English and Literacy teacher.

Volunteer LGBT Youth Worker.

Previously taught in Indonesia.

Currently working in the North West of England.

Interested in: YA fiction, EAL/ESL, raising literacy levels, promoting reading for pleasure, celebrating diversity, inspiring creativity and cups of tea.


Community libraries will make withdrawal of books (or censorship) more common as the staff, unlike librarians, are not bound by professional ethics,” he said. “Furthermore, as the staff are drawn from the community, it is likely that more pressure will be exerted upon staff to withdraw books.​​ Consequently, the issue of censorship and banned books are very strong arguments for a professionally run service. If community libraries are to spread, it is very likely that stories of censorship and withdrawn books will increase

Ian Clark, a library campaigner at Voices for the Library.