Author Archive for Elizabeth Ash

Libraries News Round-up: 28 August 2016

  BBC News : 28th August BBC signs partnership with Libraries NI to promote reading http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37209502 Blog Preston : 28th August Future of Preston and South Ribble libraries and children’s centres decided detailed report http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/08/future-of-preston-and-south-ribble-libraries-and-childrens-centres-decided/ That’s Lancashire | TV report…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2016

  BBC News : 27th August Lancashire County Council to go ahead with library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-37203667   Lancashire Telegraph : 27th August Plans to shut more than 20 libraries in East Lancashire given go-ahead http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/14708794.Plans_to_shut_more_than_20_libraries_in_East_Lancashire_given_go_ahead/     Blackpool Gazette :…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th August Jeremy Corbyn promises to reverse arts spending cuts https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/aug/25/jeremy-corbyn-arts-pupil-premium-primary-schools-reverse-spending-cuts   THE BOOKSELLER : 26th August Corbyn pledges to reverse cuts to arts spending and develop a national policy for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/corbyn-promise-reverse-cuts-arts-spending-383051   Blackpool Gazette :…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 24th August Editorial | A Labour library mess-up and the police in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/a-labour-library-mess-up-and-the-police-in-libraries.html Coventry Telegraph : 25th August Letter | ‘Anyone who thinks this is a good idea has no concept of what a library…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 August 2016

LGA : 24th August Council library staff trained to help people file police reports http://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-library-staff-trained-to-help-people-file-police-reports/41507| Infoism : 24th August Public libraries, police and the normalisation of surveillance http://infoism.co.uk/2016/08/police-libraries/ West Briton : 24th August Cornwall | Upton Cross library facing closure as council…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 16th August Library use in England fell dramatically over last decade, figures show https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/16/library-use-in-england-fell-dramatically-over-last-decade-figures-show Coventry Telegraph : 16th August Could Coventry’s libraries go online to save cash? Books could be ordered online and collected from a community…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th August Northern Ireland library cuts scrapped http://www.thebookseller.com/news/proposals-slash-library-opening-hours-northern-ireland-scrapped-371651 Libraries Taskforce : 8th August ‘Basic data set – first steps’ — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/08/08/library-basic-data-set/ Newbury Today : 8th August Key report on future of libraries will be made public http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18890/key-report-on-future-of-libraries-wiil-be-made-public.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 August 2016

Newtownabbey Times : 6th August N.Ireland | Hands Off Our Libraries campaign ‘celebrating victory’ http://www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/newtownabbey-news/hands-off-our-libraries-campaign-celebrating-victory-1-7512136 Rossendale Free Press : 5th August Lancashire | Small cost of keeping libraries open should shock us all http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/incoming/rossendale-scribbler-small-cost-keeping-11708356 Minster FM : 5th August York | Plans for new community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July 2016

CILIP : 20th July Hollowing out of children’s library services? New survey http://www.cilip.org.uk/youth-libraries-group/news/hollowing-out-childrens-library-services-new-survey   Derby Telegraph : 25th July Nearly half of Derby library jobs at risk http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/nearly-half-of-derby-library-jobs-at-risk/story-29548535-detail/story.html   The Star : 25th July Urgent plea to ‘use Sheffield libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 July 2016

Question Everything : 20th July A load of old cobblers, Minister http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/a-load-of-old-cobblers-minister.html National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) : 21st July The Office for Civil Society is Moving http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2016/07/21/the-office-for-civil-society-is-moving/ Derby Telegraph : 23rd July Derby Central Library could close in council shake-up http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/derby-central-library-could-close/story-29541531-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July 2016

New Start Magazine : 21st July Libraries are key to combating digital exclusion http://newstartmag.co.uk/your-blogs/libraries-key-combating-digital-exclusion/ THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd July Rob Wilson given libraries brief at DCMS http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-given-libraries-brief-dcms-364081 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 22nd July The DCMS & Civil Society (and Ed!)…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th July Vaizey and Poole in Twitter spat over libraries record http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-and-poole-twitter-spat-363056 Museums Association : 20th July Wrexham scraps plan for museum and library trust https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/20072016-wrexham-scraps-museum-library-trus Rossendale Free Press : 20th July Lancashire | VIDEO: Comedian pens letter to…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July 2016

Brixton Blog : 19th July Lambeth | Carnegie trust won’t back council library planning application http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library-trust-council-planning-application/39252 The Star : 19th July Letter | The library policy failed http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/the-library-policy-failed-1-8021045 Lancashire Evening Press : 14th July Lancashire County Council underspent by more than half a million…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 July 2016

UK Fundraising : 18th July Arts Council to include museums & libraries in new funding approach http://fundraising.co.uk/2016/07/18/arts-council-include-museums-libraries-new-funding-approach/   Bromley Times : 18th July All-out strike of council services planned for this week Bromley library workers started seven days of strike…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Hancock replaces Vaizey as culture minister inc. a comment from Phil Bradley http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-departs-culture-minister-role-359951 Leon’s Library Blog : 17th May My Way Ed Vaizey, the longest serving Minister for Culture has finally left the building … https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/07/17/my-way/ DAILY MAIL :…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 July 2016

BBC News : 15th July Swindon library closures: Campaigners urge rethink http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-36802142   Swindon Advertiser : 15th July Cabinet offers cautious backing to libraries strategy http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14620449.Cabinet_offers_cautious_backing_to_libraries_strategy/ ITV News : 14th July Last ditch attempt to save Swindon’s libraries  http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-07-14/last-ditch-attempt-to-save-swindons-libraries/ Uckfield…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th July Libraries affected by changes in ACE funding http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-affected-changes-ace-funding-353971 Kidderminster Shuttle : 13th July Worcestershire | Council chiefs scale back cuts to library opening hours in Wyre Forest http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/local/14619293.Council_chiefs_scale_back_cuts_to_library_opening_hours_in_Wyre_Forest/ Swindon Advertiser : 14th July Letter: ‘Concern over libraries’…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th July NHS partners up with (volunteer-run) libraries to boost wellbeing https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2016/jul/13/nhs-libraries-wellbeing-health-promotion-community Get West London : 13th July Ealing Central Library gets Primark move as council approves downsize http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/ealing-central-library-gets-primark-11608787 Eastbourne Herald : 13th JulyEast Sussex | Council chiefs may…