Written by Lee Richards, Senior Research Manager, SERIO, who was commissioned to conduct a national research project to understand more about how community managed libraries operate.
Lee is a Senior Research manager at SERIO, an applied research unit at the University of Plymouth. He has extensive experience of providing guidance and intelligence to policy makers and other public and private sector clients, and has led a large breadth of external contracts ranging from market insight research papers through to large scale European funded projects.
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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