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Northamptonshire Council is 'failing in its legal duties' with library closures

Libraries body CILIP has branded Northamptonshire County Council’s plan to cut 21 libraries as “careless and unreasonable” in a formal letter of complaint to culture... Read more

Library groups call for inquiry after Carillion collapse

Libraries body CILIP has called for a public inquiry to investigate whether the government knowingly issued contracts for the delivery of public services to a... Read more

Author and illustrator donate £1k to library near Grenfell Tower

Illustrator Lane Smith and author Ruta Sepetys, winners of the 2017 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway children’s book awards, are to jointly donate £1,000 to North... Read more

'No more buck-passing', says Carnegie Diversity report

A change in culture must take place in the way the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards are administered "with no more buck... Read more

Relentless cuts are turning library sector into 'war zone'

Relentless cuts to the public library service are turning the sector into a “war zone” and making it difficult to recruit staff, figures across the... Read more

CILIP's action plan to combat inequality by 2020

CILIP has made a number of pledges to overcome inequality in the library and information sector by 2020 in an action plan. Read more

Casely-Hayford to chair Carnegie and Greenaway Medals diversity review

CILIP has announced that Margaret Casely-Hayford, the chair of charity ActionAid UK, is to lead a review into the diversity of its Carnegie and Kate... Read more

All-white Carnegie longlist controversy prompts CILIP 'review'

CILIP will launch an independent review of its Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals following the controversy that was sparked by its 2017 Carnegie Medal longlist,... 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

Execs foresee leaven 2017

Book trade executives are optimistic and bullish about 2017, despite the political uncertainty of Brexit, looming European elections and Donald Trump taking up office in... Read more

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