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The changing word in libraries

I recently gave evidence to the Select Committee on Library Closures and it has finally produced its report. Many commentators say it’s too little too late. Certainly the budget setting challenge facing local councils is immense. But a recent LGA seminar showed how many are finding new ways of sustaining their public library service. It is clear from the […]

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Capturing the spirit of enterprise- insights from South Africa

UnLtd South Africa www.unltdsouthafrica.org the charity finds and supports social entrepreneurs in South Africa. At the invitation of the Chair, Heather Brandon, I visited their ‘small but mighty team’ in Cape Town with my former colleague Madeleine Gabriel, now Head of Impact Research and Evaluation at UnLtd UK. We ran an evaluation workshop with Trustees, staff and partners and awardees.

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Library Closures – what is a community library?

I gave evidence to the first meeting of the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee on Public Library Closures on Tuesday 6th February. You can find my the oral evidence here. The written evidence is also on the same section of the site. Apart from being asked how to define ‘comprehensive and efficient’, I talked about […]

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