London Library Change Programme

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The funding for the London Cultural Improvement Programme came to an end in 2011.  This website will remain live to ensure that the learning and resources from the programme are still available.  For an overview of the programme visit the LCIP Index.

The London Library Change Programme (LLCP) supported London boroughs to find new models of public library service delivery to help deliver budget savings and improved efficiency.  The aim of the programme was to collaborate to reduce the cost of London’s library services and achieve better value-for-money.  The first two phases of work explored individual service efficiencies and the sharing of back-office functions.  Building on these foundations, Capital Ambition supported the final phase (phase three) of the programme to help boroughs implement new models of collaboration and shared services.

In the final phase of the programme, we focused on providing boroughs with tools and support to help accelerate the work of existing partnerships or to help establish new collaborative projects. 

The LLCP Community of Practice
Information and reports are posted on the Communities of Practice website.

If you haven’t already joined the Community of Practice, you just need to follow these four simple steps:

  • Step 1: go to the Community of Practice by clicking the link above.
  • Step 2: log in (or register if you do not already have an LGA account).
  • Step 3: apply to join the LLCP’s CoP. 
  • Step 4: when you receive your conformation of membership, log in to the site, explore and contribute

Bulletins and briefings from July 2009 onwards are available to download from the related documents below along with the closure report for phases one and two that was submitted to Capital Ambition in April 2011.  This material by the London Cultural Improvement Programme is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Please link to this page when providing attribution and credit the London Cultural Improvement Programme.