Category: LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

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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Libraries News Round-up: 2nd June 2013

38 Degrees member poll mentions libraries twice – please complete this survey as this group really gets results https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/member-poll-june-1-2013 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st May Lampard pushes Summer Reading Challenge “Reading with my children is incredibly important to me and a…

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Libraries News Round-up: 1st June 2013

Gov.uk | Updated : 31st May Supporting the library services provided by local authorities and … https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/supporting-the-library-services-provided-by-local-authorities/activity Public Libraries News : 31st May Efficiencies: Self Service     http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-self-service New Statesman : 30th May Is Osborne about to abolish the culture department?  …

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Libraries News Round-up: 31st May 2013

Public Libraries News : 30th May Well done to Edinburgh. Not so well done to … http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/05/well-done-to-edinburgh-not-so-well-done-to.html Ledbury Reporter : 31st May Herefordshire |Troubled Ledbury library to move to historic site Fears Ledbury library would close have been quashed after…

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Libraries News Round-up: 30th May 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th May DCMS ‘could be scrapped’, says Jarvis http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-could-be-scrapped-says-jarvis.html The Galloway News : 30th May Stewartry library jobs to go in council shake-up Up to 50 jobs could go in council frontline services including libraries  across the…

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Libraries News Round-up: 29th May 2013

Many thanks to eminent library campaigner and The Library Campaign member, Shirley Burnham, for the following links to today’s libraries news.  Follow her on Twitter @ShirleyBurnham and us at @LibraryCampaign. Twitter 7.50 pm. 29th May Dan Jarvis ‏@DanJarvisMP 1m Well placed sources in…

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Libraries News Round-up: 28th May 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th May Sefton and Manchester: libraries latest http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sefton-and-manchester-libraries-latest.html Manchester Evening News : 28th May Manchester’s Libraries reprieved amid ‘shambles’ claims Council bosses passed an  amended plan at their latest executive meeting after protests from  campaigners and a…

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Libraries News Round-up: 27th May 2013

This Is Nottingham : 25th May Samantha Mattos: Libraries are a modern marvel Our visits have ensured that books and everything else the library has  to offer are uppermost in my daughter’s favourite things. http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Samantha-Mattos-Libraries-modern-marvel/story-19088361-detail/story.html Canberra Times : 27th May…

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Libraries News Round-up: 24th May, 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. Public Libraries News : 23rd May Editorial |Adapt and survive: Arts Council England’s stark message under…

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Libraries News Round-up: 23rd May, 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 : 23rd May ACE: Libraries should be ‘hub’ of communities   http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-libraries-should-be-hub-communities.html  Campaign for…

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Libraries News Round-up: 22nd May 2013

Liverpool Echo : 22nd May Sefton | Merseyside library cull could lead to 40 (frontline) staff redundancies A report to councillors tells how between 16 and 19 full-time posts would be lost, but because the bulk of library staff are part-time that would put…

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Libraries News Round-up: 20th May 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. SW Londoner : 20th May Gove faces backlash after South West London libraries insist children…

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Libraries News Round-up: 18th May 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. BBC News : 18th May Campaigners protest against Herefordshire Council cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-22580529 Ledbury Reporter :…

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Libraries News Round-up: 16th May 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 INDEPENDENT : 16th May Children turn away from books in favour of reading electronically…

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