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PMLG Conference 2015: Lighting the Way; Libraries and Wellbeing

Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th October 2015

Public libraries have a major role in health and wellbeing – for individuals, families and communities.  This Conference explored the health, social and economic aspects of our contribution to a better and stronger society.

The programme included:

Speakers:

  • Brian Ashley (Director of Libraries, Arts Council for England) on The Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Public Libraries
  • Andy Cope, author and motivational speaker
  • Dr Paul Blantern from the Sieghart Task Force
  • Chris Garnsworthy on ‘Re-inventing Mobile and At Home Services’
  • Alan Medway on Staffordshire’s work with Public Health
  • Andy Wright discussed how to design a dementia-friendly library
  • Mike Brook on ‘A LibraryFest for Mental Health’
  • Carol Brooks on ‘Personal Resilience’.

 

Workshops:

  • Introduction to Bibliotherapy (Kirklees)
  • Ten Tips for Marketing Library Services
  • Business information services
  • Reminiscence from Sporting Memories Network
  • Findmypast: Linking People With Their Family History

 

Please find below the resources from this Conference:

Conference 2015 - Lighting the Way

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Sieghart and the Libraries Taskforce PDF (909.74 KB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
The library contribution to well-being PDF (551.33 KB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Wellbeing through understanding your history PDF (7.76 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
The community library service in Hackney PDF (4.85 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Reading - the wider outcomes PDF (1.03 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Develop your resilience PDF (2.52 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Develop your resilience - Slide Notes PDF (417.58 KB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Designing a dementia friendly library PDF (2.75 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
Businessline - business information services PDF (2.4 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
A libraryfest for mental health PDF (1.03 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
10 tips for marketing public library services. PDF (2.4 MB) J. Davis 22/10/2018
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