Libraries Week 2017
10 October 2017 | 10:03 pm

Editorial It’s good to see Libraries Week in full swing, with quite a few of the articles in today’s post linked to it in some way. I’m sorry to see that it’s not made the national press much more than BookSeller (although it’s a good article apart from chap called Ian Anstice spouting off) but great…

Wishing you all a few good days
1 October 2017 | 6:57 pm

Editorial I’m off to France for a week so there won’t be a new post for a few days and Twitter is likely to be quieter too.  Here’s hoping for a quiet week full of good news. Wishing you a good few days. Changes Essex – Mobile libraries to be cut. Lambeth – Open+ installed…

Open to all
26 September 2017 | 8:03 pm

Editorial Public libraries always have appealed to a very broad section of the public and sometimes for diametrically opposed reasons. The quiet studier and the rhymetiming toddler could not be further apart. Throw in a few senior citizens and a group of teenagers and it’s amazing how libraries remain civilized., It’s one of the strengths and…

Better? A look at GLL
19 September 2017 | 9:49 pm

Editorial I had the opportunity to see a couple of GLL libraries (run under the public name of “Better”) at close quarters after agreeing to do a (paid – full disclosure here) talk for managers there on the current UK public libraries situation. GLL started off in Greenwich as a leisure company and has since…


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