The latest edition of The Wales Report (26th Feb) included a feature on public libraries in Wales, with contributions from The Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM and Dr Steve Davies, Cardiff University, a member of the expert review panel recently announced by the Minister to review current and future plans by Welsh local authorities to deliver public library services.
The panel will be chaired by Claire Creaser, Director LISU, Loughborough University with Prof Hywel Roberts, a respected authority on libraries in Wales and Peter Gomer, a Policy Officer at the Welsh Local Government Association joining Dr Davies, from Cardiff University who has a particular interest in the management of community libraries. It has been noted that the expert panel does not include a qualified and practising librarian, but many will be reassured by Prof Hywel Roberts involvement.
The panel will be tasked to produce a report by July 2014.
To watch The Wales Report follow the link
CILIP Policy Officer, Wales