A Carmarthenshire library is to feature in the World Library and Information Congress in Malaysia next month.
Ammanford Library will be the focus of a case study in the “Universal Design Principles for Public Libraries” session at the international flagship event for the library and information services sector.
The session, which looks at best practices in libraries across the world, will focus on the Stordy Creadigol at Ammanford Library – a state of the art creative store and the first of its kind in Welsh libraries.
The Stordy Creadigol allows library users to experience technologies or activities that they may have not used and gives members access to spaces, tools, technology, and social connections that may not be easily accessible otherwise.
These include 3D printers and 3D modelling; DVD, VHS, camera conversion hardware and software; audio recording and editing booths, midi keyboard, mixers, DJ equipment, microphones; video/Image recording and editing booths; PCs with recording and editing software and a green screen and more.
Working with the report author Mark Freeman from Stockton on Tees Libraries, the Carmarthenshire libraries team have been able to contribute towards a “Welsh Libraries perspective” as part of the paper for the IFLA 2018 conference.
The conference will take place during August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It brings together over 3,500 participants from more than 120 countries and sets the international agenda for the profession, also offering opportunities for networking and professional development to all delegates.
Executive board member responsible for leisure, Cllr Peter Hughes-Griffiths said: “What better place to showcase the innovative work we have done at Ammanford library, than on the world-wide stage at the World Library and Information Congress in Malaysia. This is an excellent opportunity to feature Ammanford and Carmarthenshire as a whole and is a proud moment as it will be the only Welsh case study to be presented to equivalents all over the world at the conference.”