Earlier this year CILIP announced the launch of the "Working Internationally" project. The two year Arts Council funded project aims to promote relevant, accessible and valuable international collaboration for public libraries in England.
Its objectives are:
- To create a sense of focus, momentum and energy around the opportunities of international working for libraries in England.
- To inspire and equip libraries to deliver successful international projects, and assure them that international collaboration is accessible and valuable, even where budgets are much stretched
- To establish libraries as a vibrant and positive addition to the overall picture of international collaboration and diplomacy.
- To promote the role of UK as an important player in international library and information communities.