Libraries News Round-up: 31st October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st October
CILIP calls for report into library closures
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-calls-report-library-closures.html

Alan Gibbons : 30th October
Speech | The libraries we need and the leaders we don’t
http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/the-libraries-we-need-and-the-leaders-we-dont/

Web Wire : 31st October
Arts Council England launches updated strategy
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=182153#.UnJR11NjL1U

Public Libraries News : 30th October
Editorial |Arts and Lincs
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/10/arts-and-lincs.html

Southend Standard : 31st October
Community libraries move a step closer
Proposals to shut two Southend libraries and hand three over to volunteers have moved a step closer, despite opposition from three-quarters of residents.
http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/echo/10773073.Community_libraries_move_a_step_closer/?ref=nt

ITV News : 31st October
Photo sees Sheffield library chief reported to standards board
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-10-31/photo-sees-sheffield-library-chief-reported-to-standards-board/

The Star : 31st October
Libraries ‘market rents’ plan could kill-off community bids to retain branches
http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/libraries-market-rents-plan-could-kill-off-community-bids-to-retain-branches-1-6199610

Bucks Free Press : 31st October
Pubs and shops could act as libraries
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10777714.Pubs_and_shops_could_act_as_libraries/

Broomhill

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