New Briefing Document: “Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK”
The House of Lords Library (UK Parliament) has published a new research briefing (20 pages; PDF) titled, “Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK.”
The briefing provides background for an upcoming debate (October 13th) in the House of Lords on, “the cultural, civil and educational significance of local libraries and independent bookshops in the United Kingdom.”
From the Introduction:
This Library briefing presents some of the arguments made in support of local libraries and independent bookshops. It provides background about the history of public libraries, legislation governing its provision and statistics on public libraries and independent bookshops. It concludes by highlighting some recent developments in these areas.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.