Speak Up For Libraries conference in November

Speak Up For Libraries conference in November

Speak Up For Libraries will hold its second-ever conference in November, bringing together a range of library groups.

The coalition of library groups, including Campaign for the Book; CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals); the Library Campaign; UNISON; and Voices for the Library will meet on 23rd November to debate key issues such as library closures and the use of volunteers, and coordinate anti-cuts campaigns.

Last year's Speak Up For Libraries event saw more than 100 library staff, users and campaigners gathering in central London, promoting ideas such as orchestrating a national legal case against libraries minister Ed Vaizey.

Speakers included authors Alan Gibbons, Bali Rai and Philip Ardagh, as well as CILIP president Phil Bradley.

More high profile speakers are promised for this year's Speak Up for Libraries, which will take place at the CILIP offices on Ridgmount Street.