Speak Up For Libraries Conference

6 Jan

Following on from the success of the Parliamentary lobby day in March 2012, Speak Up For Libraries held a successful conference in central London on 10 November 2012 to champion public library services and library staff. Members of Rosehill Readers attended the conference. The day-long event pulled together library campaigners and supporters from across the UK and gave them the opportunity to build on their existing campaigning skills and tactics, share ideas and strategies, and focus on a way forward to make their local campaign as effective as possible, with the goal of ensuring library services are supported and protected, now and in the future.

The SUFL Resources web page gives access to all sorts of information about workshops on the day, and the ongoing campaign for public libraries. Watch the video below: it is significant that author and campaigner Alan Gibbons acknowledges that, while wholesale closures and cuts seem to have been fought off by those who love their library services, there is an ongoing ‘hollowing-out’ to diminish costs and service to the public which Rosehill Readers has been highlighting for many months in Suffolk.

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