May 19, 2022

UK Libraries Minister Vaizey “Keen On National Library Framework”

From The Bookseller:

Libraries minister Ed Vaizey* has said he is “keen” on the idea of creating a national libraries framework, and urged senior librarians to contribute to discussions on how it can be achieved.

The framework could set out guidelines on how public libraries are structured and what they offer.

Referring to the Leadership for Libraries task force, set up following the Sieghart Report into the library service, Vaizey said In a speech at today’s (4th June) Society of Chief Librarians annual conference: “The task force has discussed the value of having a national library strategy or framework in the future, as England does not currently have one; I am keen on the idea of a framework. However I really value your views on whether there is a genuine appetite for this and what it should look like.”

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See Also: On a Related Note… National Strategy For Public Libraries in Scotland Published Today (June 2, 2015)

* Ed Vaizey’s Full Title is HM Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries.

See Also: Society of Chief Librarians Begins Work on a Unified Digital Platform [with Bibliocommons] For All UK Public Libraries (February 2015)

See Also: Policy Paper: 2010 to 2015 government policy: library services (May 2015)

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