Author: Andrew Coburn

SOLE March for Libraries

ESSEX CAMPAIGNERS will finish SIXTY MILES MARCH FOR LIBRARIES THIS SATURDAY. The socially distanced Essex March for Libraries, protesting against what campaigners call a ‘closure plan by stealth’, began at Manningtree Library on Saturday 22nd August and will finish a…

Libraries Connected – Zoom event for library users!

Got something to say about public libraries? Join Libraries Connectedonline session for library supporters and users on 21 Aug to explorewhat quality means for a modern library service. Book FREE place here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-does-quality-mean-for-a-modern-library-service-tickets-116201887975 A virtual consultation event exploring what quality means…

Survey on libraries after lockdown

A company called DCA (Digital Content Associates), which exists to promote library usage, has issued a survey to ask about that is available in or through libraries during lockdown and what should happen afterwards They have kindly agreed to give…

Conservatives and fake facts

Library association CILIP recently reminded us what the profession is all about. And why it matters. It sent a strongly-worded official complaint to the Tories after they disguised their own Twitterfeed as an independent fact-checking site – complete with fake Twitter validation tick…

Developments in Darlington

Things are hotting up in Darlington. The local press reports that a town centre library is up for a change to become a community centre or be sold for redevelopment. Local campaigners have made a series of videos about their both Crown…