Libraries News Round-up: 14th 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.

Liverpool Echo : 14th May
Liverpool’s revamped Central Library is a cathedral of knowledge (Video)
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/in-the-mix/2013/05/14/echo-arts-editor-catherine-jones-has-a-look-round-liverpool-s-revamped-central-library-video-100252-33325314/

BBC News : 14th May
Herefordshire library and museums cuts prompts petition
Councillor Liz Chave, from the It’s Our County party, who is opposing cuts to library services, said: “There are statutory duties, supported  by legislation, to keep a library service in the county. What that will  look like in the future is the more debatable matter.” She said  community libraries, such as one run by a church in  Peterchurch, could become a popular model  across the county in the  future.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-22522167

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th May
Hereford at risk of library closures
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/hereford-risk-library-closures.html

Public Libraries News : 13th May
Deja vu from 1976 … and CILIP Scotland express deep concern over cuts in Moray
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/05/deja-vu-from-1976-and-cilip-scotland-express-deep-concern-over-cuts-in-moray.html

Good Library Guide : 14th May
Ebooks in public libraries…ssshhhhhh
http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2013/05/ebooks_in_publi.html

Mancunian Matters : 14th May
‘A slap in the face’ : Levenshulme campaigner and Northenden Lib Dem councillor condemn library closures
http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/140510533-%E2%80%98-slap-face%E2%80%99-levenshulme-campaigner-and-northenden-lib-dem-councillor-condemn-libr

Brent & Kilburn Times : 14th May
New ‘libraries’ councillor says community engagement is at the heart of her priorities
She said:  “What happened in Camden is a very good example of what can be done when public and voluntary sectors work together and is something  it would be fantastic to emulate.”
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/new_libraries_councillor_says_community_engagement_is_at_the_heart_of_her_priorities_1_2192807

Wales Online : 13th May
‘Nightmare scenario’ as Welsh councils fear violent cuts to services after Treasury spending review
“Mr Shotton said the Local Government Association (LGA) had mapped out  the impact of a 10% cut in funding for councils in 2015-16 in England  with spending cuts of up to 90% in non-statutory areas such as  children’s centres, museums, libraries and sports facilities.”
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-councils-face-significant-cuts-3661084

Brisbane Times : 14th May
Millions spent to revive council libraries
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/millions-spent-to-revive-council-libraries-20130514-2jkc0.html

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