Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November
Report highlights “concerning” gender pay gap in library sector
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-highlights-lack-diversity-library-workers-317381

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November
ACE ‘astonished’ by increase in funding 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mixed-reaction-trade-following-spending-review-317394

CILIP : 25th November
Autumn Statement is “perfect storm” for libraries warns CILIP
http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/autumn-statement-perfect-storm-libraries-warns-cilip

THE GUARDIAN : 25th November
Local councils warn of critical funding crisis as £18bn grant is scrapped
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/25/local-government-councils-funding-gap-critical-budget-cuts-social-care-spending-review

Brixton Blog : 25th November
Lambeth Library consultation ‘fake’ charge campaigners
http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-consultation-fake-charge-campaigners/34293

Portsmouth News : 25th November
Hampshire County Council accused of holding ‘phony’ consultation into cuts to library service
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/hampshire-county-council-accused-of-holding-phony-consultation-into-cuts-to-library-service-1-7083789

Horncastle News : 25th November
Fears for community hub after ‘£10k bill’
Lincolnshire County Council has been accused of “murdering” library services after a community hub surviving on a ‘shoestring’ claims it was slapped with a £10,000 business rates bill.
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/fears-for-community-hub-after-10k-bill-1-7082624

BBC News : 25th November
Two Brighton libraries introduce out-of-hours service
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-34919056

Manchester Evening News : 25th November
Manchester Central Library to be the home of a Google ‘Digital Garage’
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/manchester-central-library-home-google-10493466

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