Libraries News Round-up: 10th October 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 10th October
Super-libraries herald a new age in the life of a humble institution

The rise of super-libraries is an example of the growing inequality in the provision of libraries across the country

http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2013/oct/10/super-libraries-birmingham-public-resources

THE GUARDIAN :  10th October
Wales’s cultural landscape is being bulldozed by cuts
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/10/wales-cultural-landscape-bulldozed-cuts?CMP=twt_gu

THE GUARDIAN : 9th October 
Diary: Ed Vaizey – he’s a minister in tune with the public
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/oct/09/hugh-muir-diary-ed-vaizey

Public Libraries News : 9th October
Editorial Reasons to be cheerful or, well, part of one: the BBC public opinion survey
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/10/reasons-to-be-cheerful-or-well-part-of-one-the-bbc-public-opinion-survey.html

Gazette Series : 10th October
South Gloucestershire Unison in possible strike action at libraries tomorrow
http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/10730339.Further_strike_action_possible_at_South_Gloucestershire_libraries/

SWLondoner : 10th October
Campaigners fear for future of Croydon libraries uncertain after facilities outsourced 
http://swlondoner.co.uk/content/10102265-campaigners-fear-future-croydon-libraries-uncertain-after-facilities-outsourced

This Is Lincolnshire : 10th October
I am just as concerned as anyone over threat of library closures
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/just-concerned-threat-library-closures/story-19914311-detail/story.html

LocalGov.co.uk : 10th October
Doncaster ruling means councils can’t force mayors to revise budgets, top judge finds
http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=111271

Save Moray Libraries : 9th October
Libraries campaign is set for debate at Holyrood
http://saveourlibraries.org.uk/?p=72

Galloway News : 10th October
Council shop doctor criticises plan to move Dalbeattie library 
Bill Smith is paid by the local authority to offer advice to town centre shops on how to increase footfall and improve their business.
http://www.dgstandard.co.uk/galloway-news/news/2013/10/10/council-shop-doctor-criticises-plan-to-move-dalbeattie-library-51311-33932584/

Brent Council Lib Dems : 9th October
New venue for councillor’s surgery as Lib Dem Leader forced to leave old Barham Park library building
http://brentcouncillibdems.com/2013/10/09/new-venue-for-councillors-surgery/

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