Income Generation for Public Libraries: Pilot Programme

Income Generation for Public Libraries: Pilot Programme

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  4th Sep 2014
Locality is pleased to announce that a demonstration programme to prototype and learn from new approaches to income generation will commence this Autumn, funded by Arts Council England, and is now soliciting expressions of Interest from local authorities and social enterprises that are interested in participating. DEADLINE 3rd October.

Locality has developed a Guide for library service commissioners and providers exploring income generation as a means of enhancing public library services. The report provides technical guidance as well as case study examples to help share good practice. It also encourages innovation to support the development and sustainability of libraries into the future.

Locality is pleased to announce that a demonstration programme to prototype and learn from new approaches to income generation will commence this Autumn, funded by Arts Council England, and is now soliciting Expressions of Interest from local authorities and social enterprises that are interested in participating.

Five library service commissioners/providers will be selected In October 2014, and will benefit from expert input to develop and implement their ideas in practical settings over the months ahead. The learning from pilots will be shared integral to the programme's evaluation and new case studies released to complement the Guide.

Locality's Income Generation Guide can be downloaded from here.

To express interest in joining the pilot programme please complete and return the Expression of interest form no later than Friday 3rd October, please contact: [email protected]

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