Farewell post and reflections from Kathy Settle, who led the Libraries Taskforce for 3 years - from its start in 2015
Kathy was Chief Executive of the Libraries Taskforce from its establishment in 2015, until she left in March 2018.
She was previously Director for Digital Policy and Departmental Engagement at the Government Digital Service where, having developed the Government's Digital Strategy, she worked alongside GDS colleagues and Departmental Digital Leaders to deliver it.
The Taskforce team remembers 2017: highlights, visits, and achievements; and starts to look forward to 2018.
As we approach the first anniversary of publication of our strategy, we'd like your views on what we've been doing. This short post links to a survey.
Kathy Settle restarts the Taskforce blog series post-election, reporting on our most recent meeting and outlining what comes next.
The Taskforce visited Worcester for its recent meeting.
Final reflections from the Taskforce sector forums.
Kathy reports on recent workshops which mapped existing research, identified what else was needed, and started to prioritise next steps. Includes links to surveys where you can share your ideas.
Progress towards a core dataset.
Announcing the 30 winning ideas which will receive funding from the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation fund
A record of the recent Libraries Taskforce meeting, which included a presentation about libraries in Redbridge, how libraries contribute to the prosperity Outcome, and a note about the launch of the BIPC Northamptonshire the following day.
Related content and links
About this blog
The DCMS Libraries team supports ministers, as they oversee and promote the improvement of local government's provision of public library services in England. It is also responsible for other library policy such as DCMS sponsorship of the British Library and Public Lending Right Scheme. On this blog, members of the team talk about their work. Find out more