CILIP calls for National Library of Wales cuts to be abandoned

CILIP,  the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, has called for planned cuts to the National Library of Wales to be abandoned, ahead of a debate in the Senedd today (3rd February). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 06:32:21 UTC ]
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CILIP delivers Downing Street petition calling for end to library austerity

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Six questions for...the National Library of Wales' Pedr ap Llwyd

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Library cuts planned in Wales and Lincolnshire

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CILIP urges Westminster to rethink library cuts

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CILIP called on to oppose 'amateurisation' of library service

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CILIP open letter urges Birmingham to reconsider library cuts

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National Libraries Day to see Birmingham cuts protest

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Wales 'should develop national library service', says report

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Libraries Connected calls for 'clear decision' from government on library closures

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Dozens of libraries in England and Wales may become “warm banks” for people who need shelter.

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