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An introduction to Voices for the Library

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This presentation was delivered at a CPD25 event on the impact of the Browne report on academic libraries.

The script for the presentation is available here:

http://www.slideshare.net/iclark/script-for-the-introduction-to-voices-for-the-library-presentation

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An introduction to Voices for the Library

  1. 1. Public libraries fight back!<br />
  2. 2. Voicesfor theLibrary<br />Launched website in September 2010.<br />Founders met on Twitter.<br />Utilise number of social networks.<br />Supported by CILIP, Unison, The Reading Agency.<br />Sponsored by Credo Reference, ExLibris, Encyclopaedia Britannica.<br />
  3. 3. Share positive stories.<br />
  4. 4. Provide factual data.<br />
  5. 5. Connect the media with local campaigners.<br />
  6. 6. Provide a voice for local communities.<br />
  7. 7. Raise awareness of the impact of library cuts.<br />
  8. 8. ...but why?<br />
  9. 9. Over 400 public libraries listed for closure.<br />Lack of a ‘voice’ for library users across the country.<br />Lack of awareness of what modern libraries offer.<br />Growth of misinformation about library usage.<br />An under-appreciation of the value of trained professionals.<br />Lack of media engagement with professionals.<br />
  10. 10. “[Milton Friedman] advised politicians that immediately after a crisis they should push through all the painful policies at once, before people could regain their footing. <br />“He called this method ‘Economic Shock Treatment’. <br />“I call it ‘The Shock Doctrine’.” <br />(Naomi Klein, 2007)<br />
  11. 11. ...and how?<br />
  12. 12. Use a range of social media.<br />
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  14. 14. Closures map.<br />
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  19. 19. Stories about books…<br />
  20. 20. …study…<br />
  21. 21. …literacy…<br />
  22. 22. …technology…<br />
  23. 23. …and community.<br />
  24. 24.  “I turn in my library card on the day of my death.”<br />
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  26. 26. Follow us:<br />Voicesfor the Library<br />@UKPling<br />www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk<br />
  27. 27. Photos on slides 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 17, 18, 21 and 23 taken from <br /> the Voices for the Library Flickr Pool.<br /> Slide 7: Chris Devers http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdevers/4602805654/<br /> Slide 10: My Hourglass http://www.flickr.com/photos/myhourglass/266237893/<br /> Slide 12: KEXINO http://www.flickr.com/photos/kexino/4976941792/<br /> Slide 19: Ozymanhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ozyman/443545349/<br /> Slide 20: 96dpi http://www.flickr.com/photos/96dpi/4119691598/<br /> Slide 22: splorphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/2247117731/<br /> Slide 27: devillahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dsevilla/2122540587/<br />All the above images are used under a Creative Commons licence.<br />

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