Libraries News Round-up: 12th December 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December
Should libraries rely on volunteers? 
includes a poll
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/poll/2013/dec/12/libraries-volunteers-council-cuts

London Evening Standard : 12th December
Derek Jacobi: Libraries have been a big part of my life and we must fight to save them 
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/derek-jacobi-libraries-have-been-a-big-part-of-my-life-andwe-must-fight-to-save-them-8999869.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th December
Derek Jacobi speaks up for libraries
A short precis of and link to the London Evening Standard article
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/derek-jacobi-speaks-libraries.html

Swindon Advertiser : 12th December
Letter (multiple signatories) | Cuts risk to history
Next week two local studies librarians will have to compete for a single job as Swindon Borough Council makes more cuts to its public services.
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/10873297.Letters_to_the_editor/

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 12th December
Update on Carillion
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/update-on-carillion.html …

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December
Councillor Tulip Siddiq – How a team of volunteers saved Camden’s at risk libraries
some worthwhile comments
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/dec/12/library-cuts-volunteers-saved-camdens-libraries

Wembley Matters : 11th December
Brent | Library Planning fraud investigation still awaited as developer consults in pub 
http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/library-planning-fraud-investigation.html 

This Is Cornwall : 12th December
Truro library is most-visited in the south west 
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/TRURO-library-visited-south-west/story-20316240-detail/story.html

Sir Derek Jacobi said cuts were a “mystery”

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