Thursday, 31 March 2016
Public libraries in the news
This week, public libraries have been in the news and I have been reading the news with interest. Many of us working in Information Resources have come from a "traditional" library background and of course we are all passionate supporters of all that libraries have to offer, whether academic or public. This BBC News article discusses the challenges faced by libraries and also therefore librarians, and the Conversation have published this thought provoking article by our University of Sheffield colleague, Lecturer in Librarianship, Dr Briony Birdi who argues for the importance and continued support for public libraries, something I am sure we are all in favour of.