK and Ireland?

April 10, 2017

By Martyn Evans, CEO, Carnegie UK Trust

Public libraries are a very well-used service and are extraordinarily well-loved. Our Shining a Light research, published today, reveals that across the UK and Ireland around half of us are using ou...

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An illuminating report into UK and Irish public libraries

April 10, 2017

By Ian Anstice, Public Libraries News

Many people I talk to hate reports. They want action quickly, especially when libraries are facing such change. Others seem to love research. Personally, I see the need for action but at the same time...

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A vision for the digital sphere after Brexit?

April 7, 2017

By William Perrin

Economic activity in the UK digital sphere is profoundly shaped by regulation of telecommunications, intellectual property, broadcasting, data protection and others at EU and global levels and impleme...

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Engaging Libraries unpacked

April 4, 2017

Andy Wright, Carnegie Associate

Carnegie Associate Andy Wright explains how the new “Engaging Libraries” programme came about, and why it is such a fantastic opportunity.The Engaging Libraries programme has a special...

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