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Joint use libraries, an international conference

Date: 19 June 2007
Location: The Lowry, Manchester
Duration: 3 days
Cost: £320 (£175 one day rate)

The conference will be held from 19th to 21st June 2007 at The Lowry in
Manchester, UK (

The conference will feature a diverse range of joint use libraries, from small scale joint school-public libraries to large scale mergers involving central libraries, college and university library and examples of other partnership arrangements with health, voluntary, social services etc.

Speakers from England, Scotland, the United States, Canada, Australia,
Scandinavia and elsewhere will be addressing issues including:

  • How to staff and manage a joint use library
  • Designing a joint use library
  • Standards and guidelines
  • ‘One stop shops’
  • Information literacy
  • Large-scale and multiple-partner collaborations
  • Regional variations in joint use libraries

There will be conference dinner on the Wednesday with an after dinner poetry reading by Wendy Cope.

Current information regarding the conference, including costs and accommodation, can be obtained from the website

To download a programme and booking form please visit:

To book a place online please visit:

For further information please contact Sarah McNicol, Evidence Base
T: 01920487672

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