Libraries News Round-up: 17th October 2013

CILIP : 17th October
CILIP call for ministerial clarification over community-managed library ‘advice’ on gov.uk
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/cilip-call-ministerial-clarification-over-community-managed-library-advice-govuk-0

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October
Government library guidance ‘hits new low’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-library-guidance-hits-new-low.html

HelenMilner.com : 16th October
Speech Re-imagining Carnegie: Libraries for the 21st Century
In order to prepare for today I literally imagined myself sitting with Andrew Carnegie …. I too am a positivist and a modernist. But I’m pretty certain he wouldn’t want to ‘save the libraries’
(and view comments)
http://helenmilner.com/2013/10/16/re-imagining-carnegie-libraries-for-the-21st-century-helen-milner/

Chester First : 17th October
Anger over uncertainty about Cheshire’s libraries
“I have heard that staff are being told to close up libraries if there are insufficient staff.  I want to know who took this decision and why councillors have not been consulted or even informed. Will it mean our libraries’ opening times will be decided on the basis of how many staff turn up on the day?”
http://www.chesterfirst.co.uk/news/127422/anger-over-uncertainty-about-cheshire-s-libraries.aspx

The Star : 17th October
South Yorkshire councils manage to save libraries
Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham compared
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/south-yorkshire-councils-manage-to-save-libraries-1-6158162

Wales Online : 17th October
Rhondda Cynon Taf: Savage cuts to jobs and services in council plan 
Proposals are in place to shut more than half the county’s libraries
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/savage-cuts-jobs-services-council-6192678

North London Today : 17th October
£4.45m for Palmers Green library revamp
One week after this paper reported widespread teething problems with IT upgrades in the borough’s libraries, the council has announced a multi-million pound spend on another library upgrade.
http://www.northlondon-today.co.uk/News.cfm?id=35769&headline=%C2%A34.45m%20for%20Palmers%20Green%20library%20revamp

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