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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From big vision to the budget – the route to better work

March 23, 2017

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA

Last year the Carnegie UK Trust commissioned new analysis from Ipsos MORI, examining the impact of the changing world of work on employees and the self-employed across the UK. On 29 March we wi...

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A tool to help decision-makers craft a better world

March 16, 2017

David King,Social Impact Adviser, Housing Association Charitable Trust

The Housing Association Charitable Trust ( HACT ) were the winner of our 2016 wellbeing impact survey . If you had the choice between marginally improving the lives of millions people or transform...

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Digital inclusion for all young people?

March 15, 2017

Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

It’s not uncommon to watch a toddler pick up a smartphone and competently navigate their way to Peppa Pig. Despite appearances, though, young people aren’t born with digital skills. The develop...

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