[Vwoolf] Closure of The Women's Library

Maggie Humm M.Humm at uel.ac.uk
Sat Sep 22 05:39:28 EDT 2012

Dear Alice
Just for information if helpful. The campaign  to save the Women's Library
has been ongoing for some time.
Below is the latest information which adds some useful background and links
about the current position.
From: Beth Mercer <b.mercer at londonmet.ac.uk <mailto:b.mercer at londonmet.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 3:37 PM
Subject: The Women's Library Update
To: administrator at fwsa.org.uk <mailto:administrator at fwsa.org.uk> 

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please see the following message, forwarded from Paul Bowler, Deputy Chief

Yours Sincerely,

Beth Mercer
Head of The Women's Library
b.mercer at londonmet.ac.uk <mailto:b.mercer at londonmet.ac.uk> 
0207 320 1062

An update: The Women's Library

In March London Metropolitan University governors decided to seek a new home
for The Women's Library, as part of our efforts to make significant cost
savings. Since then the University has received a great deal of interest,
which has resulted in five organisations currently preparing bids to acquire
the collections. The bidders are:

Senate House, University of London
Manchester City Council
London School of Economics
Warwick University
University of York

All organisations bidding to be the new custodian have received copies of the
Selection Criteria, which were drawn from suggestions from our stakeholders.
For a copy of the criteria please visit our website or email
moreinfo at thewomenslibrary.ac.uk <mailto:moreinfo at thewomenslibrary.ac.uk>  to
request a copy.

I am optimistic that The Women's Library has a bright future and I will write
to you soon with what I hope will be very good news

The five organisations have until 24 August 2012 to write a bid for The
Women's Library. On 27 September 2012 the Board of Governors will be asked to
approve a recommendation from the Selection Panel, after which I will be
writing to you again to confirm who will be the Library's new custodian. In
the meantime, if you have any further questions about this process or any
items you have donated to the collection, please contact Beth Mercer, Head of
The Women's Library on b.mercer at londonmet.ac.uk
<mailto:b.mercer at londonmet.ac.uk> . 

Paul Bowler
Deputy Chief Executive

Companies Act 2006 : http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/companyinfo


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