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Community Libraries – Guidance from Arts Council

The Arts Council has published a report looking at how communities are getting involved in the running and management of local libraries. We will add our comments shortly. *Press release* Community libraries: guidance from the Arts Council https://www.gov.uk/government/news/community-libraries-guidance-from-the-arts-council Laura Swaffield, Chair…

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There are worse things than pole-dancing!

Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign, was asked for an off the cuff comment on the novel approaches being planned in Midlothian Libraries on 2nd February, which is Love Your Library Day in Scotland, though given little information about the…

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Westminster Speaks out!

The Staff in Westminster have written and publicised this open letter to their local councillors and are happy for it be be shared more widely.  We are only too happy to oblige.  They write,  To the Councillors of Westminster, Westminster Libraries…

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National Libraries Day 2013 #NLD13

National Libraries Day 2013 will be held on Saturday the 9th February, with various events running in school, university, work place and public libraries in the week running up to the day.  To find out more about getting involved click here.…

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How Good are your Libraries? CIPFA data released!

For wonks, & actually for all of us, here’s a treat… CIPFA Stats: Library Authority Profiles Reports comparing each of the 147 library authorities (out of 151authorities) that submitted a return. These statistics are collected annually, & almost no useful analysis…

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Library Camp London – 2nd March 2013

  Senate House Library (University of London) will be hosting Library Camp London on Saturday 2nd March 2013. It will start at about 10:00am with session pitches for the day and is likely to run until 4:30pm. This will be an unconference style…

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Wolverhampton Library Update!

In Wolverhampton the citywide campaign group Save Wolverhampton Libraries reports that they has been working away for months to save and protect their city’s libraries. The Council will announce the future of libraries on 5th December 2012. The campaign group  are…

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Southend review of library service

Southend is currently in the first phase of a full library review, which is being undertaken by a cross party group, and are trying to ensure full community involvement in the process. You can find details here: Southend Library Review The consultation,…

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