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Libraries News Round-up: 19th October 2013

The Star : 19th October Campaign to save Sheffield library branches hotting up http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaign-to-save-sheffield-library-branches-hotting-up-1-6163372 Huddersfield Examiner : 19th October Kirklees libraries service wins BASE award http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-libraries-service-wins-base-6207408 THE INDEPENDENT : 18th October Chris Bryant MP | These local cuts are dismantling the last…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th October 2013

CILIP : 17th October CILIP call for ministerial clarification over community-managed library ‘advice’ on gov.uk http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/cilip-call-ministerial-clarification-over-community-managed-library-advice-govuk-0 THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October Government library guidance ‘hits new low’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-library-guidance-hits-new-low.html HelenMilner.com : 16th October Speech | Re-imagining Carnegie: Libraries for the 21st Century In order…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th October 2013

GOV.UK Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management.  https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it THE BOOKSELLER : 16th October Society of Chief Librarians strikes reference deal  It is hoped that the agreement…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th October 2013

BBC News : 14th October Rhondda Cynon Taf’s cuts plan to save £56m after budget Fourteen of its 26 libraries have also been earmarked for closure, which would save £800,000 a year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24524861 THE GUARDIAN : 15th October Neil Gaiman: Why…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th October 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 14th October Neil Gaiman: Closing libraries ‘is like stopping the vaccination programmes’  http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/neil-gaiman-closing-libraries-is-like-stopping-the-vaccination-programmes-8879956.html Reading Agency : 14th October Neil Gaiman delivers our second annual lecture good detail and extracts http://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/neil-gaiman-delivers-our-second-annual-lecture.html THE BOOKSELLER : 14th October Gaiman: closing…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th October 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th October Speak up for Libraries Conference 23/11/13; Resisting, Improving and Promoting! http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/speak-up-for-libraries-conference.html  The Star : 13th October Letter | I prefer a library to a council office makeover http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/i-prefer-a-library-to-a-council-office-makeover-1-6141485 Sheffield Telegraph : 13th October Clegg’s anger over library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th October 2013

Inside Moray : 12th October Cabinet Secretary to ask Moray Council to reconsider Libraries closures http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=1108 First News : 12th October Nine libraries set to shut doors in Sunderland  http://www.firstnews.co.uk/news/nine-libraries-set-to-shut-doors-in-sunderland-i9981 Public Libraries News See this pinterest board “A notable thing…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th October 2013

Sunderland Echo : 11th October Sunderland library occupation ends peacefully At one point, 60-year-old Helmut Izaks handcuffed himself to a library security scanner. http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-occupation-ends-peacefully-1-6140507 Sunderland Echo : 11th October Nine condemned Sunderland libraries close their doors today http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/the-final-chapter-nine-condemned-sunderland-libraries-close-their-doors-today-1-6136069 Craven Herald…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th October 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 10th October Super-libraries herald a new age in the life of a humble institution The rise of super-libraries is an example of the growing inequality in the provision of libraries across the country http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2013/oct/10/super-libraries-birmingham-public-resources THE GUARDIAN : …

Libraries News Round-up: 9th October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th October Jarvis leaves library role, replaced by Goodman http://www.thebookseller.com/news/jarvis-leaves-library-role-replaced-goodman.html  Question Everything : 9th October Questions to Swindon Borough Council on Libraries http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/questions-to-swindon-borough-council-on.html This Is Hull & East Riding : 9th October Thousands face sack in Hull…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th October 2013

BBC News : 8th October England’s young adults trail world in literacy and maths http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320 BBC News : 8th October Carol Buck loses Doncaster library funding appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-24447890 ITV News : 8th October Former Doncaster Mayor wins library legal battle…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th October 2013

Cambridge News : 7th October Big Society-run libraries in Cambridgeshire never happened – but the big cuts have http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Big-Society-run-libraries-in-Cambridgeshire-never-happened-but-the-big-cuts-have-20131007031434.htm OpenDemocracy.net : 7th October Bradford | Radical Library Camp: in the fight over information, librarians start to get organised We want to help…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 2nd October Ed Vaizey admits to being “completely useless” http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/ed-vaizey-admits/ THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd October Ten ‘enterprising libraries’ chosen for scheme http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ten-enterprising-libraries-chosen-scheme.html BBC London : 3rd October The Breakfast Show | Libraries – Lauren Smith on iPlayer –…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd October 2013

Huffington Post : 2nd October Ed Vaizey Says ‘Completely Useless’ Description Is ‘So True’ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/02/ed-vaizey-useless_n_4028411.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 Chamberlain Files : 2nd October Cash cuts may force Birmingham community libraries to close, city council admits http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/cash-cuts-may-force-birmingham-community-libraries-to-close-city-council-admits/ Manchester Evening News : 2nd October Stockport | Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th September 2013

Sunderland Echo : 30th September Anger as Sunderland library closures are rubberstamped http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/anger-as-sunderland-library-closures-are-rubberstamped-1-6100257 ITV News : 30th September Lincolnshire |Library campaigners vow to fight until decision News report Video  http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-09-30/library-campaigners-vow-to-fight-until-decision/ BBC News : 30th September Lincolnshire County Council libraries consultation ends…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th September 2013

Gazette Series : 27th September Strike action to close South Gloucestershire libraries tomorrow  http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/10703187.Strike_action_to_close_South_Gloucestershire_libraries_tomorrow/ Market Rasen Mail : 28th September Letter | Libraries – Figures don’t stack up  http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-libraries-figures-don-t-stack-up-1-5521916 This Is Grimsby : 28th September Brand new chapter for library as it closes…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 27th September Library visits down once again as closures continue  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/27/library-visits-down-closures-continue?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 27th September Library visits drop by a quarter in eight years http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24296825 Good Library Blog : 27th September DCMS figures show dramatic decline…