Tag Archives: social justice

Guest post #16 – The future of libraries: a time for new heroes… by Dave Coplin

Today, many of us walk around with more computing power in our pockets than used to sit on our desks just a few short years ago. We are more connected, more engaged and more in control of our lives than … Continue reading

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Guest post #12 – 2022: A tale of two libraries? by Hannah Bailey

Decisions being taken now will have a huge impact on the library service of 2022. Our tale of two libraries exposes the huge dangers that we want councils to be aware of when they make their challenging decisions on library … Continue reading

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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 #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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