Dear list member

CONARLS (The Circle of Officers for National and Regional Library Systems)
has been awarded a research grant by the Library and Information Commission
for a project which will deliver a strategic management review of potential
futures for Library Regions in England.

The project will be delivered through a Project Support team which includes
a Project Director, three repesentatives of library regions and an
independent firm of consultants. The Project Director is John Dolan, OBE
Head of Birmingham Library.  The three representatives of library regions
are Robin Yeates (LASER), Michael Long (Information North) amd Alison
Wheeler (EMRLS).

David Haynes Associates were successful in their tender for the consultancy
and will begin work on the project from today. The work will be done by
David Haynes and Noeleen Cookman.

Information regarding CONARLS is available at
including an abridged version of the original project proposal.

David Haynes Associates may be contacted at Signet House, 49-51 Farringdon
Road, LONDON, EC1M 3JP. Tel:  020 7242 4849

More information about the Library and Information Commission may be found

Alison Wheeler
Honorary Secretary CONARLS
c/o County Library
Northgate Street

Tel:  01473 583719  Fax:  01473 583700
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