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Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2017

The Guardian: 26 August Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/27/blood-bookworms-bosoms-and-bottoms-the-secret-life-of-libraries Dorset Echo: 27 August Friends of Weymouth Library (FOWL) has launched a new website to enhance their work http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15490696.___We_needed_an_e_presence____Volunteers_launch_new_website_to_support_library/ Bath Chronicle: 27 August LETTER: Let’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 July

Libraries Taskforce blog: 20 July A core dataset for libraries The full dataset has not been released. This post details that work on defining the dataset has been undertaken, although not yet complete https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/20/a-core-dataset-for-libraries/ BBC News: 20 July Somerset County…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 July

Bath Echo: 18 July Council Cabinet Member asked for go-ahead to combine library and One Stop Shop http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/council-cabinet-member-asked-go-ahead-combine-library-one-stop-shop-74160/ Bath Chronicle: 18 July Bath library site options not ‘viable’ because of disability access problems, campaigners say http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-library-site-options-not-210358 Bath Chronicle: 18 July…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 July

Westmorland Gazette: 13 July Lancashire | Bolton-le-Sands and Silverdale libraries on brink of new chapter today (Thursday) at Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15401805.Bolton_le_Sands_and_Silverdale_libraries_on_brink_of_new_chapter_today__Thursday_/ Lancashire Evening Post: 13 July Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras http://www.lep.co.uk/news/cabinet-decision-due-on-reopening-libraries-and-fishergate-traffic-cameras-1-8647554…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 June

The Courier: 6 June Val McDermid says she “would not be a writer” without public libraries https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/441915/val-mcdermid-says-not-writer-without-public-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 6 June Library sell-off back from the brink http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/library-sell-off-back-from-the-brink-1-8581417 York Press: 7 June New mobile library to launch Replaces Haxby library which…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 November 2015

PublicSectorExecutive (PSE) : 5th November Devon libraries to be outsourced to private company owned by staff http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/devon-libraries-to-be-outsourced-to-private-company-owned-by-staff?dorewrite=false Cambridge News : 5th November Have your say on ways Cambridgeshire libraries can make money – and stave off the threat of cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th January 2014

Voices for the Library : 28th January Data protection and volunteer-led libraries http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/01/data-protection-and-volunteer-led-libraries/ Swindon Advertiser : 28th January Letter | Valuable volunteers As the manager of the Walcot Community Shop I would like to correct the references Sherry Waldon made about the shop and…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 26th January Editorial | UK children’s libraries could do better http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/uk-childrens-libraries-could-do-better.html Basingstoke Gazette : 25th January Hampshire | Future uncertain for Kingsclere library “I am optimistic that we will be able to reach an agreement with the local community.  We…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th January 2014

Swindon Advertiser : 24th January Letter | Library truths http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/10963141.Letters_to_the_editor__24_1_14/ Louth Leader : 25th January Is there new hope for libraries in Sutton on Sea and Alford? It will be a massive challenge for these two groups to find the volunteers to…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th January 2014

India Education Diary : 24th January Public libraries to get a massive facelift under National Mission on Libraries  http://indiaeducationdiary.in/Shownews.asp?newsid=27737 BBC News : 23rd January Library cuts plans approved by Herefordshire Council  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-25871262 News 24 : 24th January US kids don’t…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd January £12m library plan for Westminster gets go-ahead https://www.thebookseller.com/news/%C2%A312m-library-plan-westminster-gets-go-ahead.html Birmingham Mail : 23rd January Four Birmingham libraries facing closure because of budget cuts  http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/four-birmingham-libraries-facing-closure-6556612 The Star : 23rd January Town Hall ‘hid library review’ http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/town-hall-hid-library-review-1-6390593 Herald…