Libraries News Round up: 3 October 2014

Public Libraries News : 2nd October
An idea for free: how libraries can be a vital radar for other council services
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/10/an-idea-for-free-how-libraries-can-be-a-vital-radar-for-other-council-services.html

South Swindon Labour : 3rd October
Jim Robbins: West Swindon Library is under threat
GLL, the new operators, have announced that they want to move the West Swindon Library from its current position at the heart of Link Centre to an as yet undisclosed location upstairs, hidden away from view, so that they can use the prime location downstairs for a Gym.
http://southswindonlabour.co.uk/mannington-and-western/2014/10/jim-robbins-west-swindon-library-under-threat

Peterborough Telegraph : 3rd October
5,100 respond to Peterborough library and community centre consultation
But councillors have been left with a headache after receiving what is thought to be the largest response to a public consultation.
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/community/news/5-100-respond-to-peterborough-library-and-community-centre-consultation-1-6334668

Redditch Standard : 3rd October
Worcestershire Former worker of the year now faces losing job
Ms Edkins has worked at the library since 2006 and has been widely credited with transforming the services on offer, particularly the way she has built links with children, young people and residents by listening to their views and using feedback to provide new projects. Five years ago she won the prestigious national Council Worker of the Year award.
http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2014/10/03/news-Former-worker-of-the-year-now-faces-losing-job-117964.html

View from Online : 2nd October
Axminister: Can county lifeline keep qualified staff at library?
Axminster Library could retain professional librarians under a new concept that would see Devon County Council’s (DCC) library service become a mutual society or trust, saving about £400,000 in business rates.
http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/33763/21/1/axminster-can-county-lifeline-keep-qualified
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