Libraries News Round-up: 13 May 2014

The Library Campaign : 13th May
Local Elections – Speak Up for Libraries
http://www.librarycampaign.com/local-elections-speak-up-for-libraries/

THE GUARDIAN : 13th May
Join the library, borrow books and make government sit up and take notice
Crime writer Ann Cleeves urges action
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2014/may/13/more-libraries-cloes-what-are-we-losing

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th May
Cleeves: ‘Libraries need qualified staff’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cleeves-libraries-need-qualified-staff.html

Public Libraries News : 12th May
Editorial “Under Pressure” report from the LGA
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/05/under-pressure-report-from-the-lga.html

Slide Share : 11th May
Volunteers in UK public libraries
Ian Anstice’s presentation on the impact of volunteers on UK public libraries over the last three years 2010-14. Produced for the Association de Bibliothecaires Francais conference in Paris June 2014.
http://www.slideshare.net/iananstice5/volunteers-in-uk-public-libraries

Mid Devon Gazette: 13th May
‘We have to fight to save services’
District Councillor Linda Holloway, speaking at Cullompton’s annual parish meeting on Thursday, said that people assumed wrongly that the town library would be spared from cuts because it was new and a large ‘hub’ but she feared this may not be the case.
http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/FIGHT-SAVE-SERVICES/story-21088436-detail/story.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th May
Don’t be a loan
How libraries and bookshops can work together
http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/dont-be-loan.html

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