Libraries News Round-up: 3rd April 2014

BBC News : 3rd April
Powys public libraries under threat in service review 
Powys council has launched a review of its library services in a bid to save £350,000 from next April.  Options include closing 11 of the county’s 17 public libraries.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-26858869

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd April
Major cuts proposed at BIA-winning Devon Libraries
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/major-cuts-proposed-bia-winning-devon-libraries.html

SCL : 2nd April
Conversations with Communities: Devon’s Head of Libraries talks about the Council’s plans for public consultation
Ciara Eastell nails her colours to the mast, as President-Elect of the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) 
http://www.goscl.com/conversations-with-communities-devons-head-of-libraries-talks-about-the-councils-plans-for-public-consultation/

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd April
Are prison libraries the solution to the ‘book ban’?
Laura Swaffield, the chair of The Library Campaign, thinks forcing prisoners to rely more heavily on libraries is a problem. “Library services are getting hacked off at the knees,” she says.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10739923/Are-prison-libraries-the-solution-to-the-book-ban.html

Spalding Guardian : 3rd April
Battle to save libraries goes to Cameron next Tuesday
Around 25,000 people have signed a petition opposing the planned cutbacks.  The coach taking campaigners to the meeting will have pick-up points in Mablethorpe, Louth, Lincoln and The Deepings to enable people from across the county to travel to London to lobby MPs.
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/battle-to-save-libraries-goes-to-cameron-1-5976461

The Star : 3rd April
Derbyshire County Council trends after Nick Clegg’s ‘overstaffed’ remark
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/council-trends-after-nick-clegg-s-overstaffed-remark-1-6540587

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