Monthly Archives: March 2012

Guest post #4 – Creating curiosity for young and old alike, by Richard Veevers, Library Camp

I’ve worked with scores of people in our library who’ve never used a computer. Whilst the majority are retired, we see an encouraging number of younger folk. Scared or brave enough, they ask for help. Some we’ll see once, some … Continue reading

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Guest post #3 – Focusing on poverty is risky but necessary, Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust

The economic tsunami resulting from the banking crisis will shape social policy for the next decade in the UK. The recession will continue to work its way through our systems and the related cuts to public services will inextricably impact … Continue reading

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Guest post #2 – It’s been a while.., by Antonio Rizzo, Lewisham Library and Information Service

Hi. It’s been a while now, and I thought I should get you up to speed on what has happened around here. It’s 2022, and the kind of library you’d recognise doesn’t really exist anymore, but library services thrive! It’s … Continue reading

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Guest post #1 – Libraries and social justice, by John Vincent, The Network

Social justice needs to be at the core of what the library of 2022 does. By this, John Pateman and I mean that libraries need to: Embrace equality and diversity Focus on a needs-based service and targeting resources towards those … Continue reading

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Join the libraries conversation

On this blog are a series of guest-written articles intended to invite your comments, conversation and debate to inform Envisioning the library of the future. This is part of a larger Arts Council programme of research and consultation that will … Continue reading

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