Book now for 22 November in London. SUFL is the unique national conference that brings together local campaigners, union members, library users and library workers.

As always, it’s a rare chance to talk directly to the people who make the decisions at national level.

This year, SUFL are structuring the event to make sure delegates can network and discuss their ideas, then have a general feedback session, before engaging directly with the speakers.

SUFL 2014’s line-up puts the spotlight on the major issues that make this a crunch year for public libraries – next year’s general election, and the two major inquiries (on England and Wales) due to report soon.

It is vital that decision makers understand the real effects of their policies at local level. This is your chance to tell them!

Cost: just £20 for a full day with lunch and refreshments (£25 after 24 October). Open to all. (TLC will consider paying travel expenses for paid-up TLC members who have a long way to travel).


Helen Goodman MP (Labour shadow minister) 

Justin Tomlinson MP (Conservative)

LibDem spokesperson TBA 

Sue Charteris, panel member of the Sieghart Review in England

Claire Creaser, chair of the Welsh Review of the Public Library Service

Ian Anstice, Editor, Public Libraries News
Barbara Band, CILIP President
Alan Gibbons, author and library campaigner


Book a place online or telephone 020 8651 9552


Full details and updates can be found at

The hashtag  is #SUFLconf14

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SUFL is a coalition of organisations and campaigners working to protect libraries and library staff:

Elizabeth Ash – library campaigner;

Campaign for the Book – established by author and educational consultant, Alan Gibbons;

Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) – the leading professional body

The Library Campaign – the national charity supporting friends and users of libraries;

UNISON – the biggest union in the UK for library and culture services;

Voices for the Library – campaigning organisation, sharing positive stories about public libraries and librarians, and providing factual information about library usage in the UK.

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