Home Annemarie Naylor
Common Futures, [email protected]
Organisation Type: Support / infrastructure organisation
Website: Common Libraries
About Me: Annemarie is a Director at Common Futures, and an Associate Director (Community Assets) with Locality. After joining the Development Trusts Association in 2008, Annemarie established the Asset Transfer Unit (ATU) and assumed responsibility for broad-ranging national programmes intended to promote and enable the transfer of publicly owned land and buildings to communities for social benefit - including, the Advancing Assets for Communities and Community Assets Programmes funded by DCLG and the Big Lottery Fund respectively. Following a merger between the DTA and bassac, she assumed an oversight role in relation to Locality's community assets work to support the roll-out of its My Community Rights advice/support service. She also established a national network for community libraries, undertook primary research concerned with community involvement in library service delivery for Arts Council England and, more recently, has overseen Locality's Enabling Enterprise and Income Generation in public libraries activity. Common Futures is working with The Creative Coop to implement a UK-wide action-learning programme sponsored by DCLG involving civic engineers, community broadband pioneers and digital service developers within the social enterprise sector. It is also pioneering the Common Libraries initiative and supporting local authorities and community-led libraries to establish library-hack-makerspaces to provide a test-bed for those involved in library service transformation.