Welcome to The Network

The Network supports libraries, museums, archives, galleries and other cultural and heritage organisations (as well as individuals) who are working to tackle social exclusion and towards social justice.

CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award 2017 - winner & finalists

The winner of the CILIP LCLA for 2017 is HMP Norwich library. Congratulations!

The details of the 2017 finalists, and their films, are also available.

Blogs you might be interested in

  • DCN - Disability Co-operative Network for Museums - "We are working with national charities, organisations, people with disabilities, academics, groups, disability networks in other sectors, curators and managers to promote and embed inclusive practice in the heritage and cultural sector."
  • Leon's Library Blog - the blog is up-and-running again!
  • LGBT people and the UK cultural sector - this blog builds on the content of the book, LGBT people and the UK cultural sector, and aims to add new developments and missing stories of LGBTQ people in the cultural sector.
  • Museums and Autism - "A blog about how museums can improve support for autistic spectrum visitors, with practical advice and examples from museums and autistic people"
  • Race Matters, the Runnymede Trust blog
  • Speak Out London – Diversity City the LGBTQ Oral History project based at London Metropolitan Archives
  • SpeakUP - blog "run by IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression, for exploring how the work of libraries is shaped by, and can promote, human rights around the world"
  • Travelling Librarian 2015 - a blog of Frances Tout's study tour of community engagement projects in US public libraries
  • ViMLoC - Visible Minority Librarians of Canada Network

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