Libraries News Round-up: 19th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th September
‘No confidence’ Vaizey vote this Saturday

Alan Gibbons Diary : 19th September
No confidence motion in Ed Vaizey
Alan’s opinion piece

Ledbury Reporter : 19th September
Live blog: Updates from today’s Herefordshire Council cabinet meeting

Hereford Times : 19th September
Herefordshire libraries on ‘borrowed time’ – cabinet meeting today
Cabinet will be warned that the savings proposed are just the start and even these open up the likelihood of legal challenges.

Ledbury Reporter : 19th September
Herefordshire | Alternative to planned cuts to cultural services made hours before crucial meeting

Public Libraries News : 18th September
Editorial | “Volunteer grooming”: From opposition to proposition

Sheffield Telegraph : 19th September
Community lifeline hope for libraries
The council is starting negotiations to assess the potential models of operation and their viability.

The Star : 19th September
Author calls Sheffield library cuts a ‘tragedy’
“there are so many things libraries do which probably aren’t on people’s radars as much as they could be.”

The Star : 19th September
Sheffield | Take Two with Colin Drury
Maybe Libraries should shut

Norwich Evening News : 19th September
Revealed: Social care, mobile libraries, bus subsidies and school crossing patrols at risk as Norfolk
County Council looks to make £140m of cuts
Reducing how often mobile libraries call at some places and cutting staff in branch libraries to save £400,000.

Exeter Express & Echo : 18th September
Council outlines changes planned for Exeter libraries
“We are investing a huge amount of money in transforming Exeter Central Library into a new multi-million pound resource for information, learning and culture at the very heart of the city, so it makes sense that we consider what impact this change will have on the other libraries within the city, and how we deliver library services in Exeter in the future.”

Evesham Observer : 19th September
Community group to manage (Broadway) library
The meeting later this month will be held to set the wheels in motion to form a community group to manage the library. The library will continue to be run by skilled and experienced paid staff as part of a Worcestershire County Council service.

BBC News : 18th September
Free wi-fi set up at Northamptonshire libraries
The service is available to members of the public, whether or not they are library members.

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