Kaufman can help propel libraries to a new future

<p>New executive team would target poor performers.</p><p>A year of unprecedented scrutiny of the public library service is reaching its climax with the DCMS Select Committee inquiry. Library professionals, reader development experts and consultants will parade before the committee and its caustic chairman Gerald Kaufman, giving their views on the future of the library service. The investigation will draw together a myriad of recent library reports and plans, from the renewed Public Library Service Standards to Libri's damning analysis.</p><p>Much of the debate has been fractious, and libra...

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