A few years ago, public libraries run by volunteers were almost unheard of. But more and more local authorities are turning to the idea. And more and more local people are taking them on as the only way to ‘save’ them.
Speak Up For Libraries (a coalition of organisations and campaigners, including Voices for the Library) wants to hear from anyone with a view about these volunteer-led libraries in the UK, whether they are a volunteer, a library worker or a library user.
Let us know, via SpeakUp4Libraries@gmail.com :
- What works well and what doesn’t?
- What are the challenges and considerations?
- What is the impact on the library service and what do you see as the future?
The information will be used to inform SUFL’s advocacy. A summary of the evidence will be published. All information received will be anonymised unless specific permission has been given to identify the contributor and the names of library or library service.
Please email queries, comments and information to SpeakUp4Libraries@gmail.com
(Originally posted on the Speak Up For Libraries site)