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Nielsen Book in new partnership with CILIP to support Libraries Week

Nielsen Book in new partnership with CILIP to support Libraries Week

CILIP are proud to announce a new partnership with Nielsen Book as sponsors of a special event at Westminster to launch Libraries Week 2018. Libraries Week is a celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries and this year has a wellbeing theme.

Libraries Week takes place between the 8th and 13th October and will showcase how libraries bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health. On Saturday 13th October community choirs will bring the joy of singing into local libraries up and down the country.

The launch event is hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries and takes place in the State Rooms of the Speaker’s Office on Tuesday 9th October. Speakers include Michael Ellis MP - Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - and Professor Steven Broomhead - Chair of the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce and Chief Executive of Warrington Borough Council.

The event will end with a performance from NewYVC, a youth choir from Newham, London. NewYVC are directed by Community Interest Company Living Song, who work in partnership with Stratford Circus Arts Trust and regularly give performances in libraries.

Jo Shaw, Sales Director, Book Discovery & Commerce Solutions at Nielsen Book said, “Nielsen Book is delighted to be sponsoring this year's Libraries Week. We have always supported libraries of all sizes in public, academic and corporate environments and strongly believe they have an integral role to play in our communities. We are really excited to be working with CILIP to help grow Libraries Week into a celebration of everything information professionals and libraries do to contribute to our society.”

Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, the library and information association said, “I am delighted that Nielsen Book is supporting Libraries Week. With their help we are working with national and local politicians, library staff and supporters to promote the wellbeing and health benefits of using libraries – which includes saving the NHS just under £30 million a year, reducing stress and increasing life satisfaction.”

About Libraries Week
Libraries Week is organised by CILIP, the library and information association, and supported by partners including Arts Council England, The Reading Agency, Libraries Connected, the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce and the School Libraries Association.
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About Nielsen Book
Nielsen Book is a leading provider of search, discovery, commerce, consumer research and retail sales analysis services globally. Nielsen runs the Registration Agencies (ISBN and SAN Agencies for UK & Ireland), provides search and discovery products through its Nielsen BookData product range, electronic trading via Nielsen BookNet and PubEasy services, retail sales analysis via Nielsen BookScan and consumer research through its Books and Consumer Survey. The company is wholly owned by Nielsen. For more information, please visit:

About Nielsen
Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry's only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

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Published: 1 October 2018

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