Libraries News Round-up: 21st January 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 21st January
Improving council library and waste services – workshop
We will hold a workshop Wednesday 29 January from 12pm-2pm to discuss how core services can be made better
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2014/jan/21/improving-council-library-waste-services-workshop

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st January
Row over DCMS library closure statistics
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/row-over-dcms-library-closure-statistics.html

LocalGov : 21st January
Councils urged to sign up to digital inclusion campaign
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-urged-to-sign-up-to-digital-inclusion-campaign/35420

Dutch News : 21st January
Closing libraries will impoverish the Netherlands: commission
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/01/closing_libraries_will_impover.php

Plymouth Herald : 21st January
Spending on libraries may be slashed
He said existing libraries could also house police stations, housing and benefits offices, a one-stop shop for council services, perhaps even a doctor’s surgery. Each of these new users would pay rent to the council.
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Spending-libraries-slashed/story-20470587-detail/story.html

Burton Mail : 21st January
Derbyshire Isolation concern if ‘essential’ library service cut
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/Isolation-concern-if-essential-library-service-cut-20140121101451.htm

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