Draft document published today plus a number of ways that people can get involved and share their ideas
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.
Following the whistlestop recruitment process announced in our post on 19 November, I’d like to introduce Darren Smart who joined us on 4 January to work full-time as the latest member of the team of secondees focussing on digital issues. …
I'm very pleased that we have launched a 'beta' version of a new Toolkit today.
The Libraries Taskforce held its fifth meeting on 19 November
Today we’ve published our first six month progress report.
Sharon Kirkpatrick and Sue Wills' blog of 12 October highlighted the importance we place in members of the library workforce influencing the work of the Taskforce. We do this through a number of mechanisms - for example, SCL and CILIP …
The Libraries Taskforce has met 4 times so far this year, the most recent meeting being in the British Library.
Public libraries. What does that conjure up in your mind? Vibrant spaces in the hearts of communities, light airy buildings filled with people? or gloomy old buildings, with a certain musty smell and quiet atmosphere?
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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
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