Libraries News Round-up: 3 July 2014

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd July
Sir Peter Tapsell (Con MP) & Lincs Library Cuts
Councillor Stephen Palmer receives an answer to his Open Letter from the Father of the House
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/03/sir-peter-tapsell-con-mp-lincs-library-cuts/

The Journal : 3rd July
Ireland | Literacy to be targeted with the ‘priority it deserves’ at local level
http://www.thejournal.ie/literary-levels-right-to-read-programme-ireland-local-authorities-1550753-Jul2014/

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 3rd July
LSSI secure contract, a Punk archive and ‘The State of Reference Collections’ report
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/lssi-secure-contract-punk-archive-and.html 

Infoism : 3rd July
The future for libraries across Europe against a backdrop of ‘austerity’
In the UK, there has been a growth in so-called ‘community libraries’. The terminology appears harmless, but the reality is quite different.
Article commissioned by the Russian International Affairs Council and reproduced with their permission.
http://infoism.co.uk/2014/04/the-future-for-libraries-across-europe-against-a-backdrop-of-austerity/

Birmingham Post : 3rd July
Has Joe’s rich local legacy long since died?
Dr Chris Upton is Reader in Public History at Newman University Birmingham
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/news-opinion/chris-upton-joes-rich-local-7365358

LGA : 3rd July
People unhappy with how councils target spending, says research
http://www.localgov.co.uk/People-unhappy-with-how-councils-target-spending-says-research/36668

Wigan Today : 3rd July
Jobs axe at trust
Some services currently delivered by WLCT, such as libraries, heritage and the teams that maintain the borough’s green spaces, as well as some support services, will move back to the council.
http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/jobs-axe-at-trust-1-6708107

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