Working Class Movement Library

A blog from the Working Class Movement Library in Salford

Very chuffed librarian and library assistant to stay at WCML

Posted by wcmlibrary on January 4, 2012

I think that the headline says it all.  Both Tara (our Library Assistant) and I have been offered (and accepted) permanent contracts here at the libary.  And we are both over the moon to use a seriously overused cliche.

This doesn’t mean we are out of the woods as regards our fundraising.  As Dennis, our treasurer says “We recognise it is taking a bit of a risk with our outgoings still exceeding our income, so we’ll still have to dip into our reserves to cover any shortfall, but the Trustees, buoyed by the early success of the [fundraising] appeal, are prepared to take the risk of eventually reaching our target rather than making anyone unemployed when jobs are so hard to come by.”  And who are we to argue with him.

However we do still need to increase our donations to £80,000 per year by 2015 – we are currently at about £50,000 per year – so if you can give anything, or better still commit to give a regular monthly sum, visit our website at to find out more.

But in the meantime I’m still a chuffed librarian and looking forward to putting into place my master plan for the reorganisation of the book stock based on the colours of the rainbow!  You may not know, but the library is in a Victorian building that was formerly a district nurses home, and all the books are shelved in what were the nurses bedrooms.  So … my master plan is to have each room full of books with the same colour covers.  We’ll have a red room, an orange room, a yellow room and I’m particularly looking forward to setting up the indigo room.

Or has this new found job security gone to my head!


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