Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th March
BBC investigation finds 8,000 library jobs lost in six years
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/8k-library-jobs-lost-due-closures-325187

BBC News : 29th March
Libraries: The decline of a profession?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35724957

BBC News : 29th March
Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35707956

BBC Radio 2 : 29th March
Jeremy Vine
from 31 mins 40 secs in : Libraries
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b074lfpf

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th March
Jilly Cooper hits out at ‘fatal’ impact of local government cuts to libraries 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/authorinterviews/12206532/Jilly-Cooper-hits-out-at-fatal-impact-of-local-government-cuts-to-libraries.html

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th March
Don’t mourn the loss of libraries – the internet has made them obsolete
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/12206475/Dont-mourn-the-loss-of-libraries-the-internet-has-made-them-obsolete.html

THE GUARDIAN : 29th March
Libraries facing ‘greatest crisis’ in their history 
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/29/libraries-facing-greatest-crisis-in-their-history

THE INDEPENDENT : 29th March
Closing libraries is a fine way to keep the poor powerless
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/closing-libraries-is-a-fine-way-to-keep-the-poor-powerless-a6958631.html

Lincolnshire Echo : 29th March
Libraries run by volunteers in Lincolnshire could be ‘unsustainable’
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Libraries-run-volunteers-Lincolnshire/story-29011702-detail/story.html

Sunderland Echo : 29th March
City one of worst for axing libraries
11 have closed since 2010
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/city-one-of-worst-for-axing-libraries-1-7821899

Plymouth Herald : 29th March
Hundreds of library jobs axed in the Westcountry as cuts spark surge in volunteers
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Hundreds-library-jobs-axed-cuts-spark-surge/story-29011989-detail/story.html 

Crewe Chronicle : 29th March
Cheshire East | Crewe Library building to close tomorrow ready for relocation
http://www.crewechronicle.co.uk/news/crewe-library-building-close-tomorrow-11107458

Leon’s Library Blog : 29th March
Papering Over The Cracks
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/03/29/papering-over-the-cracks/

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