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Library News Round-up: 19th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Islington Tribune : 18th January Letter | Libraries are being hollowed out  (UNISON Stewards) http://www.islingtontribune.com/letters/2013/jan/dad%E2%80%99s-army-march-against-such-appalling-cuts The INDEPENDENT: 19th January…

There are worse things than pole-dancing!

Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign, was asked for an off the cuff comment on the novel approaches being planned in Midlothian Libraries on 2nd February, which is Love Your Library Day in Scotland, though given little information about the…

Library News Round-up: 18th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Sky News : 18th January Campaigners Plan Occupation Of Newcastle Libraries In Fight Against Cuts…

Library News Round-up: 17th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January Westminster library staff tackle bosses on cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/westminster-library-staff-tackle-bosses-cuts.html The Library…

Library News Round-up: 16th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Voices for the Library : 16th January An open letter from the staff of Westminster…

Westminster Speaks out!

The Staff in Westminster have written and publicised this open letter to their local councillors and are happy for it be be shared more widely.  We are only too happy to oblige.  They write,  To the Councillors of Westminster, Westminster Libraries…

Library News Round-up: 15th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE GUARDIAN : 15th January Libraries crisis set to get ‘much worse’ this year http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jan/15/libraries-crisis-worse-sheffield-islington…

Library News Round-up: 14th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 14th January Library volunteers left without ‘effective support’, says WI  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-volunteers-left-without-effective-support-says-wi.html Third…

Library News Round-up: 13th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Sheffield Telegraph : 13th January Fears stack up for Sheffield’s community libraries “We’ve been a…

Library News Round-up: 12th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Bolton News : 12th January Children’s author slams axing of town’s libraries Award-winning children’s author…

Library News Round-up: 11th January 2013

See the Libraries *live chat* here, on The Guardian.  Open for further comment over the week end. www.guardian.co.uk/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2013/jan/09/library-communities-2013-live-chat THE BOOKSELLER : 11th January ‘Bleak’ 2013 predicted as 300 libraries could be lost   includes quotes from Phil Bradley, UKSCL, Alan Gibbons…

Library News Round-up: 10th January 2013

Times Series : 10th January CommUNITY Barnet ‘will not run’ Friern Barnet Library following squatters’ eviction Libraries portfolio holder Councillor Robert Rams had said the voluntary sector support group would be handed a licence to run the building until official…

Library News Round-up: 9th January 2013

All links thanks to Shirley Burnham. Follow her on twitter at  @shirleyburnham Booktrust.org : 9th January Rosemary Clarke MBE, 1954-2013 We know that her loss will be felt keenly not only amongst her family and friends, but also amongst the thousands of people…

Library News Round-up: 8th January 2013

Another daily digest of library news items, with thanks to Shirley Burnham.  Follow her on twitter @shirleyburnham for tweets about libraries!   THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Cleeves ‘furious’ at Newcastle library plans  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cleeves-furious-newcastle-library-plans.html  THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Five…

Library News Round-up: 7th January 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th January Morgan to leave Arts Council http://www.thebookseller.com/news/morgan-leave-arts-council.html  You Tube : 19th December Sir Terry Pratchett on Libraries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBQWp-DqdAI THE INDEPENDENT : 6th January Ebooks for 20p may be a novel idea, but it spells bad news…

Library News Round-up: 6th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Change.org Petition | DfE: Ensure that all school students have access to a well-run school library http://www.change.org/petitions/department-for-education-ensure-that-all-school-students-have-access-to-a-well-run-school-library…

Library News Round-up: 5th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. ITV News : 5th January Newcastle | Protests over plans to close city libraries includes video http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2013-01-05/protests-over-plans-to-close-city-libraries/…

Library News Round-up: 4th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 4th January Packham defends Southampton Library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/packham-defends-southampton-library.html Times Series : 4th January…