Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2014

Booking opens for Speak Up For Libraries Conference on 22 Nov 2014
Meet the decision-makers
http://speakupforlibraries.org/sufl-conference/booking-opens-for-speak-up-for-libraries-conference-2014/

Computer Weekly : 23rd September
Investment needed to tackle digital divide, says Go ON UK
A lot of libraries have 10-year-old desktops, are staffed by volunteers without digital skills or are under so much demand they have to limit users to 30-minute sessions. 
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240231234/Investment-needed-to-tackle-UK-digital-divide-says-Go-ON

THE GUARDIAN : 23rd September
Children’s Books | What book makes you the happiest?
To celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge, as well as the beginning of Chatterbooks Week, the Reading Agency is holding a poll
http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/sep/23/which-childrens-books-make-you-happiest-reading-agency

Burton Law : 23rd September
Why we supported the Save Lincolnshire Libraries Campaign
http://www.qualitysolicitors.com/burtonandco/blog/2014/09/why-we-supported-the-save-lincolnshire-libraries-campaign

Leon’s Library Blog : 23rd September
Who’s in the house?
Looking forward to the CILIP debate on Saturday, 27th September
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/09/23/whos-in-the-house/ 

InfoDocket : 22nd September
Netherlands: Swets Files For Bankruptcy
http://www.infodocket.com/2014/09/22/netherlands-swets-files-for-bankruptcy/

Derby Telegraph : 23rd September
80% of Derbyshire’s mobile library service set to be axed 
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/80-Derbyshire-s-mobile-library-service-set-axed/story-22967635-detail/story.html

Exmouth Journal : 23rd September
Case to be made to save Budleigh Salterton Library
“What we are being asked to do with libraries is move them forward for our children and our grandchildren.”
http://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/case_to_be_made_to_keep_library_1_3780630

Horncastle News : 23rd September
UKIP leads no confidence bid in Lincolnshire County Council bosses on libraries issue
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/ukip-leads-no-confidence-bid-in-lincolnshire-county-council-bosses-on-libraries-issue-1-6315799

The Star : 22nd September
North Lincolnshire | Isle library opening hours to be extended
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/isle-library-opening-hours-to-be-extended-1-6854500

Portsmouth News : 23rd September
Hampshire | Library bus to stop visiting some rural areas
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/education/library-bus-to-stop-visiting-some-rural-areas-1-6314524

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