Libraries News Round-up: 29th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 28th January
Editorial | To claim that paid staff can in any way give a better service is ridiculous”
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/to-claim-that-paid-staff-can-in-any-way-give-a-better-service-is-ridiculous.html

LocalGov : 29th January
Councils paying over the odds for IT equipment, survey finds
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-paying-over-the-odds-for-IT-equipment-survey-finds/35492

Locality.org : 28th January
Enabling enterprise in libraries
Locality is pleased to announce that it is working with Arts Council England to explore existing good practice and assess the further potential to enable enterprise amongst library service providers.
http://locality.org.uk/news/enabling-enterprise-libraries/

Leon’s Library Blog : 25th January
Time to consolidate?
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/01/25/time-to-consolidate/

Yorkshire Post : 29th January
Letter | Libraries are not a luxury
from Will Hiorns, Sheffield
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/letters/libraries-are-not-a-luxury-1-6403398

Derby Telegraph : 29th January
Mobile library cuts will hit elderly and children, say Derbyshire villagers
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Mobile-library-cuts-hit-elderly-children-say/story-20518376-detail/story.html

Stoke Sentinel : 29th January
Public invited to have their say on future of Staffordshire’s library service
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Public-invited-say-future-Staffordshire-s-library/story-20516849-detail/story.html

Ipswich Star : 28th January
Suffolk: County council’s budget set to go to full meeting
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk_county_council_s_budget_set_to_go_to_full_meeting_1_3257272

THE GUARDIAN : 28th January
Spending crisis could spark a local government finance revolution
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2014/jan/28/local-government-finance-tax-rises-funding-gaps

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