Jeremy Corbyn vows to protect libraries from forces of doom.

In a press conference in London earlier today, embattled-but-unbowed leader of the British Labour Party, lifelong democratic socialist, and absolute boy Jeremy Corbyn revealed a dossier proving that the US is demanding that Britain’s National Health Service (a remarkable civic institution born in 1948 out of the ideal that good healthcare should be available to […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-27 16:43:19 UTC ]
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Carnegie Library occupiers vow to remain 'until forced out'

Determined library campaigners have vowed to occupy Herne Hill’s Carnegie Library “until they are forced out”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Reopen in COVID-19 Hot Spots: Are Library Staff Being Protected?

In considering whether staff are being protected as libraries reopen during the pandemic, we take a look at some Arizona libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-18 10:35:00 UTC ]
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Missouri Proposes New ‘Protection of Minors’ Rule for Libraries

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft last week announced a new proposed rule he says will protect minors in the state’s libraries, but librarians and freedom to read advocates say the unwieldy new rule is a "First Amendment minefield." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-10-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries across the country are being forced to close because of bomb threats.

In a predictable—but nevertheless horrifying—extension of the ongoing wave of book bans across the country (not to mention the bomb threats to a children’s hospital for providing gender-affirming healthcare), Motherboard has reported that at least a dozen public libraries across the country have... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-09-30 16:07:29 UTC ]
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PA backs filing against Maryland law forcing publishers to license library e-books

The Publishers Association and the Federation of European Publishers have voiced their support for the Association of American Publishers’ challenge of an “unprecedented, unjustified” Maryland law which could force publishers both in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-20 16:08:03 UTC ]
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Jeremy O. Harris is donating a collection of plays by Black writers to libraries across the country.

On Late Night with Seth Meyers this week, Slave Play and Daddy playwright Jeremy O. Harris announced he is donating a collection of 15 plays by Black playwrights to 53 libraries and community centers across the United States—and is donating one such collection to Northwestern University in Seth... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-09 17:29:54 UTC ]
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Leadsom vows to campaign for 'sustainable future' of libraries

Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom has promised to campaign for the "sustainable future" of libraries after visiting one threatened with closure in Northamptonshire. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Press gang up on Jeremy Corbyn in election day coverage

The Sun indulges its penchant for groan-inducing puns, the Mail pours scorn on Labour, and the Economist is a lone Lib Dem voice among the nationalsElection coverage 2017 – latest updatesThe Sun has urged its readers not to “chuck Britain in the Cor-bin” on its final front page before the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Corbyn's 'ineffectiveness' meant Labour library campaign was 'wasted'

Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, has accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of "incompetence", saying that his ineffectiveness meant a campaign she was planning against library closures "went to waste". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Corbyn backs national libraries demonstration

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged his “100% support” to a national libraries demonstration which aims to highlight the “clear and present danger” to Britain's public library service. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookshops and libraries join forces

Bookshops and libraries may seem, to some, unlikely allies. One is in the business of selling books while the other lends them out for free. But we know they can and do work together successfully, but by local arrangement rather than national policy. That is set to change. The Booksellers’... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Settle appointed c.e.o. of libraries task force

Kathy Settle has been announced as chief executive of the Leadership for Libraries task force. Settle is currently director for digital policy and departmental engagement in the Government Digital Service (GDS), part of the Cabinet Office. She will begin the new role in April, while continuing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library task force starts work

A new task force for libraries, which met for the first time last week, will focus its attention on sharing best practice between councils, promoting the role of digital and shaping a workforce for the future. One of the key aims of the Leadership for Libraries task force will be to highlight... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Birmingham hopes British Library could protect flagship from cuts

Officials in Birmingham are hoping that a deal with the British Library could help protect the flagship Library of Birmingham from cuts. According to a report in the Birmingham Post, the council is initiating talks which could see the Library of Birmingham become a regional centre for the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vaizey sets up Sieghart's library task force

Libraries minister Ed Vaizey has created a new task force to help develop the library service in England, at the recommendation of today's Sieghart report. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sieghart Review to recommend task force for libraries

The eagerly-awaited Sieghart Review on the public library service will argue for a dedicated task force involving "all key players working together" to deliver changes at "a fast pace", a panel member has revealed. Public policy consultant Sue Charteris, talking at the Speak Up for Libraries... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Activists, Soldiers Move to Protect Libraries in Ukraine

Amid violent political protests and the threat of occupation by Russian troops, Ukrainians are moving to protect their most precious literary treasures. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeremy Hunt to receive library petition

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 09:15 Secretary of state Jeremy Hunt will be presented with a petition of more than 12,000 signatures tomorrow (27th October), demanding he intervenes to reverse the closure of six libraries in Brent, north London. Hunt has remained... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Government denies library statutory protection is under threat

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:47 The government has denied the legal protection for libraries could be under threat, after fears were expressed upon the launch of a review into local government statutory duties. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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