Tagged: Nick Poole

Government slams CIPFA library data as 'flawed' and 'unusable'

The government-appointed Libraries Taskforce has criticised the body responsible for publishing annual statistics on libraries, saying its "flawed" data reveals the sector to be in... Read more

Public's library support 'needs to shift to activism'

The public should be "weaponised" into supporting libraries as part of a shift towards activism, attendees at the annual conference for the library and information association... Read more

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

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