CILIP PMLG Newsletter – ‘Access’
Including, among others, articles from Annie Mauger, John Dolan and Ian Anstice
Stoke Sentinel : 20th December
Community volunteers could be drafted in to run libraries as part of a major-shake-up in Staffordshire
Some libraries could be taken over by community volunteers and others could be moved into pubs, post offices or fire stations as part of a major shake-up of the service. The changes could also see a number of small and under-used libraries across Staffordshire closed down altogether or replaced with mobile vans to save money.
The Echo : 20th December
New era for Southend libraries..but can volunteers make a success of council’s big idea?
Wiltshire Times : 20th December
Army of Wiltshire library volunteers is best in the west
Libraries across Wiltshire have more volunteers than anywhere else in the south-west, according to a new report.
Stamford Mercury : 20th December
Letter: Is council failing in its legal duty?
Bury Times : 19th December
Attempt to stop sculpture centre plan at Bury Library fails
Bristol Post : 20th December
Letter | Libraries are little more than internet cafes
Edinburgh Evening News : 19th December
‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry
Ireland | The public library as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural development
A Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 – 2017