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Voices of Scottish Librarians

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With Ian MacDougall and Alan Reid

Drawing on research and anecdotes from interviews with library staff working in Scotland during the twentieth century, Voices of Scottish Librarians explores the evolution of the profession and its response to changing times. Ian MacDougall and Alan Reid trace how libraries have developed from the difficulties of the inter-war period and the austerity following the Second World War to become a well-used and important feature of local communities, committed to delivering an expanding range of public services.

As background to their working lives, the interviewees describe their family circumstances, housing, schooling, pastimes, reading and wartime experiences. Ian and Alan discuss the importance of oral history and the work of the Scottish Working People’s History Trust, which has played a pivotal role in recording working people’s lives and publishing their stories.

Ian MacDougall, a long-standing research worker of the Scottish Working People’s History Trust, has played a pivotal role in recording working people’s lives and publishing their stories. He is the author of several works of social history including Bondagers, All Men are Brethren, Voices of Scottish Journalists, Voices from War and Voices from the Hunger Marches.

This event forms part of our Libraries Week: http://www.librariesweek.org.uk

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