I’ve always felt that the BL readers needed a voice in its running, and didn’t get one. So I was delighted today to discover that a British Library Readers Group was set up in January. This followed the announcement that the government was considering chopping 7% off the £100m budget.
The British Library Readers Group is made up of academics, students, journalists, independent scholars, researchers and writers who are readers at the British Library. We have come together to meet one another and to represent readers to the administration and trustees of the British Library.
Our aim is to seek constructive solutions to issues that have an impact upon our working lives in the library.
Please publicise it in mailing lists. No organisation should be allowed to operate without considering the wishes of those who use it.