Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:20
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has told Sheffield to delay cuts to its library service, while he makes a decision on whether to intervene.
In a detailed letter to Sheffield Council, Vaizey has asked for 15 points of clarification to ensure the council is fulfilling its legal obligation to provide a comprehensive and efficient library...
Thu, 11/09/2014 - 17:34
Most organisations’ annual general meetings are a chance for colleagues to get together and rubber-stamp some innocuous paperwork. CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, has recently enjoyed rather more exciting affairs.
In 2013, the membership of the librarians’ body rejected its...
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 09:10
Three library workers have been named UK public library staff of the year by CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
Jacqueline Cooper, librarian at West Berkshire Council's Newbury Library, was named public librarian of the year for being "active at the very centre of her community"....
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 09:40
Tom Roper has resigned from the CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Council after six months, in protest at planned changes to the body's governance.
Roper, a clinical librarian at Royal Sussex County Hospital,...
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:30
Politicians from across the political spectrum have made recommendations to improve school libraries across the UK, including urging the Department for Education (DfE) to start collecting concrete data on library provision in schools. In a new report, the Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group also recommended that Ofsted should also...
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 14:57
Egmont has acquired two YA titles from Kevin Brooks, the winner of the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal, for a five-figure sum.
The first, an untitled YA thriller, will be published by Egmont under the Electric Monkey imprint in January 2016. A second book will follow in January 2017.
Sarah Hughes, Egmont’s fiction publishing...
Wed, 02/04/2014 - 09:20
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is stepping up its campaign to allow libraries to lend e-books.
The campaign ties into a Europe-wide movement to change how e-books are treated under copyright law, which currently prevents libraries from lending e-books in the same as they can print books....
Wed, 26/03/2014 - 09:30
Librarian body CILIP (The Chartered Institute of Library Professionals), the Wellcome Trust and the British Library, are among 50 organisations to sign an open letter urging business secretary Vince Cable to implement key reforms to copyright legislation, which they says they fear “could now be subject to delay”.
Mon, 24/03/2014 - 09:45
Campaigners and librarians' representatives have told an independent review of the state of the public library service in England that the service is becoming a “postcode lottery”, with volunteer-run libraries "akin to food banks", inadequately meeting a need that "should never have been created."
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 08:40
The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called for an end to the limitations placed on e-book lending in public libraries.
CILIP said that libraries should have the same right to lend e-books in the same way that they can lend print books, in order to promote literacy and foster a passion for...