Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Hello, it's good to be back!

Hello,  just a few words to say that I am back from maternity leave and very much looking forward to getting in touch with as many of you as possible.

I work all across Wales, so if you would like CILIP Cymru Wales to come to your library / institution and talk with staff about benefits and opportunities, please do get in touch.

I've been catching up on all things library and information and am excited by plans to re brand CILIP, which members of CILIP can read all about in Update . 

In Wales we have a new Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM and CILIP Cymru Wales will be continuing our advocacy work with him, more on this soon.

The financial climate remains a challenging one, but there is positive news out there, with almost £1 million of capital funding to be allocated to modernise 6 public libraries in Wales, bringing the number of libraries modernised as part of the Welsh Government’s Community Learning Libraries Programme to 89.

I've got a lot to catch up on, but right now, it's almost time for the annual CILIP Cymru Wales Library and Information Conference, organised this year by the excellent Stephen Gregory and the CILIP team in Wales, so for the first time in 5 years, I get to put down my clipboard and enjoy being a delegate, bliss!
I hope to see you there.

Mandy Powell
Swyddog Polisi, Cymru

Policy Officer, Wales

Sefydliad Siartredig Llyfrgellwyr a Gweithwyr Gwybodaeth Cymru

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Wales


  1. Welcome back Mandy. It's great to have you back on board. :o)

  2. Welcome back!