I am still as shocked as I was the day I received the news that the Library is out of action.
I am still wondering how a pioneering institute for the development of Conductive Education and the training of conductors could even consider functioning without its living library.
I miss it almost every day. Each time I write something for my blog I wonder what Gill could have found for me on my current subject in the Library. Even for my May Day blog, I'll bet there is something tucked away on a shelf on this subject too.
But unfortunately with no librarian there is no mediated access to the material there. Thanks to Gill with her continuing Library Blog, we are kept up to date with a few new developments around the world and, as she promised, she has access to an awful lot that she has stored in her head.
I also speak about the Library with friends and colleagues. They ask me what is happening, they inquire whether we are any nearer to saving it. They ask how the Petition is progressing.
Recently I was pleased to see the link on Andrew Sutton’s blog to his other site. Now I can refer my friends to that and once there they can at least read the comments on view.
I hope others have spotted this site now and checked across to it.
Anyone has not signed the Petition yet will find it interesting to read the comments already made. Then add your own voice.
A comment of my own
The longer the Library remains inaccessible the more I believe that here is another Conductive Education organisation run by people not interested in looking further than their own doorstep, not looking at the future of Conductive Education as a whole. Not considering how it changes and how these changes will affect the development in different countries over the coming years.
If only they were they could realise the importance of that Library in this process.
I would really like to be contradicted on this.
I would like to hear everybody’s voices, but particularly the voices of people running organisations, anywhere in the world. I would really like to know what visions and plans you have for the development of Conductive Education in the futures. There are so many Conductive Education websites, so many blogs and forums where you can make your voices heard.
Where do people see it all going, and how do they see this happening without what was represented by that Library?
For those of you who have asked, I did eventually get a reply to my letter to the Foundation asking for information as a Member of the Foundation. This was not very satisfactory and gave me no reassurances whatsoever. In fact it made me wonder even more if the people running the Foundation are actually interested in the future of Conductive Education at all.
Andrew Sutton's postings, on two sites -