Libraries fight for place on election agenda

<p>Tom Holman </p><p>Public libraries need national champions and must lobby politicians hard for improvements--that was the message from key speakers at the Library&amp;Information Show (LiS) in Birmingham last week.</p><p>Andrew Stevens, senior policy advisor at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and in charge of implementing much of the government's 2003 framework for libraries, promised it would deliver "a major transformation" by improving the national as well as local profile of libraries. "The whole of the public library network is much greater than the sum of its p...

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