Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Wokingham plan to privatise libraries

"Richard Alexander, libraries and information manager, said: "We continually see news concerning library closures in the press and on TV, but it is a different story altogether here in Wokingham.
"We are pleased the council's decision-making executive will consider these proposals next week which would, we believe, help secure the continued future of the community's library service, and enable us to undertake improvements we would otherwise struggle to achieve."

A very strange and worrying statement for a library professional to make! Is this why he went into the profession to oversee the privatisation of his library service?
I was contacted by a reporter from the Reading Chronicle asking if they could use my online comments in an article to be published this week, so there is obviously a lot of interest in the subject?

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