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A golden anniversary for Finsbury Library

Local historian Jiff Bayliss gave an interesting talk earlier this month as part of Finsbury Library’s 50th anniversary celebrations.  The talk described how the original public library in our neighbourhood was one of the most pioneering of its kind in the late 20th Century, before the demolition of the Skinners Estate in the 1960s, led … Continue reading A golden anniversary for Finsbury Library

Measuring performance and spotting some trains too…..

The biennial Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services brings together around 200 delegates comprising academics from the field of Information Science alongside  library professionals from different sectors.   This year’s conference was held at the Royal York Hotel in July 2013. The programme promised a great deal of content which seemed timely, topical and relevant … Continue reading Measuring performance and spotting some trains too…..