First off, I'm pleased to announce that the blog has a new contributor: Sarah Barriage. Sarah will be posting news items regularly and will take over completely in the new year as I step down. Welcome, Sarah, and thanks for your efforts!
Second, library workers in Maidenhead, England (just west of London), are expressing concern over plans to extend library hours to Sunday. The workers are members of UNISON and are questioning whether or not those who work on Sundays will be paid over-time, as used to be the case for working on Saturdays. There are also concerns over potential plans to use volunteers to staff the library on Sundays.