As the Crime Writers’ Association Libraries Champion in Scotland, I often find myself reminding people that libraries are about so much more than books. And one of the most important elements of the librarian’s role is education.
Which is why I read with interest that CILIP, the UK professional association for librarians and information professionals, has responded to the final report of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry on Fake news and Disinformation by calling on the Government to recognise the vital role of librarians and information professionals in protecting the public from online harms.
I could not agree more – and perhaps politicians across the UK should consider the point when ploughing ahead with their short-sighted plans to close libraries.
You can read full details of the CILIP submission at
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