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Bookshops and libraries join forces

Bookshops and libraries may seem, to some, unlikely allies. One is in the business of selling books while the other lends them out for free.... Read more

SCL rebrands as Libraries Connected

The Society of Chief Librarians is rebranding as a new charity called Libraries Connected. Read more

'Ethical guidelines' created following Home Office deal with libraries

The Society of Chief Librarians has agreed to partner with CILIP, the library and information association, to develop an ethical framework regarding commercial partnerships following... 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

Isobel Hunter named new SCL chief executive

Isobel Hunter has been appointed as the first chief executive of the Society of Chief Librarians. Read more

Society of Chief Librarians recruits a c.e.o.

The Society of Chief Librarians is recruiting its first chief executive as it makes the transition from private company to registered charity. Read more

Beano inspires next year's Summer Reading Challenge

More than 760,000 children across the UK took part in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge, with 6,550 more children talking part than in 2016. Read more

New Books on Prescription scheme targets long-term health conditions

A new strand of the 'Books on Prescription' initiative, which encourages people to use libraries to discover self-help books, has been launched by The Reading... Read more

Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005

In a sector rife with closures and cutbacks, public library usage among adults has declined by almost a third since 2005, according to new government... Read more

Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund.... Read more

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