Tagged: Ian Anstice

Libraries combine on first ever 'Great North West Read'

A new library campaign is launching that, for the first time ever, will see 22 public library authorities joining forces to promote one book across the whole... Read more

Forbes removes article suggesting Amazon should replace libraries

US news media company Forbes has removed a controversial article suggesting that Amazon bookshops should replace local libraries. Read more

Eighty librarians condemn deal between Home Office and SCL

Eighty library professionals have signed an open letter condemning a deal between the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and UK Visas and Immigration that will... Read more

John Glen named new libraries minister

John Glen has been announced as the new libraries minister at the department of media, culture and sport (DCMS) following the departure of former minister... Read more

Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap

Fresh fears for the future of libraries have emerged with the revelation that local councils are facing a £5.8bn spending gap by 2020. Read more

New libraries minister stresses community action

New libraries minister Rob Wilson has said his existing role as minister for civil society "overlaps" with his new libraries brief, both in the aim... Read more

Concerns raised over charity model for York libraries

Libraries in York have been bolstered by a £97,000 grant from Arts Council England, but campaigners are worried their status as charities removes responsibility from... Read more

BBC investigation finds 8,000 library jobs lost in six years

Widespread library closures across the UK have resulted in the loss of almost 8,000 jobs in the last six years, according to a report by... Read more

Report highlights 'concerning' gender pay gap in library sector

A national study of library workers has highlighted the ongoing gender pay gap in a sector dominated by "low" ethnic, gender and age diversity.... Read more

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