Links

Here you will find some links to websites we think may be useful or at least relevant on library issues. Some of them are also linked elsewhere on this site.

  • Voices for the Library (in a new window) a site set up by librarians to advocate the value of and good things done by libraries. Not affiliated with any of the bodies below.
  • Tim Coates (in a new window) sometimes controversial blog by ex-bookseller and publisher but also library supporter, Tim Coates.
  • CILIP (in a new window) The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals – the professional body for librarians in the UK.
  • DCMS (in a new window) The Department for Culture Media and Sport is reponsible for libraries in England.
  • ACE (in a new window) The Arts Council England – the quango (sorry – non-departmental public body) providing advice to libraries of all types in England
  • CyMAL (in a new window) Museums, libraries and Archives: Wales – the Welsh counterpart of MLA
  • UNISON (in a new window) is the trade union which organises most library staff.
  • LGIU (in a new window) The Local Government Information Unit ‘provides support to councils and champions democracy’. It is funded by local authorities and trade unions
  • Libraryweb (in a new window) a site maintained by a Campaign member with all sorts of interesting library related stuff.