Branch libraries in Newcastle, the mutual model in York, and a new library opens in Stafford
The Libraries Taskforce held its fifth meeting on 19 November
Today we’ve published our first six month progress report.
As mentioned in our post on 3rd November, there is a long list of activities on the digital for public library services agenda, and I wont have time to work on them all. I’m therefore really pleased that the Taskforce …
Sharon Kirkpatrick and Sue Wills' blog of 12 October highlighted the importance we place in members of the library workforce influencing the work of the Taskforce. We do this through a number of mechanisms - for example, SCL and CILIP …
Since our previous post on the different libraries we have visited, team members have continued to make the most of every opportunity to visit libraries.
We want to make sure that the Libraries Taskforce take every opportunity to include views from people with a wide range of experience. We were, therefore, very pleased when members of staff from the public library sector were prepared to help.
Members of the taskforce take every opportunity to visit libraries all around the country – it is probably one of the best bits about this job.
The Libraries Taskforce has met 4 times so far this year, the most recent meeting being in the British Library.
Public libraries. What does that conjure up in your mind? Vibrant spaces in the hearts of communities, light airy buildings filled with people? or gloomy old buildings, with a certain musty smell and quiet atmosphere?