Network Meeting - December 2023

The next Network Meeting will be:
Tuesday 19th December @ 10:30.

This is an opportunity for you to present topics, learning or issues of interest or concern for members to share, discuss or learn from.

In this meeting, we will be covering:

  • Introductions
  • Feature: James Austin, Great Winter Get Together (Jo Cox Foundation)
  • Network Updates
  • CML Feature: TBC
  • Discussion Groups

If there are any other topics which you would like to be covered, please email

Community Managed Libraries - Coventry Mini-Conference

Wednesday 6th December 2023

Health and Wellbeing in the Digital Age – the vital role played by Community Managed Libraries

A day of discussion bringing together partners from the Community Managed Libraries Network, other voluntary sector and statutory sector organisations to start to build:

A Social Prescriber Pathway – a preferred referral route to utilise Community Managed Libraries for support when patients are looking to manage health conditions, including how to find information online, or access community groups to improve mental health and other conditions;

A Digital Inclusion Toolkit – for Community Managed Libraries as a reference toolkit when supporting customers to use either the library computers or their own devices.

Speakers include:

Chris Neath, Network Manager, Community Libraries Network
Kamal Shah, Chair of Trustees, Community Libraries Network
Julie Rubridge, Trustee and Lucy Winter, Fundraising and Events Manager, Earlsdon Carnegie Community Managed Library
Isobel Hunter MBE, Chief Executive, Libraries Connected
Jacqueline Ewers, Tech Champion for Email Marketing, Digital Culture Network, Arts Council England
Bryony Evans, Recruitment and Activation Manager, Good Things Foundation
The National Academy of Social Prescribing


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