CILIP urges libraries to welcome refugees

Libraries have a "major" role to play in welcoming refugees following the government’s announcement that 20,000  will be arrive in the country over the next five years. In a blog post, CILIP outlined that libraries are an "important" source of information and "key" to signposting refugees to other local services. It also emphasised that school libraries play a "major role in supporting refugee children as they find their way around their new country.” Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CILIP urges Westminster to rethink library cuts

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called on Westminster City Council to halt proposed cuts to the library budget of £750,000 a year "until a proper public consultation has been carried out". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CILIP open letter urges Birmingham to reconsider library cuts

Nick Poole, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP), has written an open letter to Birmingham City Council, urging it to keep its libraries open and professionally staffed.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Supporters Urge Action on Bill to Provide Relief Funding for Public Libraries

With the August recess looming and a second round of coronavirus relief in the works, $2 billion in funding for libraries hangs in the balance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: New Reader Survey Urges Publishers, Libraries to Bridge Their Data Gap

Among the stories making news this week: veteran bookseller and library advocate Tim Coates releases a reader-focused survey; more drama over Drag Queen Storytimes; and what to expect from all the talk of antitrust action in the tech sector. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Concern from CILIP and Unison over library lockdown click and collect

Most library authorities in England are providing a click and collect service during lockdown, despite calls from some organisations to withdraw it. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-11 15:52:18 UTC ]
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Library Supporters Urge Action as Senate Recesses Without Relief Bill

With Congress now on break until September, ALA officials are urging library supporters to keep pressing lawmakers for a pandemic relief package that includes funding for libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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CILIP delivers Downing Street petition calling for end to library austerity

Library and information association CILIP has delivered a 7,000 signature petition to Downing Street calling for an end to austerity in the service. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-28 04:01:09 UTC ]
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CILIP says libraries need £250m in demand to Johnson government

Library association CILIP says the library service needs up to £250m investment and has called for action from Boris Johnson’s government to secure its own future. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 08:39:06 UTC ]
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CILIP criticises Boris Johnson library claims on Marr show

Library association CILIP has criticised Boris Johnson following his comments on library services, following an Andrew Marr interview where the Tory leader suggested library closures were solely down to councils’ financial mismanagement. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-01 19:40:00 UTC ]
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CILIP pushes for library support in election campaign

CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is leading a campaign calling for politicians to make local libraries a big election issue. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-05 17:51:40 UTC ]
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Essex library campaigners urge community groups to withdraw help

Essex library campaigners are warning community groups could face an “unsustainable burden” of nearly £50,000 a year if they choose to run a local library service - and are calling on more to withdraw their offers to run local libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-19 21:57:18 UTC ]
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Nielsen Book to sponsor Libraries Week in two-year CILIP partnership

Nielsen Book has joined forces with library and information association CILIP to sponsor its reading campaign alongside National Libraries Week in a new two-year partnership. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-16 17:15:51 UTC ]
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CILIP launches new BAME network for library professionals

CILIP is launching a network for BAME professionals within the library sector, led by CILIP trustee Shirley Yearwood-Jackson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-26 11:02:53 UTC ]
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UK publishers urged to tackle library crisis

Big UK publishers need to lobby councils over the importance of their libraries in a “last ditch stand” to save the service, campaigner Tim Coates has claimed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Local election candidates urged to champion libraries

Library and information association CILIP is encouraging candidates to champion libraries ahead of the local elections taking place in England this May. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shadow culture minister and CILIP push for Swindon libraries intervention

Shadow culture minister Kevin Brennan [pictured] has called on the Secretary of State for Culture, Karen Bradley, to intervene in Swindon Council’s plans to close two thirds of the borough's libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Laureates past and present urge end to 'school library lottery'

Children’s laureate Chris Riddell has called on education secretary Justine Greening to  end the “disadvantageous school library lottery" and ensure every child in the country has access to a school library service. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Swindon Council urged to rethink 'severe' library closures

Swindon Council’s plans to close 11 libraries “will cause long-term damage" to the futures of constituents, Nick Poole c.e.o. of libraries body CILIP has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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