Some things I plan to come back to after the Bank holiday weekend:-
- Hillingdon: how significant is the use of ‘ ‘ around qualified, as in ‘qualified’ librarians?
- Hillingdon: and since when was a library a retail centre?
- Hillingdon: why couldn’t a local coffee shop have been given the opportunity? Why go for the sanctimonious milk peddlers?
- Hillingdon: it’s all about books and frontline issue/return services. Oh and coffee. Are libraries just nice buildings with books and a cafe? Isn’t that what Waterstones was some time ago, and that model isn’t working for them? What about the other roles and value of libraries?
- Librarians: why do so many hate the job they do? Why do so many piss on their own chips? Why so little promotion of the value staff can add?
- Community involvement: how do people like John Pateman suggest this will work? And why do they seem to think that there is a tyranny of librarians which the ‘community’ are too meek to complain about? Come to it, who are the ‘community’?
- Community involvement: does the SACRE model offer a way forward?