Library News Round-up: 23 August 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 23rd August
Celebrity endorsements won’t solve illiteracy 
Morgan’s plans are problematic, and smack of government tendencies to hastily paper over serious cracks in educational issues. By laying blame for children’s illiteracy upon teachers, schools and parents for taking an active interest in their child’s development, Morgan deliberately detracts from the real issues at hand – the closure of local libraries, the failure to fund school libraries with well funded resources and full-time staff, …
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/celebrity-endorsements-wont-solve-illiteracy-10468259.html

Public Libraries News : 23rd August
Editorial Just £100k, volunteers and some curious stock policies
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/08/just-100k-volunteers-and-some-curious-stock-policies.html

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