The Brief

Carnegie Library Lab is our programme aimed at supporting and developing innovation and leadership in the public library sector.

We are currently looking for applications from individual library staff working in early and mid-management roles across the UK and Ireland. Successful applicants will work with us as Carnegie Partners for 18 months (June 2018 and September 2019).

We have previously worked with two cohorts of Partners, from libraries throughout the UK and Ireland.

Carnegie Library Lab offers participants:

  • financial support for participants to develop and deliver an innovative, practical project in their local library service;
  • exclusive access to a bespoke online learning programme to support innovation, leadership and skills development;
  • access to an external mentor to assist with project management and personal development;
  • networking events including face-to-face meetings and online platform; and
  • an external evaluation.

If you are interested you can read about our most recent Partners’ experiences here and download the Application Notes and Criteria, FAQs and Notes and Supporting Statement Guidelines for Sponsors.

The application form is online here.

Please note that the application period closes on Thursday 5th April 2018 at 5pm.

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Rachel Heydecker

Jenny Peachey

Tom Forrest





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