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State Library of NSW staff angered by acquisition of Jacinta Price portrait by controversial cartoonist
Staff reportedly complained to state librarian John Vallance about the $20,000 painting by the Australian’s Johannes Leak, which can only be viewed by appointment

Kelly Burke

27, Mar, 2023 @2:46 AM

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Poor reception for emergency phone alerts | Brief letters
Brief letters: Early warning system | Shovelling trouble | Library slogan | The other Boris Johnson | Why politicians are like babies

20, Mar, 2023 @5:07 PM

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Hilary Embling obituary
Other lives: Teacher, librarian and dedicated activist in protests against the Vietnam war and nuclear weapons

Will Embliss

15, Mar, 2023 @10:35 PM

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Spending on British libraries falls 17% as in-person visits soar
Official figures show £9,982 was spent per 1,000 people on libraries by central and local government in England, Scotland and Wales last year, down from £11,970 the year before

Sarah Shaffi

02, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Cost-of-living crisis: one in five parents spend less on books for their children
Survey of more than 3,000 parents across Great Britain found 40% are struggling financially, with parents increasingly relying on school libraries

Sarah Shaffi

27, Feb, 2023 @12:02 PM

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Julia Donaldson ends James Patterson’s reign as UK libraries’ most borrowed author
Data shows that Patterson’s 14-year run as readers’ overall favourite has given way to the Gruffalo author

Sarah Shaffi

22, Feb, 2023 @1:00 PM

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The secret of happy home working? A good local pub | Letters
Letters: A pint and a laugh | Sir Harry Lauder | Lord Rockingham’s XI | Pitney v Pitney | Turkey and Grenfell | British Library

14, Feb, 2023 @5:06 PM

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The British Library doesn’t need £500m – but local libraries do | Letters
Letter: Kathryn Davidson says the money earmarked for an extension and foyer could instead be used to rebuild a battered and undervalued library network

10, Feb, 2023 @6:39 PM

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Christopher Ligota obituary
Other lives: Academic and librarian at the Warburg Institute, University of London, who made a substantial contribution to the field of historiography

Gabriele Fyjis-Walker

10, Feb, 2023 @10:40 AM

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Ron DeSantis’ academic restrictions show he hopes to change history by censoring it | Francine Prose
Florida’s Stop Woke Act and ban on African American studies will only deprive students of the right to think and learn

Francine Prose

09, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Green light given for huge British Library extension
Community-focused £500m scheme will build new galleries, a learning centre, green spaces and a home for the Alan Turing Institute of data science

Sarah Shaffi

03, Feb, 2023 @2:56 PM

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Why US libraries are on the frontlines of the homelessness crisis
Homeless people are relying on public libraries as a safe haven to stay warm and avoid harassment from law enforcement, advocates say

MacKenzie Ryan

24, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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