News

See below for the latest news on community managed libraries and blogs from the network.

Enterprising Community Libraries - The Story So Far...

Posted by Annemarie Naylor  |  7th Mar 2013
Earlier this week, Locality convened an event for councils and community libraries to reflect on the future of community involvement of the management of library assets and delivery of library services.

Protect and Survive?

Posted by David Alcock  |  18th Feb 2013
Using the tools available to save library facilities

Enterprising community libraries – 5th March - Update

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  1st Feb 2013
We are pleased to reveal what is looking like a fantastic programme for our forthcoming event to explore the future of community libraries.

Community Libraries - Research

Posted by Annemarie Naylor  |  1st Feb 2013
Last week, Arts Council England and the Local Government Association (LGA) published new research into the different ways in which communities are involved in library service delivery and management: Community libraries - Learning from experience: guiding principles for local authorities.

York to Explore First Staff-led Mutual Library Service

Posted by Annemarie Naylor  |  1st Feb 2013
The Cabinet Office will support York City Council employees to explore the establishment of an employee mutual through its Mutual Support Programme.

Enterprising community libraries – a national networking event - 5th March

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  8th Jan 2013
Organised by Locality, this event is a chance to learn about and influence the changing role that communities are playing in the provision of library services. It promises to be the UK’s largest ever gathering of community managed and supported libraries.

Olympic Games - ICT Going Cheap to Charities and Schools

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  21st Nov 2012
Econocom are managing the re-assignment of the Acer ICT fleet from the Olympic Games. This consists of some 12,000 PCs, 2,400 laptops, 1,000 servers and 2,300 touchscreens (ELO 1515L).

November News Round-up

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  21st Nov 2012
A lot has been happening in the world of community libraries in recent weeks so, here's a round up of: • National News • New Community Managed Libraries • News from the Network • Resources and Opportunities.

Re-imagining Libraries: A Book Needs Your Help!

Posted by maurice specht  |  23rd Oct 2012
Maurice and colleagues are seeking input into their forthcoming publication "The Community Lover's Guide to Libraries". Read on to hear their story of local action in Rotterdam, or visit their blog.

Feasibility Funds Available to Support Community Library Projects

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  12th Oct 2012
The Social Investment Business has launched the Community Ownership and Management of Assets (including Right to Bid) grants programme. Grants are available to organisations wanting to take up opportunities under the new Right to Bid or in relation to the pursuit of an asset transfer from a public body.