Kathy Settle restarts the Taskforce blog series post-election, reporting on our most recent meeting and outlining what comes next.
Kathy is Chief Executive of the Libraries Taskforce. She was previously Director for Digital Policy and Departmental Engagement at the Government Digital Service where, having developed the Government's Digital Strategy, she worked alongside GDS colleagues and Departmental Digital Leaders to deliver it.
The Taskforce visited Worcester for its recent meeting.
Final reflections from the Taskforce sector forums.
Kathy reports on recent workshops which mapped existing research, identified what else was needed, and started to prioritise next steps. Includes links to surveys where you can share your ideas.
Progress towards a core dataset.
Announcing the 30 winning ideas which will receive funding from the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation fund
A record of the recent Libraries Taskforce meeting, which included a presentation about libraries in Redbridge, how libraries contribute to the prosperity Outcome, and a note about the launch of the BIPC Northamptonshire the following day.
A short roundup of the 4 #LibraryAmbition sector forums held during the last 2 weeks.
Research into community managed libraries, and the creation of a peer support network
Announcing publication of Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021