The Libraries Taskforce needs to get its act together and produce a plan to re-invigorate the library network, says Desmond Clarke.
Former publisher and committed library campaigner Desmond Clarke has died at the age of 72.
In a sector rife with closures and cutbacks, public library usage among adults has declined by almost a third since 2005, according to new government... Read more
Historian Antony Beevor has been knighted in the New Year's Honours list, and former Penguin UK m.d. Helen Fraser has been made a Dame. Beevor's honour... Read more
A total of 67 libraries have closed in Great Britain this year, while library funding has been slashed by £25m, figures from the Chartered Institute... Read more
Authors Val McDermid [pictured], Joanna Trollope and Francesca Simon have criticised the government's Ambition report for Public Libraries as "too little, too late".... Read more
Library campaigners have expressed their intense frustration at the continued non-appearance of the Libraries Taskforce's Ambition report on a national strategy for England's public libraries.... Read more
There has been a "significant decrease" in the proportion of adults who engage with public libraries across all demographic groups for the first time since... Read more
New libraries minister Rob Wilson has said his existing role as minister for civil society "overlaps" with his new libraries brief, both in the aim... Read more
Government minister Ed Vaizey has said "the library service is not in crisis”, whilst criticising the library closure figures claimed by campaigners and the BBC.... Read more