Friday, 8 February 2013

A Public Libraries Manifesto for National Libraries Day 2013

Here's my contribution to NLD 2013;

A very basic but fundamental Public Libraries Manifesto!

Public Libraries should always be statutory, publicly funded and publicly managed.

Books, knowledge/information and learning should always be at the core of the service.

At the heart of the service should always be the needs and wants of the local community, they should always be properly consulted and involved.

They should always be run by paid, knowledgeable and properly trained staff who are committed to the public sector ethos.

The service should always have as it's backbone a comprehensive network of local, accessible branch libraries.

Simples!

 

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