Friday, December 30, 2005

The Larne Times reports on the redundancy of Librarian Pamela McAuley. After 40 years of working in public libraries Pam is starting a new career in banking - the loss will be the Library's, and is symptomatic of the way restructuring is used to change the internal culture of libraries as libraries are being transformed into "Ideas Stores" forming part of the leisure and entertainment industry, or "one-stop shops" that provide access to a variety of local and central government services, and tag the library on as an afterthought.