Locality : 22nd July
Income Generation for Public Libraries: a Practical Guide for Library Service
Commissioners and Providers in England
Library Campaign : 21st July
The spin behind council’s message on libraries exposed by Dorset library user
Ledbury Reporter : 22nd July
Hay-on-Wye under attack
The town council has issued a public warning that funding for libraries and playing fields could soon follow the public toilet budget down the pan.
Loughborough Echo : 22nd July
Leicestershire | Air your views on communities strategy
The council has launched 10 weeks of consultation on how it will:
• Help people and communities to support themselves and vulnerable people, reducing the demand on public services;
• Devolve services – increase the ability of community groups to take over, or work more closely with, services currently delivered by the council;
• Ensure voluntary groups support the council to deliver its priorities on service devolution and help for vulnerable people.
News Shopper : 22nd July
Kent County Council admits to job advert blunder after libraries vacancy is pulled
Kent County Council has admitted it made a “mistake” by posting a job advert about transforming its libraries into a trust model – before publicly consulting on the change or having councillors agree to it.
Express & Star : 22nd July
Staffordshire library’s hours under threat despite review
“I am very concerned that this consultation is not as transparent and open as it is being made out to be. It appears that in some areas that decisions have already been made.”
Hinckley Times : 22nd July
Leicestershire | Book lovers hoping for people power win
Sunderland Echo : 22nd July
Letter | What about those without gadgets?
“It is very sad that we now have a group of people who can be called the ‘digitally disenfranchised’”. http://www.sunderlandecho.com/
Ripley & Heanor News : 22nd July
Derbyshire | Have your say on mobile libraries
John Mowbray, an MSc student of Information and Library Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is currently conducting research into the impact of community grassroots campaigns on public library closures in the UK.
He is seeking participants for his survey questionnaire, a link to which can be found below. He requires the response of people who have, to varying degrees, been actively involved in a grassroots movement as a campaigner against the proposed closure of local library facilities.
Please take a look and moment to respond. And please share!