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Briefing Paper for Libraries Taskforce visit to Swindon

BRIEFING PAPER FOR TASKFORCE VISIT TO SWINDON EXECUTIVE SUMMARY          BACKGROUND          PROPOSED LIBRARY PROVISION          LIBRARIES IN SWINDON’S DEPRIVED AREAS          STATUTORY STATUS, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY          GROWTH OF SWINDON          SWINDON’S DEMOGRAPHICS          COSTS AND BENEFITS          CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS   1.  Background Swindon was one of…

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Don’t be like Ed!

Libraries Minister, Ed Vaizey MP, says that he really cares about libraries, so presumably he also really cares about library workers and library users.  Ed committed to a public debate on libraries with author, Alan Gibbons.We offered to host and…

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Libraries Taskforce delivers

After taking quite some time to get into gear, the Libraries Taskforce is starting to deliver… First… There’s a useful paper outlining the state of the law on public libraries – DCMS decisions, judicial review decisions. It does not, of…

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MY LIBRARY BY RIGHT

Librarians’ association CILIP has launched a really punchy campaign that The Library Campaign is happy to support. It states clearly what we all know – that a quality library service is our right. And it’s the law! It’s good to…

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November 14 – not to be missed!

Here’s your chance to be at the first-ever dialogue between grassroots campaigners and the national Taskforce. Paul Blantern, chair, and Kathy Settle, chief executive, are main speakers (and listeners) at The Speak Up for Libraries conference on 14 November. One…

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Invitation from Ed!

We don’t hear from libraries minister Ed Vaizey very often – but here’s an invitation we think you won’t be able to resist.  He wants to know what we think about culture, and how the government could… er… support it! Among other…

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