Libraries News Round-up: 20th February 2014

BBC News : 20th February
Hampshire mobile library services face cutbacks 
The consultation also includes changes to how libraries in Grayshott, Kingsclere and Milford on Sea are run.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-26269581

Cambridge News : 20th February
£3m for two new libraries in Sawston and Cambridge
One will replace the branch that was gutted by fire in Sawston in 2012, while another will be built on the site of East Barnwell Community Centre in Cambridge.
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/3m-for-new-libraries-in-Sawston-and-Cambridge-20140220170856.htm

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th February
Sheffield approves major library cuts
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sheffield-approves-major-library-cuts.html

BBC News : 20th February
Sheffield libraries to be run by community groups
The council said if groups did not make “sufficient progress, or fail to submit a business plan to the required standard” closures would still be needed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-26273808

The Star : 20th February
Sheffield | ‘the day democracy failed’
75 staff to go & 15 libraries to be “relinquished”
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/news-1-6452451

The Star : 20th February
Letter | Sheffield | We should urge council to think outside the box
We would urge them to continue to ‘think outside the box’ – to find a way of keeping these libraries under council ownership, with trained library staff.  Even one member of staff working with volunteers would be better than no experienced librarian – a part-time employee who could oversee several libraries on a peripatetic basis.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/we-should-urge-council-to-think-outside-the-box-1-6451015

Sheffield Telegraph : 20th February
Library protesters fail to write different chapter
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/what-s-on/library-protesters-fail-to-write-different-chapter-1-6451552

This Is Cornwall : 20th February
Libraries’ vital role in our communities
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Libraries-vital-role-communities/story-20666295-detail/story.html

Burton Mail : 20th February
One week left to have say on libraries’ future
Staffordshire County Council is considering how to make libraries viable in the 21st century …
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/One-week-left-to-have-say-on-libraries-future-20140220152601.htm

Library Journal : 20th February
U.K. Libraries Offer Free Article Access to Walk-Ins
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/02/oa/u-k-libraries-offer-free-article-access-to-walk-ins/

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