Presentation of our organization : FILL, the Book and Reading Federation
This new naming reflects its evolution towards becoming an interprofessional organization, in the same way as the start of the SRL missions which would, henceforth, encompass the whole field of book culture, from the writer to the reader, from patrimony to creation, from public libraries to the book economy; it also underlines the presence of its members in the regions.
As close as possible to the local terrain, the SRLs spark exchanges with all of the public or private actors, in the book field, in reading, and in documentation; they collect a plethora of information and initiate many actions and partnerships. As a federation, the FILL constitutes a reliable national instrument for collecting data pertaining to book culture in the regions and allows for the mutualization of resources and experiences dedicated to all book sectors.
In fact, like its members, the FILL is at the crossroads of the Regions' book policies and the policy led by the State which is carried out by the Regional Cultural Affairs Agencies.
The FILL is, at the same time, a place for observation, debate, analysis, propositions, and action. It can offer relevant tools for the elaboration of innovative cultural policies.
A place for professions to come together, a unique platform of observation and action founded on dialogue and mutualization, particularly in connection with national elected officials' federations and State cultural services, the FILL's objective is to work on harmoniously developing access to books and reading, and on analyzing and optimizing cultural policies.
In close connection with both the public actors and book professionals and their unions, multiplying partnerships with associations and institutions to promote cooperation in the book, reading and documentation professions, the FILL works to defend the common interests of the sector, in the unwavering interest of book diversity.
Through its extensive knowledge of the districts, it can propose evaluations and national orientations, accelerate the circulation of ideas and discussions, and assist in the necessary experiments and negotiations of this sector which is currently undergoing a major transformation.
With a non-profit status, the FILL is financed by its members' dues and receives the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication ( Books and Reading Division).
commission is a privileged place for the mutualization of experiences,
the opportunity to have a real collective reflection resulting in a
joint policy to support the book economy. From the experiences led in
other regions, each can evaluate their own action, enhance their
practices, and assist in innovations.The commission is also a place for
the elaboration of inter-regional actions, particularly in terms of
book sector observation and statistical studies. It also regularly
invites national operators or trade associations (The French Publishers Association (SNE), French Booksellers Association (SLF)...) to
facilitate exchanges, encourage partnerships, and accompany
A place for reflection and debate, this commission is consecrated to strategic subjects for the development of public libraries: training, evaluation, innovative services, and increasing audiences.The commission initiates surveys and proposes national syntheses from the data collected in the regions. In close partnership with the public institutions and professional associations, it organizes seminars and colloquiums. It also works to circulate information and share resources dedicated to the evolution of the public libraries.
With the cooperation of the public institutions, of the French National Library, in particular, with which the FILL is "associated pole", this commission works on the joint promotion of written and illustrated patrimony conserved in the regions. Involved in large regional projects for the computerization and digitalization of collections, the shared conservation of collections, and the mediation of patrimony, the commission's members elaborate common tools - for the training of professionals and for the technical expertise and awareness raising of elected officials.
Literary life and public
This commission participates in current reflections initiated by the French Book Council (CNL) and the Writers Foundation (SGDL) on copyrights, on the payment of writers, and on public policies supporting creation.
Its members also assist in literary events and book fairs. Studies and surveys allow them to elaborate reference tools in order to contribute to the policies for welcoming authors and developing the book festivity public.
The FILL proposes a large on-line resource center: the records of various workshops, seminars, and colloquiums, pertaining to all book sectors, are available for consultation, as well as reference guides. Among these is the Guide des aides (Funding and Resource Guide) for book professionals (creation, publishing, bookselling), which already lists more than 360 forms of national and regional support: writing grants, residencies, support for business creation or development, aid for promotion, distribution, publishing, translation, activities, as well as consulting and expertise resources and training programs ...
The site brings together the FILL members' on-line resources: guides, charters, reports, interviews, announcements, directories, and databases. There is an abundance of documentation available to all with information about book culture actors, conditions, and policies for book culture throughout France.
The FILL also coordinates a blog, at the address http://leblogdelafill.com/, with news about the FILL members : seminars, training programs, various publications.
Finally, the FILL publishes Info-FILL, an electronic bi-monthly newsletter keeping readers abreast of national and European current developments in the domain of books and reading.
1st Chapter: Regional Structures for Books
Écla Aquitaine - Regional Writing and Book Agency in Aquitaine
Le Transfo - Art and Culture in the Auvergne Region
CRL Bourgogne - Bourgogne Regional Center of Books
Books and Reading in Brittany
Book in the Central Region
Le MOTif - Book and Writing Observatory in Ile-de-France Region
LR2L - Languedoc-Roussillon Books and Reading
CRL Limousin - Regional Book Center in Limousin
CRL Lorraine - Regional Book Center of Lorraine
CRL Basse-Normandie - Regional Literature Center of de Basse-Normandie
ARL de Haute-Normandie - Regional Book and Reading Agency of Haute-Normandie
CLL en Poitou-Charentes - Regional Book and Reading Center in Poitou-Charentes
ARL PACA - Regional Book Agency Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
ARALD - Rhône-Alpes Agency for Books and Documentation
2nd Chapter National Institutions with a documenting mission
BnF- National French Library
Department of Cooperation and National Center of Literature for Youth/La Joie par les livres
BPI - Library of Public Information
3 rd Chapter : other associations and organizations
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Livres au trésor
4th Chapter: Qualified People
5th Chapter: Local governments
Limousin Region (coming soon)
Pays de la Loire Region