In August this year High Life Highland Libraries invited Austrian Librarian Astrid Neureiter to visit and take a tour of their mobile library services. For four days Astrid shadowed local librarians as they travelled through some of the most remote mobile routes in Scotland. Next year, a group of librarians from High Life Highland will travel to Austria to find out more about the services they offer. Here, Astrid talks about her unique experience.
The Scottish Government is introducing a national School Library Improvement Fund, in support and recognition of the role school libraries play in improving attainment. The creation of the Fund was announced yesterday as part of A Nation with Ambition, The Government’s Programme for Scotland 2017 – 2018.
Since 2006 the Public Library Improvement Fund (PLIF) has been supporting creative and innovative library projects throughout Scotland. Starting today, we'll be taking a look at previous awards winners on the first Wednesday of every month. Here is Library Operations Manager John Grant talking about the new Cafe Workshop @ Aberdeen Central Library, which has enabled members of the public to explore emerging technologies and the creative arts.