Libraries News Round-up: 31 July 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st July
Gibbons urges Vaizey to act on Kirklees library cuts
In his letter to the minister, Gibbons reminds Vaizey of his stance as a shadow culture minister in 2009, when he accused then culture secretary Andy Burnham of “ignoring his responsibilities as secretary of state” by not intervening in library closures in The Wirral.  Gibbons said that Vaizey would be dishonest if he now allowed the proposed cuts in Kirklees to go ahead.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gibbons-urges-vaizey-act-kirklees-library-cuts.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st July
VftL celebrates 50th anniversary of Public Libraries Act
Contributors include Dr Steve Davies of the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences and Professor Bob Usherwood of the University of Sheffield;  Professor Charles Oppenheim, former Professor of Information Science at Loughborough University and David McMenemy of the University of Strathclyde.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vfl-celebrates-50th-anniversary-public-libraries-act.html

THE GUARDIAN : 31st July
Community volunteers should receive council tax discount – or should they? | The sector’s views
article has attracted comments
http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2014/jul/31/community-volunteers-council-tax-discount-open-thread 

Western Morning News : 31st July
Lone mobile library for Cornwall after cost cutting drive
http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Lone-mobile-library-Cornwall-cost-cutting-drive/story-22045158-detail/story.html 

West Briton : 31st July
Cornwall | Backing library hours petition
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Backing-library-hours-petition/story-22044057-detail/story.html

Portsmouth News : 31st July
Hampshire | Campaign against plans to move Emsworth library
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/campaign-against-plans-to-move-emsworth-library-1-6212041

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