Library cuts lend nothing

By Sue McKerracher* Try closing a public library and you’ll have the local community take to the streets in support of this highly valued community service. Just because a government department library is less visible, doesn’t mean it is any less valued by the people who use it, but when the fiscal situation is tight, […]

Library iPads sent home

By Paul Hemsley Disabled and homebound library clients will be able to use Apple iPads through an Adelaide City Council scheme to improve access to library resources. Following a two month trial of the service in 2011, the council has begun the Homebound iPad Buddy Program where each client will be paired with an ‘iPad […]

Library funding slash ignites council protest

By Paul Hemsley The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) said the State Government had initially not revealed the funding cuts until after council budgets were set. MAV President Bill McArthur said the MAV has urged councils not to sign the State’s funding agreement, as acceptance of the cut could mean a loss of at least $5.7 […]


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