Libraries News Round-up: 23rd May, 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd May
ACE: Libraries should be ‘hub’ of communities  
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-libraries-should-be-hub-communities.html 

Campaign for the Book : 23rd May
Newsletter | “Envisioning” the decline of the public library service
http://alangibbons.net/2013/05/campaign-for-the-book-newsletter-envisioning-the-decline-of-the-public-library-service/

Library Campaign : 23rd May
ACE Libraries report launched – Missing in action? 
inc. link to Report
http://www.librarycampaign.com/ace-report-launched-missing-in-action/

CILIP : 23rd May
Press Release | Call for political leadership on Libraries
http://www.cilip.org.uk/news-media/Pages/news130523.aspx

SCL : 23rd May
SCL Welcomes Arts Council’s Envisioning Report
http://www.goscl.com/scl-welcomes-arts-councils-envisioning-report/ 

LocalGov.co.uk : 23rd May
Libraries must remain community hubs despite technological change, report says
inc quote from Ed Vaizey MP
http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=109920 

BBC News : 23rd May
Sefton Council approves plans to close seven libraries
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22645260

Liverpool Echo : 23rd May
Seven libraries to close by end of year, confirm Sefton Council
Council still open to community groups taking over, but campaigners fear being too late to act
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/sefton-council-confirms-seven-libraries-4007523

Crosby Herald : 23rd May
Sefton | Council report recommends closure of libraries in Crosby and Litherland 
http://www.crosbyherald.co.uk/news/crosby-news/2013/05/23/council-report-recommends-closure-of-libraries-in-crosby-and-litherland-68459-33369425/

Evesham Observer : 23rd May
Broadway More details given to help decide library future 
“It’s now up to the community to pull together to maintain the building and create a flexible exciting hub that really meets the needs of our community.”
http://www.eveshamobserver.co.uk/2013/05/23/news-More-details-given-to-help-decide-library-future-72020.html

 

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