Library councillors slammed over comments

<p>Yinnon Ezra, head of parks and culture in Hampshire and a new appointee to the board of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, has come under fire from library campaigners, after he reportedly told local press that "the core business of public libraries, mass lending of fiction, is in terminal decline". He added: "Libraries have to re-invent themselves big time or otherwise wither on the vine." The comments were reported in the Hampshire Chronicle.

Desmond Clarke, chairman of the libraries charity Libri and former director of Faber slammed the reported remarks as evidence that it w...

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