July 16, 2013
No confidence in CILIP
Sleepy days in the sun for Perkins -- and the birds are twittering
We hear that "CILIP are to propose a vote of no confidence in Minister, Ed Vaizey, at their annual conference"
Oh Yawn - preserve my paws.
CILIP - soon to be officially re-named SYRUP - is the most ineffectual body of librarians ever known on the planet. If any group of people could have got together to act to save the library service in its current distress, it is CILIP
But have they done anything useful ? You must be joking
Instead of demonstrating their pathetic ineptitude by proposing copy-cat motions (sic) - they should all go and jump in a tub of boiling oil.
Poor Minister - leave him alone , I say - compared to CILIP he should be Pope
Posted by Perkins at July 16, 2013 10:01 AM
"Poor Minister" ? That takes the biscuit.
Posted by: Shirley Burnham at July 16, 2013 11:10 AM
Hi Tim. A plit of a misunderstanding here. It's up to members of CILIP to propose/vote on a motion at the AGM of no confidence in Mr Ed. The organistion itself has no such plans as yet - it depends on the vote of it's members. It's a democratic thing.
Posted by: Ian Anstice at July 16, 2013 12:51 PM
No confidence in Ed Vaizey? No surprise!
Posted by: James Christie at July 16, 2013 8:53 PM
Ian - no - it's a whinge - which is all the (public) library profession seem able to do
Posted by: perkins at July 16, 2013 9:44 PM
Ian makes a valid point but ultimately a no confidence vote will serve no purpose. I'd sooner CILIP, SCL & The British Library teamed up to deliver quiet diplomacy (or lobbying) in a more coordinated way
Posted by: darren smart at July 17, 2013 8:49 AM
Apparently CILIP is now also proposing rebranding itself...
I'd rather chain that lot up to the oars in a Roman Galley and send them out to fight the Ark Royal!
This is worse than reordering the deckchairs on the Titanic. This is like renaming the ship after it's hit the ocean floor.
Guys, get real. No one is listening and nobody cares, and your new name (whatever it may be) isn't going to make one iota of difference to anyone until one of you finds something with which to strengthen your rubber spines and you actually - publicly - complain to a Minister, march on Parliament and/or genuinely do something.
Deeds come first. Names after.
Posted by: James Christie at August 1, 2013 11:38 PM