Library Advocacy & Lobbying: Cycling for Libraries (International)

 

Photo: "Cycling for Libraries 2013 " CC-NC-ND by Cycling for Libraries

Photo: “Cycling for Libraries 2013 ” CC-NC-ND by Cycling for Libraries

Cycling for Libraries is an interesting addition to this list as it is equal parts professional development for librarians and advocacy for libraries:

Founded in 2011, the Cycling for libraries is an international cycling conference for librarians and library lovers. It aims to advocate libraries and increase awareness of the valuable services and resources that libraries offer to the community. (About Cycling for Libraries

This combination cycling tour and unconference, allows the participants not only the opportunity to come together and talk about libraries but also to  visit a number of communities and local libraries along the journey. In 2013, their focus was on Public Libraries and they produced a number of resources on their website about the contributions public libraries make to their local communities.

 

 

One comment

  1. Very much looking forward to participating in this year’s tour after my first Cycling for Libraries experience last year! To mention that there are still a handful of places left for this year’s ride. We’ll be setting out from Montpellier on 8 August and reaching Lyon on 14 August (in time for 2014 World Library and Information Congress).

    To mention there is also a crowdfunding site to support a publicity campaign for this project at http://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/cyclo-biblio-cycling-for-libraries for anyone who would like to contribute!

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