Libraries News Round-up: 26 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th June
Pubs could deliver more future library services
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pubs-could-deliver-more-future-library-services.html

LGA Magazine
by William Sieghart – ‘Future Libraries’
http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/first-features/-/journal_content/56/10180/6287803/NEWS

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 26th June
Dawn of the Unread, Merrick Cockell, franchising & Sieghart’s message to the LGA http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/dawn-of-unread-merrick-cockell.html

Lincolnshire Echo : 26th June
Alford library blow as volunteers stand down
“It highlights to me the sustainability issue of volunteers and also how much you can push them before they say enough is enough. Most of the 12 will be carrying on with volunteering with other organisations in the Town.
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Alford-library-blow-volunteers-stand/story-21296069-detail/story.html

Business News : 26th June
Manchester Central Library opens new Business and IP Centre after £48 million refurbishment
https://bdaily.co.uk/environment/26-06-2014/manchester-central-library-opens-new-business-and-ip-centre-after-48-million-refurbishment/

Crawley Observer : 26th June
Digital library launched in Crawley
http://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/local/digital-library-launched-in-crawley-1-6143491

Preston Citizen : 26th June
Lancashire New Eccleston library ready for the community
After spending several months in temporary accommodation, the library has moved into a brand new building that is part of a new shopping complex.
http://www.prestoncitizen.co.uk/news/chorley/11300208.New_Eccleston_library_ready_for_the_community/

Express & Star : 26th June
Wolverhampton council boss: £25m cuts backed ‘with deep regret’
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/06/26/wolverhampton-council-boss-25m-cuts-backed-with-deep-regret/

Exeter Express & Echo : 25th June
Fears for the future of local libraries across East Devon
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Fears-future-local-libraries-East-Devon/story-21284059-detail/story.html

Cratus Communications : 24th June
Sir Merrick Cockell to lead Cratus from July
“I am delighted to be joining Cratus at such an exciting time in their development. Having observed their work with John Laing pioneering contracted-out library services, I know that they are one of the few companies that truly understand how local government works.”
http://www.cratus.co.uk/portfolio/sir-merrick-cockell-lead-cratus-july

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