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Campaign for Libraries

This local election join our campaign and convince candidates to Think Libraries

Ahead of the local elections in England on 3rd May 2018 we wrote to candidates about the importance of libraries to encourage them to become library champions and remind them why libraries matter.

In his letter to candidates CILIP President Ayub Khan stated, “Public libraries have transformed in recent years to become a true ‘hub’ at the heart of their communities. They offer opening hours to suit local needs, high-quality Internet and WiFi access, business and enterprise support, local information and digital skills along with a huge range of events and activities that add richness to the lives of local residents.”

We encouraged people to join the campaign and convince their local candidates to Think Libraries.

We’ve created a digital postcard with statistics and tips for talking to candidates in your area.
Download the postcard here

Support the campaign using #LibrariesMatter

We have worked with the Local Government Association on their free councillor guide, Delivering local solutions for public library services which we have shared in our letter to candidates.

Download a free copy of Delivering local solutions for public library services here

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CILIP’s campaigns bring librarians and information professionals together to strengthen our voice, increase our influence and make a real difference. The more of us get involved, the greater our impact


David Stewart, Health Information Professional

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