Libraries News Round-up: 10th 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 : 10th May
ACE’s Ashley: libraries ‘good at adapting’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/aces-ashley-libraries-good-adapting.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th May
Eastell to be next SCL president 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/eastell-be-next-scl-president.html

Save Herefordshire’s Libraries
To Herefordshire Council
We call on Herefordshire Council to oppose the 75% cut to Herefordshire’s  Library Service and the subsequent closure of all but one of the  county’s Libraries.  One library can not provide a comprehensive and  efficient library service for all persons in the area that want to make  use of it, as required by the Public Libraries and Museums Act.
http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-herefordshire-s-libraries#comment-891256584

Public Libraries News : 9th May
“Fear of change”: William Sieghart interviewed
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/05/fear-of-change-william-sieghart-interviewed.html

Save Burnage Library | Manchester : 10th May
The Contemporary Doomsday Book is out
So the long awaited library consultation report to the neighbourhood scrutiny committee was published on Thursday. It  is a mammoth 164 page document of 9MB in size, which is why I’ve been  somewhat quiet. Unsurprisingly, I’ve been doing what all good library  users do. I’ve been engrossed reading it before the weekend. For what it is worth, I am shocked at the poor quality of the analysis and together with the rest of the campaigns around Manchester, I am shocked at the  rhetoric.
http://saveburnagelibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/the-contemporary-doomsday-book-is-out.html

Scilly Today : 9th May
Scilly’s New Library Gets First Public Viewing
http://www.scillytoday.com/2013/05/09/scillys-new-library-gets-first-public-viewing/

Burton Mail : 10th May
Staffordshire | Libraries offer online practice citizenship tests
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/Libraries-offer-online-practice-citizenship-tests-20130510144425.htm

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