Libraries News Round-up: 12th January 2014

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH : 12th January
Volunteers needed to run museums and libraries
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10565926/Volunteers-needed-to-run-museums-and-libraries.html

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH : 12th January
Volunteers must take a role in running parks and museums
By Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10565979/Volunteers-must-take-a-role-in-running-parks-and-museums.html

James Powney’s Blog : 12th January
Do Volunteer Libraries Work as Libraries 
I certainly can’t see any proof for Ed Vaizey’s belief that volunteer libraries are hugely successful.  Quite simply, no one seems to have collected any evidence on the subject.  Nor is it all clear that they are cheaper.
http://jamespowney.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/do-volunteer-libraries-work-as-libraries.html

Lincolnshire Echo : 12th January
Volunteers rallying to run Lincolnshire libraries but five may close due to lack of interest
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Volunteers-rallying-run-libraries-close-lack/story-20415362-detail/story.html

The Star : 12th January
Derbyshire Mobile library service faces the axe in new council review
Withdrawing the entire fleet of 10 vehicles from the county’s roads is one of the options being considered as part of the library review.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/mobile-library-service-faces-the-axe-in-new-council-review-1-6365745

Tottenham Journal : 12th January
Haringey | ‘Cuts still threaten our fantastic libraries’
http://www.tottenhamjournal.co.uk/news/features/comment_cuts_still_threaten_our_fantastic_libraries_haringey_1_3199859

South Wales Evening Post : 12th January
People power set to take over threatened Resolven library
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/People-power-set-threatened-Resolven-library/story-20432807-detail/story.html

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