CILIP to debate 'no confidence' motion in Vaizey

CILIP to debate 'no confidence' motion in Vaizey

A group of librarians has submitted a motion of no confidence in libraries minister Ed Vaizey, to be discussed at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional's (CILIP) a.g.m..
 
The motion has been proposed by Jo Richardson and seconded by Tom Roper, who recently tried to halt the CILIP rebrand, with the backing of several other members.
 
A spokesman for the group behind the motion said: "Mr Vaizey has ignored the crisis in Britain's public library system. Time after time since he took office situations have arisen in which any minister, irrespective of party, would have intervened to enforce the 1964 Act… any minister but Vaizey, that is. We believe the motion will attract widespread support both from the profession and in the country at large and will make it clear where CILIP stands."
 
The CILIP a.g.m. will be held on 21st September, with an agenda released on 1st August.