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.

My Library By Right

New campaign from CILIP.

"My Library By Right brings people together to campaign for:

  • The public’s rights to libraries to be recognised and respected
  • Public libraries to be treated as the statutory services they are
  • The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to carry out their legal duties under the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act
  • Statutory guidance for local authorities on their duties under the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act from DCMS, with support from CILIP and the library and information profession."

Demonstrate your impact! Enter the 2016 Libraries Change Lives Award

CILIP Libraries Change Lives award -banner with logo

We are seeking entries for the 2016 Libraries Change Lives Award – the highest accolade UK-based library, information or knowledge-based services or initiative can win. We welcome entries from practitioners representing services and initiatives in any sector which can clearly demonstrate the value added to their organisation or community and which reflect innovation, intelligent service design or best practice delivery.

  • Open to ALL SECTORS
  • A chance to win £4000 investment from CILIP
  • National profile for our 3 finalists
  • Opportunity to contribute to a key UK library & information best practice evidence base

Our judges, from the CILIP Community, Diversity and Equality Group, are keen to promote social justice through the use of library, information and knowledge services to empower people and improve their quality of life. They will assess entries based on the following questions:

1. What is the role of the library/information/knowledge service (and any partners if applicable)?
2. Who is your target audience?
3. How do you benefit the organisation and the library or information service?
4. How is the work funded?
5. What are your future plans for this work?
6. How does your work contribute to the equalities agenda?
7. How are you changing lives?

Apply by 30 April 2016.

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