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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…

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…

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…

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…