Tag Archives: economic deprivation

Guest post #5 – Libraries for learning for life, by John Dolan

In early years a child is joyfully open to accumulate knowledge, skills and habits. Habits nurtured in early years evolve as a way of life. A diverse and sustained learning life lasts into old age, enriching experience and maintaining health, … 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 #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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