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Library News Round-up: 19th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Islington Tribune : 18th January Letter | Libraries are being hollowed out  (UNISON Stewards) http://www.islingtontribune.com/letters/2013/jan/dad%E2%80%99s-army-march-against-such-appalling-cuts The INDEPENDENT: 19th January…

Library News Round-up: 17th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January Westminster library staff tackle bosses on cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/westminster-library-staff-tackle-bosses-cuts.html The Library…

Library News Round-up: 15th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE GUARDIAN : 15th January Libraries crisis set to get ‘much worse’ this year http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jan/15/libraries-crisis-worse-sheffield-islington…

Library News Round-up: 14th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 14th January Library volunteers left without ‘effective support’, says WI  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-volunteers-left-without-effective-support-says-wi.html Third…

Library News Round-up: 13th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Sheffield Telegraph : 13th January Fears stack up for Sheffield’s community libraries “We’ve been a…

Library News Round-up: 12th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Bolton News : 12th January Children’s author slams axing of town’s libraries Award-winning children’s author…

Library News Round-up: 11th January 2013

See the Libraries *live chat* here, on The Guardian.  Open for further comment over the week end. www.guardian.co.uk/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2013/jan/09/library-communities-2013-live-chat THE BOOKSELLER : 11th January ‘Bleak’ 2013 predicted as 300 libraries could be lost   includes quotes from Phil Bradley, UKSCL, Alan Gibbons…

Library News Round-up: 8th January 2013

Another daily digest of library news items, with thanks to Shirley Burnham.  Follow her on twitter @shirleyburnham for tweets about libraries!   THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Cleeves ‘furious’ at Newcastle library plans  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cleeves-furious-newcastle-library-plans.html  THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Five…

Library News Round-up: 7th January 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th January Morgan to leave Arts Council http://www.thebookseller.com/news/morgan-leave-arts-council.html  You Tube : 19th December Sir Terry Pratchett on Libraries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBQWp-DqdAI THE INDEPENDENT : 6th January Ebooks for 20p may be a novel idea, but it spells bad news…

Library News Round-up: 6th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Change.org Petition | DfE: Ensure that all school students have access to a well-run school library http://www.change.org/petitions/department-for-education-ensure-that-all-school-students-have-access-to-a-well-run-school-library…

Library News Round-up: 5th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. ITV News : 5th January Newcastle | Protests over plans to close city libraries includes video http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2013-01-05/protests-over-plans-to-close-city-libraries/…

Library News Round-up: 4th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 4th January Packham defends Southampton Library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/packham-defends-southampton-library.html Times Series : 4th January…

Library News Round-up: 3rd January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Bitterne Park Info : 3rd January Chris Packham: cutting library hours ‘short-termist lunacy’ “This place…

Library News Round-up: 31st January 2012

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Chronicle Live : 31st December Letter | Why we need our libraries http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/your-letters/2012/12/31/chronicle-letters-why-we-need-our-libraries-72703-32521066/ THE GUARDIAN : 30th…