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Library Closures Receive National Attention

The provincial government’s decision to close over half of our public library branches has received criticism, not just within Newfoundland and Labrador, but across the county. 324 more words

Advocacy

Kingston Public Library patron conduct code faces scrutiny

At its March 2016 meeting, the Kingston-Frontenac Library Board passed a revised Code of Conduct for library patrons in this Ontario community. Opposition to the new Code started to grow amid growing concern that the policy was particularly aimed at certain classes of library patrons: the homeless and the poor. 860 more words

Librarianship

List of NL Public Library Branches Closing

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries (NLPL) has released a list of the 54 branches that will be closing. According to CBC, 64 workers are expected to lose their jobs because of the closures. 324 more words

Advocacy

NLLA President & VP Speak to CBC

In an interview today with the St. John’s Morning Show and Here & Now, NLLA President Amanda Tiller-Hackett and Vice-President Krista Godfrey spoke out about the provincial government’s decision to close 54 of our provinces public libraries. 66 more words

Advocacy

The Benefits of Youth Employment

When I was 13, I started my first job at the local grocery store in my hometown. I worked in the store every day after school and on weekends to stock shelves, sweep floors, and ring through customer orders among the myriad of other duties. 285 more words

Public Libraries

Take Action to save our Public Libraries!

Send a message to Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Dale Kirby regarding the recent announcement of the closure of 54 of our public library branches. 116 more words

Advocacy

Reading and Life Post-Retirement

Blogger getting into bad habits again.  Yes, that’s right.  I haven’t posted for a whole ten days.  Bad girl!

I’ve also flunked reading a book:  … 551 more words

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