Engaging libraries

15.50 – Thursday 5th July

Engaging libraries: inspiring the public about health and wellbeing

Engaging Libraries is a pilot scheme which has brought the Carnegie UK Trust, the Wellcome Trust and Society of Chief Librarians together to work in partnership to allow libraries to experiment with public engagement around health and wellbeing. The 14 projects funded cover a wide range of topics, working with new partners and engaging with the public in innovative ways. Representatives from Engaging Libraries projects will speak about their work, how they are engaging the public and demonstrate methods they are using.

Rachel Heydecker, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Rachel works with the projects involved in the Engaging Libraries programme, as well as supporting the Carnegie Library Lab programme. She also engages with partners to understand and develop how public libraries can help individuals make informed decisions about their online privacy.