The Spectator : 2nd August
Mutually assured benefits: Francis Maude’s public sector revolution
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/08/mutually-assured-benefits-francis-maudes-public-sector-revolution/

CILIP : 1st August
Speaking volumes about the worth and work of public libraries 
Jenny Peachey is Policy Officer at Carnegie UK Trust 
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/speaking-volumes-about-worth-and-work-public-libraries

CILIP : 1st August
Press Release | Cilip MMIT Group Annual Conf: Sheffield 11-12 Sept
http://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/cilip-mmit-group-annual-conference-sight--sound-in-libraries-sheffield-uk–september/s66/a557567/ 

Sheffield Telegraph : 3rd August
When Sheffield’s thirst for literature meant a pub stop for its mobile library service
No more mobile libraries will be travelling along Fulwood Road, or along any other road in Sheffield, for that matter. The council is withdrawing the service … after 52 years 
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/when-sheffield-s-thirst-for-literature-meant-a-pub-stop-for-its-mobile-library-service-1-6762911

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