Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 18th September
Ed Vaizey v. Sheffield Council: battle is joined
detailed analysis of Ed Vaizey’s letter to the council
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/ed-vaizey-v-sheffield-council-battle-is-joined.html

Alan Gibbons Diary : 19th September
What Ed Vaizey doesn’t tell you
http://alangibbons.net/2014/09/what-ed-vaizey-doesnt-tell-you/

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th September
Vaizey letter delays Sheffield library moves 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-letter-delays-sheffield-library-moves.html

GOV.UK : 18th September
Government response to the public consultation on the proposed
abolition of the Advisory Council on Libraries

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-public-consultation-on-the-proposed-abolition-of-the-advisory-council-on-libraries

Publishers Association : 19th September
Publishing industry sets out policy proposals for next government
Calls for for school libraries to be statutory.  Calls for (Manifesto p.11) a Parliamentary Commission to look into the operation of the 1964 Act
Find link to their Manifesto here:  http://bit.ly/XsxzgG

Leon’s Library Blog : 19th September
Cilip subscription fees
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/09/19/cilip-subscription-fees/

Save Doncaster Libraries : 19th September
And in case you missed it… Doncaster are ‘giving’ another 8 libraries to volunteers
http://savedoncasterlibraries.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/and-in-case-you-missed-it-doncaster-are-giving-another-8-libraries-to-volunteers/

Peterborough Telegraph : 19th September
Letter: Should we fear for our libraries?
Is this City Council going to be failing the children and young people again? 
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/latest-opinion/letter-should-we-fear-for-our-libraries-1-6307125

Yorkshire Post : 19th September
Council could face inquiry over decision to cut library funding 
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/local-stories/council-could-face-inquiry-over-decision-to-cut-library-funding-1-6848936

ITV News : 19th September
Leicestershire Council may cut library opening hours
http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2014-09-19/leicestershire-council-may-cut-library-opening-hours/

Newbury Today : 19th September
Hampshire | Decision on Kingsclere library proposed closure shelved (postponed)
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/2014/decision-on-kingsclere-library-proposed-closure-shelved 

Bournemouth Echo : 19th September
Should council start community libraries? Views sought on proposals to axe Poole’s mobile library
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11484830.Should_council_start_community_libraries__Views_sought_on_proposals_to_axe_Poole___s_mobile_library/

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