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Libraries News Round-up: 25th November 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 25th November The future of libraries – keeping the service alive Join us Thursday 28 November to discuss how councils can reinvent library services in the 21st century http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/nov/25/libraries-future-service-councils DAILY TELEGRAPH : 25th November Michael Morpurgo: Bring back story…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th November 2013

Public Libraries News Speak Up For Libraries panel, 23rd November 2013 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/speak-up-for-libraries-panel-23rd-november-2013 Horncastle News : 23rd November Council set to reverse decision on library cuts The News understands the county council is under pressure to reverse a controversial decision to…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 21st November Campaigner meeting with Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group 20/11/13  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/campaigner-meeting-with-libraries-all-party-parliamentary-group-201113 Mumsnet:  ‘Self service library counters – I hate ’em (50 posts) http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1919397-Self-service-library-counters-I-hate-em Birmingham Post : 21st November Capita pockets £1.2m to create Library of Birmingham…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st November 2013

Keighley News : 21st November Bradford | Silsden woman’s worries over ‘lifeline’ libraries service cuts Miss Wade has written to the council opposing the proposed scrapping of the provision, which is part of the mobile library service. http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/10822977.Silsden_woman_s_worries_over____ifeline____libraries_service_cuts/ Free Press : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th November 2013

Croydon Guardian : 20th November Croydon library staff handed redundancy warnings by Carillion http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/10822155.Library_staff_handed_redundancy_warnings/ Don’t privatise libraries : 20th November Carillion threaten Library staff with redundancies http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/carillion-threaten-library-staff-with.html The Scotsman : 20th November Moray Council libraries vote: Four to close http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/moray-council-libraries-vote-four-to-close-1-3195515…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th November Partial u-turn for Moray on library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/partial-u-turn-moray-library-closures.html STV : 19th November Three closure-threatened libraries to stay open says Moray Council However, the campaign group believes councillors will accept during a debate on Wednesday that their decision…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th November 2013

ITV News : 18th November Half of Sheffield libraries could close  http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-11-18/half-of-sheffield-libraries-could-close/ TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION  : 18th November Academics challenge ‘apocalyptic’ predictions for future of libraries http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/academics-challenge-apocalyptic-predictions-for-future-of-libraries/2009100.article Bucks Free Press : 17th November Council boss: Bourne End library cuts to…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th November 2013

You Tube : 16th November Save Barnsley Library | Video – Hands Around the Library http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51_S4fzSfIY&feature=youtu.be ITV News : 16th November Barnsley Council: Library service needs to be modernised http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2013-11-16/council-library-service-needs-to-be-modernised/ BBC News : 16th November Leeds | New Rawdon Community Library set to open…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th November Record numbers for summer reading scheme  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/record-numbers-summer-reading-scheme.html CILIP Cymru Wales : 15th November Concerns over threats to library services in Wales raised in open letter to Minister for Culture & Sport http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip-cymru-wales/news/concerns-over-threats-library-services-wales-raised-open-letter-minister Inside Moray :…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th November 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 14th November Unison’s stance is an open book – we fight on to save threatened libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/unison-s-stance-is-an-open-book-we-fight-on-to-save-threatened-libraries-1-6243969 Wrexham.com : 14th November Committee Votes Against Closure Of Three Wrexham Libraries substantial detail about all new proposals http://www.wrexham.com/news/committee-votes-against-closure-of-three-wrexham-libraries-38321.html BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th November 2013

Chad.co.uk : 11th November Nottinghamshire | Councillor: ‘Libraries will close, mark my words’ http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/county-council-budget-councillor-libraries-will-close-mark-my-words-1-6234680 Northern Scot : 11th November Moray | Library protestor pursues legal challenge http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Library-protestor-pursues-legal-challenge-11112013.htm Northern Scot : 11th November Moray | Reverse decision or legal action will follow say campaigners http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Reverse-decision-or-legal-action-will-follow-say-campaigners-11112013.htm The Scotsman :…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th November 2013

Wembley Matters : 9th November Brent’s approach to consultation – has anything changed? http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/brents-approach-to-consultation-has.html?m=1 South Wales Evening Post : 10th November Plans in place in Resolven, Briton Ferry and Blaengwynfi to save libs from closure http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Plans-place-Resolven-Briton-Ferry-Blaengwynfi/story-20057753-detail/story.html Chard & Ilminster News…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th November 2013

East London Lines : 9th November Controversial company Carillion take over Croydon’s libraries despite facing accusations for blacklisting http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2013/11/controversial-company-carillion-take-over-croydons-libraries-despite-facing-multiple-compensation-claims-for-blacklisting/ Spalding Guardian : 9th November 23,000 sign petitions to save libraries http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/23-000-sign-petitions-to-save-libraries-1-5665521 Stamford Mercury : 9th November Survey reveals scale of…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th November 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 8th November GLL, Bibliotheca and Lincolnshire Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/gll-bibliotheca-and-lincolnshire.html  Manchester Evening News : 8th November Trafford | Council set to make staff take unpaid holidays in new cuts  Volunteers would also be needed to help run the borough’s 14…