A collection of references to material which illustrate how libraries support children when they are very young - a vital stage in their learning: preparation for school
Sheila is DCMS’ Head of Libraries Strategy and Delivery. Prior to this she was interim Head of the Libraries Taskforce Team, and remains its policy lead. She authored the Libraries Deliver: Ambition strategy document, and also worked on numerous Taskforce toolkits and guidance documents.
She previously worked at the Government Digital Service where she wrote the Government Digital Strategy and led on digital take-up work.
Before this she was Assistant Director for Customer and Democratic Services at LB Bromley, where she worked closely with libraries to deliver a range of services to local communities.
She is above all else a committed life-long hard-core library user!
A new Taskforce Chair, and a reminder of the current work programme
Sheila Bennett summarises 3 current opportunities for library people to contribute their views to national consultations.
Sheila Bennett writes about transition planning and new people
New government green paper: what it says about libraries, and how library workers can contribute to the consultation
The Taskforce team remembers 2017: highlights, visits, and achievements; and starts to look forward to 2018.
A report of the masterclass held in Beeston library - includes slides of the presentations
Second part of the full report of the recent Taskforce masterclasses. This post looks at the benchmarking framework.
A full report of the recent Taskforce masterclasses. This post looks in detail at the new evidence-based planning toolkit. A post will follow tomorrow on the benchmarking framework.
Sheila Bennett writes about our plans to run 2 events to find out more about the toolkits