Archive for February, 2011|Monthly archive page
All in .pdf format, with CC images. Please feel free to print, guillotine and distribute!
- Girl in the Moon’s excellent handout about the cuts (A4, text and image)
- Tremendous ‘Borrow a book’ poster (A4)
- ‘Libraries change lives’ flyer (A5 – 2 to a page)
- ‘When in doubt’ flyer (A6 – 4 to a page)
- ‘Use libraries and learn stuff’ flyer (A6 – 4 to a page)
- Arbury Court Read-In flyer (A5 – 2 to a page)
Some context for the Save Our Libraries flashmob …
- This Guardian article gives some useful background. There’s also a very funky ‘Find your nearest protest‘ map!
- You can keep an eye on which UK libraries are under threat, and see a list of cuts by local authority, at Public Libraries News.
- Voices for the Library has a great post about read-ins, where they’re happening and how to set one up.
- In local terms, here’s what Cambridgeshire County Council has to say in its latest press release, but I’d also recommend reading the release from August 2010, which has a little more meat in it.
Best of all, here’s a great piece of writing by Girl in the Moon that we’ll be distributing on Saturday.
Librarians being the zany, creative people they are, there’s no shortage of great advocacy resources already available. I’ve been inspired by, and borrowed from, the following sources today …
- WalkYouHome’s round-up of library advocacy posters (image above shamelessly pinched …)
- John Kirriemuir’s perennially brilliant Use Libraries and Learn Stuff image;
- and, of course, Phil Bradley’s wartime images poster set.
Thank you all, not just for the images but for inspiration and encouragement.
Edit: For more flashmob action, there’s a read-in at Arbury Court Library from 2-3pm.
19 hours ago on Facebook, I set the following as my status:
and started a 21-comment-long thread of great ideas and enthuasiasm.
6 hours ago on Facebook, I created a group called “Save Our Libraries flashmob” and contacted the police, the library, the council and the shopping centre that houses the library …
… what’s it going to be like in 42 hours’ time? Come along and find out : )