Libraries News Round-up: 22 May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd May
Kent looks to outsource over 90 libraries
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/kent-looks-outsource-over-90-libraries.html

Local Government Chronicle : 22nd May
Nottingamshire: a radical way forward 
http://www.lgcplus.com/topics/procurement/notthingamshire-a-radical-way-forward/5070926.article?blocktitle=&contentID=

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd May
New management structure for PLR
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/new-management-structure-plr.html

ITV News : 21st May
Leicestershire libraries in need of volunteers to run service
inc Video – the council’s ‘support package’ 
http://www.itv.com/news/central/story/2014-05-21/leicester-libraries-to-close-unless-volunteers-step-in/

ITV News : 22nd May
School children protest against potential library closures in Devon 
http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2014-05-22/school-children-protest-against-potential-library-closures-in-devon-as-exeter-central-library-reopens/

Midweek Herald : 22nd May
Devon | New figures boost fight to save Axminster Library
Campaigners fighting to safeguard library services at Axminster claim they have figures to prove it is the most cost effective in Devon.  And they are calling on the county council to abandon plans to downgrade it to a volunteer-run service.
http://www.midweekherald.co.uk/news/new_figures_boost_fight_to_save_axminster_library_1_3610759

Leicester Mercury : 22nd May
Letter Libraries solution is cut opening times
I am disgusted by Leicestershire County Council’s idea to make village libraries run by volunteers to save money.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Libraries-solution-cut-opening-times/story-21126545-detail/story.html

West Briton : 22nd May
Cornwall | Camborne library sale plan ‘a blow to heritage’ 
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Camborne-library-sale-plan-8216-blow-heritage/story-21119505-detail/story.html

EDP24 : 22nd May
Suffolk | Plans to move Eye library are shelved
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/plans_to_move_eye_library_are_shelved_1_3610569

Barry & District News : 21st May
Protestors say library proposals could lead to ‘death by a thousand cuts’ 
“There is a great deal of anger at the thought that as a community Dinas Library would be downgraded.”
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11228341.display/

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