Category: LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 10th August 2013

Alan Gibbons Blog : 10th August Stand up for Southend Libraries Alan’s summary, with photographs http://alangibbons.net/2013/08/stand-up-for-southend-libraries/ This Is Wiltshire : 10th August Swindon | Shop is a lifeline for the community Peter Mallinson, the chairman of the Walcot Community Charity Shop, said: …

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Libraries News Round-up: 9th August 2013

Public Libraries News : 8th August Editorial | “If the pie is too small, the answer is to make the pie bigger” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/08/if-the-pie-is-too-small-the-answer-is-to-make-the-pie-bigger.html THE BOOKSELLER : 9th August Reading Agency to release dyslexia help books http://www.thebookseller.com/news/reading-agency-release-dyslexia-help-books.html This Is Derbyshire : 9th August…

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Libraries News Round-up: 5th August 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th August Date set for National Libraries Day 2014 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/date-set-national-libraries-day-2014.html CILIP : 5th August National Libraries Day to take place on Saturday 8 February 2014 http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/national-libraries-day-take-place-saturday-8-february-2014

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Libraries News Round-up: 4th August 2013

Public Libraries News : 4th August CILIP’s suggested new name revealed, the e-lending pilot takes shape … and the rest of the news http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/08/cilips-suggested-new-name-revealed-the-e-lending-pilot-takes-shape-and-the-rest-of-the-news.html Cumbernauld News : 4th August North Lanarkshire | Town centre library bought to book             “People who…

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Libraries News Round-up: 3rd August 2013

DAILY MAIL : 3rd August Librarian, 57, who stood up to a family of yobs was arrested and forced to wear ‘degrading’ hood by police Sussex, England http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2383863/Librarian-57-stood-family-yobs-arrested-forced-wear-degrading-hood-police.html Good Library Guide : 3rd August There are still taxpayers paying for…

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Libraries News Round-up: 2nd August 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd August Library e-lending pilots take shape https://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-e-lending-pilots-take-shape.html This Is Croydon Today : 2nd August Privatisation of Croydon libraries rubber-stamped http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Privatisation-Croydon-libraries-rubber-stamped/story-19605296-detail/story.html#axzz2aq9wNJuR This Is Local London : 2nd August Harrow Library changes to be rolled out over the…

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Libraries News Round-up: 1st August 2013

CILIP : 1st August New name for library and information professional body proposed http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/new-name-library-and-information-professional-body-proposed CILIP : 31st July New name for library and information professional body proposed http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/new-name-library-and-information-professional-body-proposed Library Journal : 1st August Ian Clark | UK Report Recommends Author…

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Libraries News Round-up: 31st July 2013

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 31st July Council defends decision to stock extremist books at Woolwich library http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10214547/Council-defends-decision-to-stock-extremist-books-Woolwich-library.html Booktrade Info : 31st July Irate UK librarians call for no confidence vote on Minister Vaizey http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/48680 Good Library Guide : 31st July Copyright-…

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Libraries News Round-up: 29th July 2013

LocalGov : 29th July Croydon outsources library services The council has signed an eight-year contract with John Laing Integrated Services (JLIS). http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110572 DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July Judicial review process to be made tougher The Ministry of Justice is to…

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Libraries News Round-up: 26th July 2013

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 24th July Children ‘too distracted by technology to listen to stories’ It has revamped its library and introduced a Jackanory-style “storytelling   space” to encourage teachers, librarians and visiting authors to read aloud   to young children. Miss Kelleher…

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Libraries News Round-up: 25th July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th July CILIP to debate ‘no confidence’ motion in Vaizey https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-debate-no-confidence-motion-vaizey.html Communitiesagainstthecuts.com : 25th July Library campaigners slam business influence on arrangements to run Library of Birmingham Library campaigners have criticised the unrepresentative composition of the proposed…

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Libraries News Round-up: 24th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 23rd July Edinburgh visitors up 15%: the England/Scotland divide http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/edinburgh-visitors-up-15-the-englandscotland-divide.html Good Library Guide : 23rd July Fact or friction The  Sieghart programme is a nonsense on several levels – and this is only  one of them. …

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Libraries News Round-up: 23rd July 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 23rd July Alan Wylie | New blog – Localism and Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/localism-and-libraries.html Horncastle News : 23rd July Campaigners ready to fight to save Lincolnshire’s libraries             http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/campaigners-ready-to-fight-to-save-lincolnshire-s-libraries-1-5312275 Southport Visitor : 23rd July Fate of some of Southport’s…

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