Libraries News Round-up: 22nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 21st November
Campaigner meeting with Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group 20/11/13 
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/campaigner-meeting-with-libraries-all-party-parliamentary-group-201113

Mumsnet:  ‘Self service library counters – I hate ’em (50 posts)
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1919397-Self-service-library-counters-I-hate-em

Birmingham Post : 21st November
Capita pockets £1.2m to create Library of Birmingham website 
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/business-news/capita-pockets-12m-create-library-6324957

BBC News : 22nd November
Cornwall library closures ‘cannot be ruled out’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-25031416

East London Lines : 22nd November
Croydon libraries staff members’ jobs at risk following surprise management takeover by Carillion
http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2013/11/croydon-libraries-staff-members-jobs-at-risk-following-surprise-takeover-by-carillion/

This Is Lincolnshire : 22nd November
Last ditch bid from Labour councillors to save Lincolnshire libraries defeated
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/ditch-bid-Labour-councillors-save-Lincolnshire/story-20164992-detail/story.html#axzz2lOYi2bhn

The Lincolnite : 22nd November
Community hub focus in revised Lincolnshire libraries cuts plan
The main changes come at Tier 3 and 4 levels, regarding community-run services and mobile libraries. Now, the council would like to see up to 40 community-run libraries ….   (full details of all proposals, staff losses etc, given)
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/11/extra-focus-community-hubs-revised-lincoln-libraries-provision/

This Is Lincolnshire : 22nd November
More than 100 jobs lost under revised library plans
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Libs/story-20117924-detail/story.html#axzz2lOYi2bhn

Spalding Guardian : 22nd November
Libraries: the big debate in Lincoln
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/libraries-the-big-debate-in-lincoln-1-5701398

Stamford Mercury : 22nd November
Deepings library given no reprieve from county council cuts
http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/community/community-news/deepings-library-given-no-reprieve-from-county-council-cuts-1-5701574

Horncastle News : 22nd November
County Council U-turn boost for local libraries
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/community/community-news/county-council-u-turn-boost-for-local-libraries-1-5701364

Sleaford Today : 22nd November
Revised proposals for future of Lincolnshire libraries
http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/revised-proposals-for-future-of-lincolnshire-libraries-1-5701848

Bath Chronicle : 22nd November
Free tea and biscuits for councillors but volunteers have to pay
Two years ago, Wiltshire made widespread redundancies across the library service and instead recruited volunteers from the community to work to keep libraries open.
http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Free-tea-biscuits-councillors-volunteers-pay/story-20116893-detail/story.html

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