We speak up for libraries
IN APRIL 2011 London Freelance Branch passed a motion arguing that libraries are more than mere collection of books: they provide internet access to the public, offer students quiet spaces for their homework and jobseekers a place to pursue employment. Increasingly, they furnish a workplace for freelances.
Of 4612 libraries in the United Kingdom, an estimated 10 per cent have closed in the past two years, or hover under threat of closure. We supported a lobby of Parliament on 13 March: for more see www.speakupforlibraries.org - and to find your Member of Parliament to tell them of your support go to www.theyworkforyou.com