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Llyfrgelloedd yng Nghymru Libraries in Wales CyMAL: Amgueddfeydd Archifau a Llyfrgelloedd Cymru CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales Alyson Tyler.

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1 Llyfrgelloedd yng Nghymru Libraries in Wales CyMAL: Amgueddfeydd Archifau a Llyfrgelloedd Cymru CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales Alyson Tyler Libraries Development Programme Manager Jemma Francis Libraries Development Adviser

2 Outline of talk CyMAL’s role and work Libraries in Wales Library strategies in Wales Libraries Inspire strategy Initiatives with relevant to blind and partially sighted people

3 Beth yw CyMAL/ What is CyMAL? CyMAL: Amgueddfeydd Archifau a Llyfrgelloedd Cymru CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales Policy division of the Welsh Government Cross domain division (museums, archives and libraries) Established in 2004 About 25 members of staff Work for the Minister for Culture 200+ museums c.20 archives 100+ library services

4 Rolau & Gweithgarddau CyMAL Roles & Activities  cynghori y Gweinidog datblygu polisi  trosgludo rhaglen grantiau  darpar cyngor a chefnogaeth i’r sector  darpar rhaglen hyfforddiant am ddim  nodi  rhwydweithio  ymchwil  cyhoeddi cylchgrawn  advise the Minister  develop policy  deliver grant programmes  provide advice and support  provide free training programme for sector  sponsorship  networking  research  publish magazine

5 Llyfrgelloedd yng Nghymru/ Libraries in Wales 22 llyfrgelloedd cyhoeddus / public libraries 16 llyfrgelloedd addysg pellach / FE libraries 8 llyfrgelloedd addysg uwch / HE libraries 1 llyfrgell genedlaethol / national library 5 llyfrgelloedd carchar / prison libraries c.45 llyfrgelloedd iechyd / health libraries ?900 llyfrgelloedd ysgol / school libraries ?20 llyfrgelloedd arbennig / special-workplace libraries

6 Welsh public library standards Included in: Delivering a quality service (Libraries Inspire) Standards in Wales = mechanism of monitoring “comprehensive and efficient” library service of 1964 Act Fourth framework: “Maintaining a Valued Service ” 9 standards, 8 PIs Annual reports publicly available on CyMAL website

7 Library strategies in Wales your library £2 million Libraries for Life £10.5 million Libraries Inspire c. £6 million

8 Libraries Inspire: the strategic development framework for Welsh libraries Sustainable models of service delivery Resources for all Space for all Skills for life Investing in people Attracting the audience Delivering a quality service Modelau cynaliadwy o ddarparu gwasanaethau Adnoddau i bawb Lle i bawb Sgiliau am oes Help llaw Denu'r gynulleidfa Darparu gwasanaethau o ansawdd

9 librarywales.org

10 E-books in Wales (public libraries) First six authorities live August / 22 authorities participating in consortium, with Askews Had nearly 100,000 issues so far Currently averaging over 6000 issues a month (200 a day) Over 100 Welsh language titles High take up in rural local authorities Launching e-magazines with Zinio during October/November

11 Get Reading, Get Better, Get Libraries I’r llyfrgell, i ddarllen, i wella Autumn campaign promoting the benefits libraries can have on people's health and wellbeing Calendar of events

12 Welsh libraries and social media Facebook: Welsh Libraries Flickr: Youtube: Welshlibraries channel Pinterest: Bibli family: –Short videos with each character –Lauren (teenager) on Facebook and Twitter (links from the Biblis website)

13 Any questions? Contact (Cymraeg) [on e-books] Bibli family pictures © Welsh Government


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