Fri, 10/05/2013 - 08:57
The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) Ciara Eastell has been confirmed as the group’s president elect.
She will take over the role of president from Janene Cox in June 2014 for a two year term.
Eastell is currently the head of libraries, culture and heritage for Devon County Council, having spent the last five years...
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, 10/04/2012 - 08:10
The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) is to have meetings with individual publishers over e-lending, with licensing business models among proposals for discussion. Leasing e-books for a set time period, or a limited number of loans—the proposal favoured by HarperCollins a year ago, and at the time widely criticised—are among the...