Category: LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 24th June 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th June Warning of major threat to Welsh library services http://www.thebookseller.com/news/warning-major-threat-welsh-library-services.html Wales Online : 24th June Libraries depts could be wiped out under swingeing budget cuts, council leader warns http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/libraries-departments-could-wiped-out-4701894 The Lincolnite : 24th June Campaigners opposed…

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Libraries News Round-up: 23rd June 2013

The Scottish Sun : 23rd June Aamer Anwar | Vaizey must be brought to book on library cuts http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/papercolumnists/aameranwar/4980192/Vaizey-must-be-brought-to-book-on-library-cuts.html The Argus : 22nd June Newhaven | £1.6m library given the green light Work on the Newhaven facility will now begin…

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Libraries News Round-up: 21st June 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 20th June Maria Miller | I argued for the arts – and won. We will keep the philistines from the gates http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/20/argued-for-arts-and-won-philistines-economic-case?INTCMP=SRCH SCL : 21st June SCL Publishes Annual Report 2012/2013 http://www.goscl.com/scl-publishes-annual-report-20122013/ Bourne Local : 21st June…

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Libraries News Round-up: 20th June 2013

Gov.uk : 20th June Ed Vaizey MP |Speech to the Society of Chief Librarians Seminar https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/speech-to-the-society-of-chief-librarians-seminar BBC News : 20th June Councils ‘face 10% funding cut’ libraries included in “non-statutory services” by LGA again http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22995128 Public Libraries News : 19th…

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Libraries News Round-up: 19th June 2013

BBC News : 19th June Lincolnshire County Council proposes major library shake-up The number of static libraries under the authority’s control would fall from 47 to 15. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-22962132 This Is Lincolnshire : 19th June 170 jobs will be lost over…

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Libraries News Round-up: 17th June 2013

Sunderland Echo : 17th June Sunderland library spending had fallen by £2.5million even before closure plans announced http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-spending-had-fallen-by-2-5million-even-before-closure-plans-announced-1-5775185 Sunderland Echo : 17th June ‘Hands off our libraries’ – fight launched to save nine Sunderland branches from closure http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/hands-off-our-libraries-fight-launched-to-save-nine-sunderland-branches-from-closure-1-5775100 THE BOOKSELLER…

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Libraries News Round-up: 11th June 2013

CLOA : 6th June Yinnon Ezra – Gov Advisor on Library Policy So do we really need superheros to sort out Public Libraries? http://blog.cloa.org.uk/2013/06/06/so-do-we-really-need-superheros-to-sort-out-public-libraries/ Gov.uk : 11th June Maria Miller | Speech – British Hospitality and Tourism Summit 2013 A…

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Libraries News Round-up: 10th June 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th June Jarvis calls for “deeds not words” on libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/jarvis-calls-%E2%80%9Cdeeds-not-words%E2%80%9D-libraries.html New Statesman : 10th June The battle against privatisation Outsourcing of public services continues apace as austerity bites. http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/12/public-services-outsourcing York Press : 10th June Jobs axed…

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Libraries News Round-up: 7th June 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 7th May Further reading: how to put libraries back at the heart of communities The Arts Council England explains how libraries can adapt to financial  challenges and to changes in the way we consume information http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2013/jun/07/libraries-adapt-changing-world Harrow…

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Libraries News Round-up: 5th June 2013

New Cross : 3rd June A documentary about a community that saved their local library from closure whatever your views – you will be uplifted by this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMy7GrmlME&feature=youtu.be Library Campaign : 5th June Disappointed by ACE live chat? Then join…

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Libraries News Round-up: 3rd June 2013

On The Wight : 3rd June No inquiry into Isle of Wight library closures confirmed http://onthewight.com/2013/06/03/isle-of-wight-libraries-no-inquiry-into-closures/ The Northern Scot : 1st June Moray | Libraries campaigners meet MP and MSP http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Libraries-campaigners-meet-MP-and-MSP-31052013.htm SlideShare : 3rd June All change: responses to the…

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