ADVISORY (;OUN(;IL MEETING
An a.i~ing of some of the problems confronting the library, and a
lively discussion about advancing its work, took place at a meeting
of the Advisory Council held at Man HOOse on December 11, 1976.
Margaret Kentfield outlined in her report some of ithe activ1i,i,tes
whlich the Ccmmittee had promoted since the Advisory Council Last
met; these have been reported in the Bulildin. She drew attention to
the need for indiividrwl trade unionist members of the Uiibrmil'Y, ami'
affiliated trade union organlisatlions through their journals to give more
puJbliailty to the Library and the activi:tliles directed to trade union
interests. She mentioned, in particular, the discussion conference organised mTIuaillly by the Library in TUC Congress HaLl and the fact that
the Library WliJi provide tutors for its affiliated organisanoas.
The Librarian also stressed that more collections of books are
needed to supplement stocks and extend OUi[ range of tieles. She said
that on the death of older comrades valuable ooldeeeioas are often
thrown away. The Liibrail'Y needs to be' known as arepository for snob
collections, especially thiosle of the Brtirtilsh labour movement; she felt