Tag archives: Libraries Change Lives Award

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Article about seminar with Skipton Rewind Club

John Vincent and I have had an article about the seminar on libraries and social justice that we gave for the University of Missouri published in Teen Librarian Monthly. I’ve just put it on my website, for those who are interested. It focuses on the discussions about library provision for teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds, and on the fabulous contribution made by CILIP Libraries Change Lives 2012 Award winners, Skipton Rewind Club.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Libraries Change Live Award winners Skipton Rewind Club

I am delighted and excited that this year’s recently announced winners of the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award, Library Songwriters: Skipton Rewind Club, will be contributing to a training course that I am co-running with The Network in York at the end of the month.

The course is on libraries and social justice, and it’s for PhD and Masters students from the School of Information Science and Learning Technology at the University of Missouri. My session is on the role of libraries in supporting teenagers, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. I know that the club members who are coming will add loads of inspiration. They were a huge hit when they performed and spoke at the House of Commons award ceremony. You can get a feel for their talents, and find out more about the project here.

I can’t wait!