Tagged: Paul Blantern

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

Twenty-one libraries at risk in Northamptonshire

Twenty-one libraries in Northamptonshire are at risk of becoming community managed as part of new proposals to make £10m worth of cuts. 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

Libraries Taskforce needs to act, campaigners say

Campaigners have called for more action and less consultation concerning the threatened public library service following the publication of the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce’s latest... Read more

Campaigners must be 'realistic' about future of libraries

Libraries and campaigners have to be "realistic" about what future libraries can offer as funding cuts mean the Libraries Taskforce was "having to make some... 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

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

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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