Libraries News Round-up: 17 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th December
Librarians take legal battle against library closures to government
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Cilip) is challenging the government over its “failure to carry out their legal duty to the public …”

THE GUARDIAN : 17th December
UK library closures and the fights to save them

LGA : 17th December
Local councils have a statutory duty to protect libraries

THE GUARDIAN : 17th December
Libraries today are as fast and more generous than any online bookshop
Emma Brockes – New York

Swindon Advertiser : 17th December
Our fate is in our own hands, says council leader
“We are starting the process to save about £1.4million – that’s 65% – of the cost of the library service”

The Extra : 17th December
East Renfrewshire | Union joins school library cuts fight

Wales Online : 17th December
Cardiff | Letter: Insulted by ‘asset transfer’ proposal
All we want for Christmas, Cardiff council, is our library back.

Morpeth Herald : 17th December
Northumberland Town centre library on the move

Chronicle Live : 17th December
Northumberland Budget cuts see flooded Morpeth library close after 50 years as community’s hub

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th December
Local authorities risk ‘breaking law’ on libraries

Taskforce Blog : 16th December
The Taskforce seeks your views about the ‘beta’ version of their new toolkit

News Shopper : 16th December
Greenwich Conservatives propose policy to protect borough’s smaller libraries


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