Author Archives: Tom Roper

Why you should support the motion of no-confidence: your questions answered

Why should I support the motion? Many mediocre ministers have held the libraries portfolio. Ed Vaizey is no different. Yes, public libraries have rarely been well-served. But no other minister made such a fuss when in opposition, to do so … Continue reading

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Bob Usherwood: our professional duty to support the motion

Bob Usherwood, Professor Emeritus of the Information Department at the University of Sheffield, has written the piece below, which we are delighted to reproduce. Do comment; we welcome other contributions, too, if you would like to write a guest post … Continue reading

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CILIP AGM: register to attend

Details of the CILIP AGM are now available on the website at¬†http://www.cilip.org.uk//cilip/events/cilip-agm-2013. It’s at 11 am on Saturday 21st September at the new Library of Birmingham. You need to register to attend, on the form that’s on that page. Proxy … Continue reading

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No confidence in Ed Vaizey

This blog has been set up to rally support for a motion of no confidence in Ed Vaizey, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries,¬†submitted to the AGM of CILIP, the professional body for librarians. Under … Continue reading

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