Closing date for library conference

Today (31st October) is the closing date for booking a place at the Speak Up for Libraries event on 10th November.

The London-based conference will be held by a coalition of campaigners dedicated to protecting libraries and library staff. After lobbying Parliament in May, the conference will be the first large event staged by the group, and is open to all interested in the future of library resources in the UK.

There will be a series of workshops and talks throughout the day, with an introductory talk from Phil Bradley, the president of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and a “state of the nation” address from library campaigner Alan Gibbons. Guest speakers include authors Philip Ardagh and Bali Rai.

Lunch and refreshments are included at the event which runs from 10am to 4.30pm at the CILIP offices in central London, and the cost of the day is £20.

To book a place, visit http://www.speakupforlibraries.org/conference.asp.