CILIP PMLG  Newsletter – ‘Access’
Including, among others, articles from Annie Mauger, John Dolan and Ian Anstice 

Stoke Sentinel : 20th December
Community volunteers could be drafted in to run libraries as part of a major-shake-up in Staffordshire
Some libraries could be taken over by community volunteers and others could be moved into pubs, post offices or fire stations as part of a major shake-up of the service.  The changes could also see a number of small and under-used libraries across Staffordshire closed down altogether or replaced with mobile vans to save money.

The Echo : 20th December
New era for Southend libraries..but can volunteers make a success of council’s big idea?

Wiltshire Times : 20th December
Army of Wiltshire library volunteers is best in the west
Libraries across Wiltshire have more volunteers than anywhere else in the south-west, according to a new report.

Stamford Mercury : 20th December
Letter: Is council failing in its legal duty?

Bury Times : 19th December
Attempt to stop sculpture centre plan at Bury Library fails

Bristol Post : 20th December
Letter | Libraries are little more than internet cafes

Edinburgh Evening News : 19th December
‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry

Ireland The public library as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural development
A Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 – 2017

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