Author: Elizabeth Ash

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2016

EVENING STANDARD : 15th February Library closures are a betrayal, says Mark Rylance http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/library-closures-are-a-betrayal-says-mark-rylance-a3180361.html THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Actor Mark Rylance condemns Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/actor-mark-rylance-condemns-lambeth-library-closures-322454 DAILY MIRROR : 14th February Library cuts spark series of strikes as staff…

Don’t be like Ed!

Libraries Minister, Ed Vaizey MP, says that he really cares about libraries, so presumably he also really cares about library workers and library users.  Ed committed to a public debate on libraries with author, Alan Gibbons.We offered to host and…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February ‘Libraries have betrayed publishers’, festival hears  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-should-partner-libraries-321273 Chronicle Live : 2nd February Charity behind Northumberland’s leisure centres and libraries asks for £1m bailout http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-behind-northumberlands-leisure-centres-10821436 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd February “You should get volunteers” – councillor…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2016

Leon’s Library Blog: 22nd January The DCMS or LGA says jump, the SCL asks ‘how high?’ http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/22/how-high/ The Library Campaign: 22nd January Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Swindon Council http://www.librarycampaign.com/submission-from-royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-to-swindon-council/ Torquay Herald Express: 22nd January Totnes…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 December 2015

This is Money: 23rd December The next big fraud risk? The plot to get you to bank in libraries …. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3371038/Plot-bank-libraries-post-offices-closing-thousands-branches-risk-fraud.html Leon’s Library Blog: 23rd December Shape of things to come http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/12/23/shape-of-things-to-come/ Swindon Advertiser: 23rd December Community radio station moves into…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 December 2015

South London Press: 21st December UNISON send out ballot papers for strike to Lambeth library staff http://www.slp.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115130&headline=UNISON%20send%20out%20ballot%20papers%20for%20strike%20to%20Lambeth%20library%20staff&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2015 Bourne Local : 21st December Lincolnshire | Martin Hill: Tell us where council cuts should be made http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news/martin-hill-tell-us-where-council-cuts-should-be-made-1-7123540 Lancashire Telegraph : 21st December IT plan…

Libraries Taskforce delivers

After taking quite some time to get into gear, the Libraries Taskforce is starting to deliver… First… There’s a useful paper outlining the state of the law on public libraries – DCMS decisions, judicial review decisions. It does not, of…

MY LIBRARY BY RIGHT

Librarians’ association CILIP has launched a really punchy campaign that The Library Campaign is happy to support. It states clearly what we all know – that a quality library service is our right. And it’s the law! It’s good to…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2015

Libraries Taskforce : 26th November Blog – Kathy Settle | Our first six months https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/11/26/our-first-six-months/ Libraries Taskforce: six month progress report April – September 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leadership-for-libraries-taskforce-six-month-progress-report-april-september-2015 Brixton Blog : 26th November Gym-trification: Lambeth’s dodgy scheme to turn libraries into gyms parodied in Private…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 November 2015

Gazette Live : 3rd November Libraries to become thing of the past under plans to revamp facilities Middlesbrough Council has agreed plans to end all standalone libraries by 2016 :: Central Library will remain as it is http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/libraries-become-thing-past-under-10381036 Cambrian News…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2015

BBC News : 22nd OctoberNorthern Ireland libraries: Fewer staff will affect service to public http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-34602707 Belfast Telegraph : 22nd OctoberLibrary staff ‘living in a constant state of uncertainty’ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/library-staff-living-in-a-constant-state-of-uncertainty-34131386.html Lincolnshire Echo : 22nd OctoberSave Lincolnshire Libraries campaigners could be hit with £90,000 bill for…