Author Archive for Elizabeth Ash

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Swindon set to close 11 of its 15 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/12/swindon-set-to-close-11-of-its-15-libraries THE BOOKSELLER : 12th July Swindon Council urged to rethink ‘severe’ library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-slams-swindon-councils-plans-close-11-libraries-352071 Coventry Telegraph : 12th JulyDozens of protesters campaign about library cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th July Wrexham Council scraps plans to outsource libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/council-scraps-plans-outsource-wrexham-libraries-trust-351206 Get Reading : 11th JulyBracknell budget: £6 million cuts likely “We have a statutory obligation to run a library service, but what is a statutory library service? Is…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 July 2016

  Swindon Advertiser : 8th July Let’s create innovative library service says Leader, David  Renard http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14605222.Let_s_create_innovative_library_service__says_David_Renard/   Blackpool Gazette : 8th July Letter | LIBRARIES – Politicians should be careful with our cash from UKIP candidate http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-july-8-2016-1-8004565   Brixton Blog : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July 2016

ITV News : 7th July Campaign as Swindon Council plans to cut 75% of its libraries http://www.itv.com/news/west/2016-07-07/campaign-as-council-plans-to-cut-75-of-its-libraries/ THE BOOKSELLER : 7th July Fresh plans to cut 22 more libraries across England emerge http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-threatened-closure-343646 This Is Wiltshire : 6th July Swindon…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 July 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 6th July Council to cut 11 out of 15 libraries within next 12 months http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14599527.Council_to_close_11_out_of_15_libraries_within_next_12_months/ BBC News : 6th July Protests over closure plans for Coventry libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-36721629 Coventry Telegraph : 5th July Several libraries could close if community groups cannot be…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July 2016

Public Libraries News: 5th July Editorial | The Big Friendly Success: Here comes the Summer Reading Challenge 2016 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/07/the-big-friendly-success-here-comes-the-summer-reading-challenge-2016.html Coventry Observer : 5th July 10 libraries + kids centres and youth clubs face Coventry council cuts axe http://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/10-libraries-kids-centres-youth-clubs-face-coventry-council-cuts-axe/ Morning Star : 5th…

Now – Fund your own library!

New from CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals) – the CILIP Library Fund, a ‘new initiative to support UK libraries and information services’.     CILIP says, ‘The Library Fund, which will not replace or duplicate core public…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2016

LGA : 4th April Councils defend ‘difficult’ service spending cuts http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-defend-difficult-service-spending-cuts/40612 LGA : 4th April Councils issuing thousands of ‘gagging orders’ suggest figures http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-issuing-thousands-of-gagging-orders-suggest-figures/40607 Brixton Buzz : 4th April Lambeth issues possession order as Carnegie Library campaigners stand firm on…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 1st April scroll down: Letter | Sarah Church – Chair, Save Swindon’s Libraries Don’t rely on library volunteers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/31/only-high-quality-steel-production-has-a-future-in-britain/ FINANCIAL TIMES : 1st April Locals protest as benchpresses replace books http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7018f0d4-f818-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html#axzz44akTjWwu THE BOOKSELLER : 1st Arpil Protestors refuse…

Briefing Paper for Libraries Taskforce visit to Swindon

BRIEFING PAPER FOR TASKFORCE VISIT TO SWINDON EXECUTIVE SUMMARY          BACKGROUND          PROPOSED LIBRARY PROVISION          LIBRARIES IN SWINDON’S DEPRIVED AREAS          STATUTORY STATUS, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY          GROWTH OF SWINDON          SWINDON’S DEMOGRAPHICS          COSTS AND BENEFITS          CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS   1.  Background Swindon was one of…