Here’s an article from the UK government’s Libraries Taskforce blog, written by the CEO of CILIP, Nick Poole.
public libraries are critical for the creation of productive, healthy communities and a vital delivery channel for local and national government agendas.
Areas covered by the article include digital skills, employment and enterprise, public health, and vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.
In related news, some public libraries in England are finally getting funding for free wi-fi, as part of the Arts Council’s WiFi in Public Libraries in England Fund. This is a priority of the government’s Libraries Taskforce. Click the link below for more information.