Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:26
The implications of Open Access for libraries will be debated in Westminster at an event hosted by the Libraries All-Party Parliamentary Group.
The date of the debate has yet to be confirmed, but it will include MPs and representatives from the library, publishing, university and academic fields.
Annie Mauger, chief...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:27
Independent bookshops have expressed frustration over the relationship between Scholastic Book Clubs and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, which gives the distributor advance information of the Carnegie Prize and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists.
The early information has meant some local bookshops may...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 06:55
Hundreds of events are planned to mark National Libraries Day (NLD) on 9th February, but campaigners are concerned that, once again, not all library authorities are getting actively involved.
Mark Taylor of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP), which is co-ordinating the event, said the...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:30
Library campaigners are forecasting a grim 2013, predicting that 300 libraries could close or be lost from local authority control in the next 12 months.
2012 saw 200 libraries shut according to figures from CIPFA, but many fear 2013 could be worse.
Phil Bradley, president of the Chartered Institute for...
Tue, 04/12/2012 - 09:00
More than 1,000 library staff will lose their jobs in the next 12 months, according to a new survey by the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP).
A survey of local authorities by CILIP, carried out during July and September with the support of the Society of Chief Librarians, led to their estimates...
Mon, 19/11/2012 - 08:35
The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has said that e-lending in libraries should be free of charge, with customers able to download books remotely, 24 hours a day.
Submitting its statement to the Sieghart review on e-lending in public libraries, CILIP also said that the Department for Culture,...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 08:17
Library supporters have debated the idea of launching a nationally orchestrated legal case against Ed Vaizey and the DCMS for his failure to intervene in local authorities' library closure plans.
The debate came at the Speak Up for Libraries conference organised by library campaigners on Saturday (10th...
Wed, 24/10/2012 - 16:56
An advertising-funded library e-lending system was among the topics discussed at a Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group event in the House of Commons on Wednesday (24th October).
In a debate, organised with The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, chair of the APPG Justin Tomlinson MP discussed library e-...
Tue, 21/02/2012 - 14:51
Research by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has indicated that as many as 700 of 3,500 professionally qualified librarians have lost their jobs in the current financial year, chief executive Annie Mauger told the culture select committee at its second oral evidence session, given this morning (21st...
Tue, 20/12/2011 - 10:02
Hertfordshire county council has voted through the closure of its school library service. The service will go at the end of March 2012.
Chris Hayward, the cabinet member for libraries, said the decision was confirmed at a meeting yesterday (19th December). "The library service offers expert advice and support to schools on...