On 22 October 2011 the Library Campaign in association with Voices for the Library will be hosting a conference for library user groups. It will be a chance for users to compare notes, find out more about the issues confronting them and produce some proposals for future action both locally and nationally.
Philip Pullman has agreed to speak and there will also be contributions from some of the campaigns that are making news.
There will be also be lots of opportunities to network and to discuss the issues in small groups.
Some of the proposed discussion topic include
- working with volunteers
- outsourcing, privatisation, trusts etc
- legal challenges
- using the press
- using social media (Facebook. Twitter etc.)
The conference will be on Saturday 22 October at the University of London Union on Malet Street, London , WC1. Travel details here
There will be a registration fee of £15 which will cover the whole day including lunch. The Library Campaign will pay reasonable travel expense for representatives of local groups who need assistance with fares.