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Below is a rotating feature of library news-feeds from across the UK and beyond.

Whether your interest is in radical women’s libraries, the diverse range of topics from Cambridge University Libraries or to keep up to date with the always topical and informative PLN, which we think is the premier library news source, bar none.

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Museum Freelance? - check out the Museum Freelance Network newsletter. See more here...
Norfolk Museums in May - see more here
Norfolk & Norwich Festival Events At Norwich Castle - see more here...

Explore the great monthly newsletters from Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk Libraries below.

Essex Libraries Newsletter:

This month April 2019 –  Book of the month – BookStart, Cobra Business Reference Adviser and more.. See more in the newsletter here...

Also this month Essex Book Groups Newsletter – Reading ideas, Prize Draw, Books unlocked….  See more in the newsletter here.

Norfolk libraries Newsletter:

This month May 2019  –  Book news, events and projects, film news and your locl library information… see more in the on-line newsletter here

Now with added Business & IPsee more here

Don’t forget to visit the news for May 2019 from the Norfolk Museums too. ..Norwich Castle, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Vikings and MagritteSee more here.

Remember too, Attleborough library is on the move in May 2019. Catch up with the re-locations news here.

Suffolk Libraries Newsletter:

This month May 2019 – This month, – New titles just in, our list of top events, meet the author (Michelle Paver) and the Suffolk Libraries Extra scheme. See more here...


Public Libraries News – what’s Happening to Your Library?

PLN is the go to resource for updates, news and opinion on the UK library Service. Updated often…read more here.


Libraries Taskforce – newsfeed from this  gov.uk resource to keep you regularly updated…

  • Open the Door: Support

    In this final blog post, placement student Katie looks at the theme of support. But what do we even mean by “support”? […]

  • #WomanOfTheWeek Naomi Mitchison

    Follow our new campaign called #WomanOfTheWeek. Each week we will focus on a new, important, historical female writer and post about her and her work. We will […]

  • Open the Door: Protest

    Three key themes run throughout the exhibition in this year’s Open the Door festival – Celebrate, Protest, and Support – and […]

  • The Feartie Creates

    Ever wondered about taking part in a Creative Writing for Fearties session? Want some idea of what happens in the sessions? Exchanging ideas, through writing. […]

  • Women Making It and Seeing Things

    I went (with Seeing Things), I saw (the Glasgow Zine Festival) and I created a zine (at Women Making It). […]

  • Open the Door: Celebrate

    For the past few months, placement student Katie Fannin has been carrying out a research placement in the GWL archives as part of the Applied Gender Studies […]

  • #WomanOfTheWeek Janet Paisley

    Follow our new campaign called #WomanOfTheWeek. Each week we will focus on a new, important, historical female writer and post about her and her work. We will […]

  • Women Making It

    Join GWL on the 10th of May from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for a bite size learning session including African bead work, film screenings scrap booking, badge making […]

  • NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby helmet

    The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track […]

  • #WomanOfTheWeek Agnes Owens

    This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is Agnes Owens […]


Cambridge University Library News – regularly updated, diverse bibliographical musings…


The Daring Librarian…

  • Readers Recommend

    Come on in and recommend! OR…. It’s kinda like a low-tech YELP review for books! Hey MHMS Kids, Check this Out! This is a cool reading promotion […]

  • Colorful Women: Coloring Pages for Women’s History Month

    Re-posting this!  I just want to share a few coloring pages I curated online & made into PDF’s & JPEGS for our kiddos! I love adding new […]

  • Ninja Unicorn: Coloring Sheets for Makerspaces

    Short Story: A wonderful 6th grade student & I teamed up and made this bookmark sheet and I want to share it with you. I made copies and gave several to […]

  • iPhone Trick

    This One iPhone Trick Has Transformed My Life OK, that’s a kind of a big statement. You may have heard of this, but I found this out right before […]

  • Dr. King: A True Servant Leader

    As an educator I was touched by this timeless Huffington Post article from Mr. James Perry, once mayoral candidate and the the Executive Director of the […]

  • MHTV Music Request Line

    Hey there! To quote the musical philosophers the Spice Girls: So tell me what ya want. What ya really, REALLY want! Do you have a song that you’re dying […]

  • IG Holiday Highlights & More!

    Here are some of our recent IG Highlights from the Holidays, Winter Smash, #MHTVNews, #makermondaycrafternoon, and our MHMS Memory Book Cover artist winner! […]

  • Winter Bazaar Help & Donations Needed

    Winter Bazaar Help Needed: The Winter Bazaar is a small holiday shop where students can use their Gotchas to “buy” gifts for their friends and […]

  • PTA Book Fair in Media

    “Did you know? Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.8 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a stronger […]

  • 10 Things to Think About Before You Post

    This is a much needed update to a 2014 post. Over the years we’ve had a great educational partnership with our NYC friends at Flocabulary. I’m even […]


National Library of Australia…

  • The Art of Selling

    As the National Library launches its appeal to preserve and digitise some 7,000 pre-1950 posters held in the Pictures Collection, Emeritus Professor and author […]

  • Preserving our collections

    Thanks to the generosity of donors during the 2018 appeal, preservation work continues on the extraordinary collection of PROMPT theatre scrapbooks in the […]

  • Calling all car enthusiasts!

    Working as reference librarians in Australia's largest library we get enquiries about all sorts of things. Some ask about subjects and items that are unique […]

  • WANTED: your 2019 federal election ephemera!

    Every three years Australians are bombarded with political ephemera in the run up to the federal election.  Over the course of the campaign we see this […]

  • Cadets lead the march to preserve military journal

    The Royal Military College (RMC) graduating classes of 1966, 1967 and 1968 are funding the digitisation of early Royal Military College Duntroon Journals. The […]

  • Preserving our collections

    Thanks to the generosity of donors during the 2018 appeal, preservation work continues on the extraordinary collection of PROMPT theatre scrapbooks in the […]

  • What is a micro fish?

    Well, if you heard me say ‘micro fish’ you may be forgiven for thinking I was talking about tiny aquatic creatures. However, the ’fish’ […]

  • Risks of the job

    What are acceptable risks you would take in a job? During my career in the library sector, I have gotten more than a few paper cuts, and once had a mishap with […]

  • Inked Play

    Have you ever tried to talk to children about current affairs, politics or history? How did it go?  Presenting these subjects in easily accessible chunks […]

  • Fracturing the silence

    As a local historian, I’d already delved into Trove many times, but I’d never used this fabulous resource to explore a cold case murder before. […]


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