Tagged: Libraries Taskforce

An answer to Taskforce critics

Kathy Settle on the work of the Libraries Taskforce. Read more

ACE takes on Libraries Taskforce

Arts Council England (ACE) has taken on the work of the Libraries Taskforce until March 2020, as part of its remit as the development agency... Read more

Government slams CIPFA library data as 'flawed' and 'unusable'

The government-appointed Libraries Taskforce has criticised the body responsible for publishing annual statistics on libraries, saying its "flawed" data reveals the sector to be in... Read more

Settle to step down as Libraries Taskforce chief next month

The chief executive of the government’s Libraries Taskforce, Kathy Settle, is stepping down in March after three years in the role. Read more

Campaigners: Libraries Taskforce is 'major presence' but 'hamstrung'

Ahead of a consultation into the progress of the Libraries Taskforce, campaigners have praised the "hard work" done by the body but have criticised the... Read more

Library desk rentals a 'business opportunity' says Taskforce chief

The chief executive of the Libraries Taskforce, Kathy Settle, has waded into the debate about desk space rentals, saying it is a "business opportunity" for... Read more

Taskforce to research 'sustainability' of volunteer-run libraries

The Libraries Taskforce has pledged to undertake research into community-managed libraries following concerns about their "long-term sustainability". It has also promised to create a new... Read more

Libraries' Ambition report offers £4m fund but 'ignores the real issues'

The long-awaited Ambition report for Public Libraries has been published, urging local authorities to use libraries to deliver other public services such as health, with... Read more

Delay to Libraries Taskforce report 'a disgrace'

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

New libraries minister stresses community action

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

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