The 5th Conference on Library and Municipality took place last 1st October. This year’s edition was dedicated to the presentation of good practises on collaboration of public and school libraries.
This Conference aims to highlight and promote the establishment of agreements between public libraries and political authorities on a local basis; this year, the experiences presented involved yet a third party, school libraries. These projects involving three key institutions (political authorities, schools and libraries) have revealed quite fruitful in relation with the costs of implementation, showing that transversal cooperation is one of the ways of tackling the budget cuts our libraries are suffering throughout Europe.
You can check the experiences and presentations at http://www.mecd.gob.es/v-encuentro-bibliotecas-municipio/presentacion.html (in Spanish)