Regular readers of my posts will realise that I am a huge fan of libraries available for use by the public. If it were not for such places, how else would I have known that the SWP have a history of involvement in genocide denial?
This Saturday, February 5, will be Save Our Libraries Day. This is supported by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CLIP). This organisation suggest the following activities:
Get involved using our ‘sliding scale of spare time’
Got 2 minutes?
Visit your library website to download an ebook or use online reference resources.
15 – 30 minutes?
Pop down your local library on the 5th. Borrow as many books as you can. While you are there read a newspaper, go online and find out what’s happening in your local community.
The Public Libraries News blog have highlighted a number of libraries suffering cuts or threats of closure. They also link to other sites that detail activities that will be occurring in support of this campaign, one that I would be delighted to see many people back.