The Network supports libraries, museums, archives, galleries and other cultural and heritage organisations (as well as individuals) who are working to tackle social exclusion and towards social justice.

Libraries and Sanctuary

Published by Facet in Nov 2022, "Libraries and Sanctuary draws on John Vincent's decades of work in libraries and social exclusion to provide this guide for anyone seeking to create an inclusive and welcoming library community for new arrivals." Further details on the Facet Publishing website.
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New blogpost from Facet Publishing, in which “John Vincent shares the importance of libraries in these trying times and how they can...

Written by Barbara Band, this new “Key Issues” booklet (no.10 in the series) looks at the importance of diversity and inclusion: “A...

Here are some starters: Find out what is happening locally/regionally, and how you and your library service might help. Is...

New guidance from Book 28: “In our work with public libraries, we have found many who would like to make...

This new report from The Reading Agency and Libraries Connected: “[…] offers examples of the current library services available to...

The recording of the webinar (which took place in Nov 2021), plus links to a range of resources, is available...

“SEND in Museums provides clear guidance for museum, heritage or other arts and cultural professionals, on supporting the inclusion of...

“This webinar introduces the Libraries of Sanctuary toolkit and explore good practice from libraries who have achieved Libraries of Sanctuary...

This pack, written by John Vincent, was originally published in May 2020 – we have now produced a revised edition (Oct...

The Museums Association Supporting Decolonisation in Museums guidance “aims to empower more people to take action and lead change as...

What was formerly the “Six Steps Promise” has now been re-focused as the “Vision and Print Impaired People’s Promise”, and...

Glossary (updated Apr 2020) produced by It Gets Better Project: “Ever find yourself at a loss for the right words...