Scottish Excellence Awards

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A slideshow based on Libraries: Connecting people and communities, a policy briefing for libraries created by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). Created for the Scottish Excellence Awards held at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 18th January 2011.

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Scottish Excellence Awards

  1. 1. Librariesconnecting peopleand communities<br />
  2. 2. Libraries change lives by<br />Helping people to enjoy the world of reading and improve literacy<br />
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  4. 4. 6p<br />Public libraries cost<br />each Scot<br />6 pence per day<br />
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  6. 6. Libraries change lives by<br />Helping people <br />to succeed in<br />education and research<br />
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  8. 8. 12.8 <br />million visits to university librariesServices for 168,000<br />11.6 million books<br />And 152,000 periodical titles<br />
  9. 9. Libraries change lives by<br />Helping people <br />to share<br /> in the digital world<br />
  10. 10. 8.5 million<br />Libraries offered 8.5 million hours of free internet access<br /><ul><li>Nearly 5 million log-ins were recorded on library computers last year
  11. 11. 11% of the population use learning centres within libraries</li></li></ul><li>
  12. 12. 30 million<br />Public librariesalone attract nearly30 million visitors<br />per year in Scotland.<br />
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  14. 14. Libraries change lives by <br />Helping people to<br /> gain new skills <br />and qualifications<br />
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  16. 16. There are 376 secondary school libraries in Scotland<br />376<br />45%<br />45% of Scots using librariesfor learning, supporting theirstudies or homeworkin the last year<br />
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  18. 18. 60% of Scots <br />visit a library <br />every year<br />

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