UK Libraries: Struggles for the Knowledge Commons
Saturday 27 August 2011, 3pm
Free, no booking required
Leading writers, scholars and artists in dialogue with the Bidoun editorial collective in a series of Saturday seminars.
We have dedicated the final Bidoun Library Seminar to a meeting on libraries. Participants reflect on current struggles around the closures and drastic cuts affecting public libraries in theUK. Join representatives from the Library Campaign, the Feminist Library, New Cross Library, the Goldsmiths Library Occupation and others to discuss and strategise.
On Library cuts and closures in the UK (sourced from voicesforthelibrary.org.uk):
-Over 500 public libraries, including 60 mobile libraries, are currently under threat of closure and the number could increase to 800
–Some councils are suggesting that library services can be run by volunteers and many are under threat of being privatised.
For more information on closures and campaigns, please see:
PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a seminar on Saturday 3 September as previously advertised.