Libraries News Round-up: 20th December 2013

CILIP PMLG  Newsletter – ‘Access’
Including, among others, articles from Annie Mauger, John Dolan and Ian Anstice
http://info.cilip.org.uk/FS/2834/Documents/PMLG%20Access%20Issue%201.pdf 

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.
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Community-volunteers-drafted-run-libraries-major/story-20346737-detail/story.html

The Echo : 20th December
New era for Southend libraries..but can volunteers make a success of council’s big idea?
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/10889353.New_era_for_Southend_libraries___but_can_volunteers_make_a_success_of_council___s_big_idea_/?ref=nt

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.
http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/inyourtown/wiltshire/10892752.Army_of_Wiltshire_library_volunteers_is_best_in_the_west/?action=success

Stamford Mercury : 20th December
Letter: Is council failing in its legal duty?
http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/letter-is-council-failing-in-its-legal-duty-1-5763846

Bury Times : 19th December
Attempt to stop sculpture centre plan at Bury Library fails
http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/10890419.Attempt_to_stop_sculpture_centre_plan_at_Bury_Library_fails/?ref=rss

Bristol Post : 20th December
Letter | Libraries are little more than internet cafes
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Libraries-Little-internet-cafes/story-20346799-detail/story.html

Edinburgh Evening News : 19th December
‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/superhero-librarians-are-saved-after-public-outcry-1-3239255

Ireland The public library as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural development
A Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 – 2017
http://www.lgma.ie/sites/default/files/public_libraries_strategy_2013_2017.pdf

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