Libraries News Round-up: 17th January 2014

UKAuthority.com : 17th January
Librarians alarmed at community policy
Key advice on www.gov.uk about setting up community managed libraries is flawed and does not appear to have ministerial sign-off, the body representing professional librarians claimed this week. The allegation will fuel concerns about the future of local authority public libraries – a cornerstone of efforts to improve digital inclusion
http://www.ukauthority.com/tabid/64/Default.aspx?id=4526

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January
Major library cutbacks planned in Doncaster 
Doncaster’s council has put forward cost-cutting plans which could leave just four out of 20 libraries in the borough council-run, with the remaining 16 being run by volunteers.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/major-library-cutbacks-planned-doncaster.html

You Tube: 16th January
Video – We Need Libraries 
‘Don’t Close our Libraries’ Song and (New) – many individuals featured, holding up their Library Cards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdMcjhM3IvM

The Star : 17th January
Letter | You shouldn’t believe all that you read or hear
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/you-shouldn-t-believe-all-that-you-read-or-hear-1-6378966

Hinckley Times : 17th January
Leicestershire Libraries in firing line for cost-cuts 
http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/village-libraries-across-hinckley-bosworth-6521292

Market Rasen Mail : 17th January
Letter | Library Decision – Did council get it right?
http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-library-decision-did-council-get-it-right-1-5808639

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