Tag Archives: public policy

Guest post #14 – Listening to users, by Abby Barker

When the Voices for the Library were gathering data for our submission to the DCMS Select Committee inquiry into public library closures, we heard a lot about the aspects of library services people value in their local library, what services they … Continue reading

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Guest post #12 – 2022: A tale of two libraries? by Hannah Bailey

Decisions being taken now will have a huge impact on the library service of 2022. Our tale of two libraries exposes the huge dangers that we want councils to be aware of when they make their challenging decisions on library … Continue reading

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Guest post #9 – Library services: Library buildings, by Kate Millin

I will start by looking at how online services will be provided. None of us know how far technology will have moved in 10 years, but it is a certainty that it will be even more embedded into our lives … Continue reading

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Guest post #3 – Focusing on poverty is risky but necessary, Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust

The economic tsunami resulting from the banking crisis will shape social policy for the next decade in the UK. The recession will continue to work its way through our systems and the related cuts to public services will inextricably impact … Continue reading

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Guest post #2 – It’s been a while.., by Antonio Rizzo, Lewisham Library and Information Service

Hi. It’s been a while now, and I thought I should get you up to speed on what has happened around here. It’s 2022, and the kind of library you’d recognise doesn’t really exist anymore, but library services thrive! It’s … Continue reading

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Guest post #1 – Libraries and social justice, by John Vincent, The Network

Social justice needs to be at the core of what the library of 2022 does. By this, John Pateman and I mean that libraries need to: Embrace equality and diversity Focus on a needs-based service and targeting resources towards those … Continue reading

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