In this section you can read our latest news stories about MLA North West and associated projects, and news from the MLA partnership.
MLA looks for excellence in the public libraries of England 02 March 2007 A consultation document A Blueprint for Excellence – Public Libraries 2008–2011, has been published by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) on behalf of the MLA Partnership. The MLA is supporting and challenging local councils to develop a modernised service.
Jodi Awards 2007 – Call for nominations 02 February 2007 Nominations are now being sought for the Jodi Awards 2007. The awards previously recognised excellence in museum, library and archive website accessibility – but this year, for the first time, the awards will include any project that uses technology to provide access to collections for disabled people.
Statutory Guidance on Section 6 Education & Inspections Act 2006 (Positive Activities for Young People) 19 June 2007 The DfES has launched a consultation on the above, beginning 5th January 2007 and closing on 30th March 2007. This legislation, part of the Youth Matters reforms, requires local authorities to take a strategic and coordinated approach to providing activities for young people, of which a major element is cultural activities. This is to ensure that issues around young people’s participation in activities are addressed, such as access, cost, availability & sufficiency, local need, quality and young people’s involvement in the planning, design and review of services. The main target group is young people aged 13-19, but this may be wider depending on local circumstances and need.
Setting The Pace - MLA 2012 Prospectus 16 October 2006 MLA Partnership Vision: Museums, libraries and archives will ensure that the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are an inclusive event. They will engage with an emerging generation of young people, celebrate diversity and help deliver the best ever Games, sustaining a legacy for people in all regions. We will champion the development of collections, audiences and workforce so that the 2012 games will be a transformational event for the sector and the country.
The Skills map – a real opportunity 09 October 2006 The skills map, developed by the University of Manchester, is designed to enable the museum, library and archive sector to utilize the massive potential of higher education in the North West