A full report of the recent Taskforce masterclasses. This post looks in detail at the new evidence-based planning toolkit. A post will follow tomorrow on the benchmarking framework.
Sheila is DCMS’ Head of Libraries Strategy and Delivery. Prior to this she was interim Head of the Libraries Taskforce Team, and remains its policy lead. She authored the Libraries Deliver: Ambition strategy document, and also worked on numerous Taskforce toolkits and guidance documents.
She previously worked at the Government Digital Service where she wrote the Government Digital Strategy and led on digital take-up work.
Before this she was Assistant Director for Customer and Democratic Services at LB Bromley, where she worked closely with libraries to deliver a range of services to local communities.
She is above all else a committed life-long hard-core library user!
Sheila Bennett writes about our plans to run 2 events to find out more about the toolkits
A response from the Taskforce to the SERIO research
Sheila reports on the recent income generation masterclasses. This post contains details from all presentations and discussions, and includes lots of links to additional material.
A joint post from Sheila Bennett and Jonathan Lindley following the recent masterclasses
Two events planned for May - registration open
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
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