March 2014: Joining the Sieghart inquiry panel

Presentations – thinking about libraries

I am really pleased to be a member of William Sieghart’s independent inquiry  panel into public libraries:

William Sieghart to chair panel to produce independent report on England’s public library service

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Communities and Local Government has jointly commissioned William Sieghart to produce an independent report considering the current structure and role of public libraries, including community libraries, in England as well as identifying any opportunities for future delivery.

William is supported by an Advisory Panel. Interested parties are invited to submit evidence to help inform their considerations, on the following areas:

1.     What are the core principles of a public library service into the future?
2.     Is the current delivery of the public library service the most comprehensive and efficient?
3.     What is the role of community libraries in the delivery of a library offer?

To submit evidence to the Panel, email before 5pm on Friday 21 March 2014. Alternatively, written submissions can be sent to:

Library Secretariat
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
4th Floor
100 Parliament Street

See further information under presentations.

I have been contributing to discussions over the past year – and a summary of earlier discussions are available here:

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