Libraries News Round-up: 2 May

The Bookseller: 27 April
SoA calls on next government to offer ‘more than just words’ to support authors
Includes, ‘On behalf of libraries, the next regime should also renew its support of them at national level – “to ensure a truly comprehensive and efficient public library service, to maintain PLR payments, and to follow through on the commitment to ensure all creators are fairly remunerated for library e-book loans” – and, for bookshops, it asked for “appropriate rate and tax concessions”.’

The Guardian: 2 May
Major report on libraries’ future slammed as over-optimistic 
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/02/major-report-on-libraries-future-slammed-as-over-optimistic

Local Gov: 2 May
The changing face of parish councils
Swindon Libraries mentioned…
https://www.localgov.co.uk/The-changing-face-of-parish-councils/42993

Rossendale Free Press: 2 May
Lancashire | Parties make play for your vote at LCC elections
Conservative group leader Coun Geoff Driver has pledged to reopen libraries closed by the Labour administration, and support new community-run libraries with ‘financial and professional advice’.
http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/news/parties-make-play-your-vote-12948473

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