CILIP have snagged Bobby Seagull (formerly of University Challenge) to front their National Libraries Week campaign and he has devised a manifesto of stuff that he thinks are necessary for libraries of different types to succeed and /or survive. You can find the manifesto on the Libraries Deliver website mentioned in more detail below.

The manifesto has been presented to Parliament (October 15), with a call for “long-term sustainable funding for libraries” –  alongside an important new report titled Public Libraries: The Case for Support. It does what it says on the tin, pulling together the evidence on public libraries’ vital role in:

• Place-shaping and inclusive economic growth
• Education, informal learning and skills
• Health, wellbeing and social care
• Digital skills and getting online
• Enterprise and business support
• Poverty prevention, social mobility and social isolation.

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Library News Round-up: 27th December 2014

Grimsby Telegraph : 27th DecemberN.E. Lincs | Closing chapter for Laceby Library stalwarts http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Closing-chapter-Laceby-Library-stalwarts/story-25771681-detail/story.html Melton Times : 27th DecemberLeicestershire | Council seeks community groups and volunteers to run libraries in Bottesford and East Goscote http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/community/community-news/council-seeks-community-groups-and-volunteers-to-run-libraries-in-bottesford-and-east-goscote-1-6491593…

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