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Consortia Conference Thursday 3 May in Bath.
The day-long conference aims to equip delegates from local government and public libraries across the UK with the knowledge to set up their own consortium or to implement shared services or shared working on a smaller scale. London Libraries Consortium and LibrariesWest consortium will discuss topics including:
• Consortium governance
• Integrated backroom services
• Online reference services
• Shared bibliographic services
• Shared enquiry services
• Competitive tendering
• Value of consortium membership to individual authorities
£75 includes all refreshments, no VAT to pay. To find out more or to book, visit www.consortiaconference2012.com