The Platform of BiS
General platform of BiS
BiS is a socialist organisation open to people working in libraries and to others with an interest in library issues. BiS believes that it is the objective of libraries to defend and further develop democracy:
- by supporting freedom of speech and helping to guarantee the provision of information as a base for the creation of fully informed public opinion and social criticism
- by being a publicly funded and democratically governed institution developed in dialogue with patrons and the community
- by reaching out to, promoting literacy amongst and mentoring primarily those who are at risk of being socially excluded from information
- by proactively offering information and literature which provides alternative viewpoints, and is not easily accessible and serves as an important supplement to popular and widely available commercial sources.