Tagged: Leadership for Libraries

The public side of public libraries

Public libraries are as the name suggests, a public service, but the public has little real say in how the service is delivered. However, the... Read more

Hearts and crimes

The library service is falling into its own dystopian tale. The story fits all the tropes: a bleak landscape of buildings far from their former... Read more

Blantern promises library data improvement

The chair of the Leadership for Libraries task force has promised to look into how better data can be provided on library numbers and usage,... Read more

Librarians dispute children's attendance 'fall'

Two library associations – the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and the Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians (ASCEL) - have taken issue with... Read more

Wi-fi for all libraries by March 2016

The Leadership for Libraries task force has given its backing to the creation of national guidelines for libraries in England, and is planning to roll... Read more

Settle appointed c.e.o. of libraries task force

Kathy Settle has been announced as chief executive of the Leadership for Libraries task force. Settle is currently director for digital policy and departmental engagement... Read more

Sieghart reveals task force digital ambitions

The Leadership for Libraries task force is backed by £250,000 funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, will look for more funding from... Read more

All libraries in England to get wi-fi funding

The government will provide funding to give wi-fi access to all public libraries across England, chanceller George Osborne revealed yesterday (18th March) is his pre-election... Read more

Library task force starts work

A new task force for libraries, which met for the first time last week, will focus its attention on sharing best practice between councils, promoting... Read more

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