Disintermediation

No councillors, save as members of an oversight board. No ‘consultants’ (where do they go when efficiency savings come round?) No ‘experts’, unless they’re prepared to put their bodies where their words are.

We could try just the librarians and the visitors, working together. Public libraries could work much better if they were just given the tools and money to do their basic jobs, and left alone to do it.

Radical trust? Where is the trust in librarians? No, we just have to put up with the same tired stereotypes and cliches and accept that the consultants and campaigners of course know so much more than us.

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