Libraries News Round-up: 4 July 2014

To everyone : There’s a Thunderclap for Lincolnshire Libraries here > Please join in!
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/13483-can-you-savelibraries-today?locale=en

BookBrunch: 4th July
Impassioned Sieghart is star turn at PLS annual meeting
http://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/article_free.asp?pid=impassioned_sieghart_is_star_turn_at_pls_annual_meeting 

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th July
The insidious phrase
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/07/04/the-insidious-phrase/

Alan Gibbons Blog : 29th June
Does Labour have an independent library policy?
http://alangibbons.net/2014/06/does-labour-have-an-independent-library-policy/

London Evening Standard : 4th July
Tristram Hunt: The British Museum mustn’t throw out its history 
At a time when libraries are closing across the country, the Reading Room stands as a lodestar for learning and culture.
http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/tristram-hunt-the-british-museum-mustnt-throw-out-its-history-9583943.html

New Statesman : 4th July
Sadiq Khan’s speech on the future of public services: full text
seems that councils may have omitted to tell him that Libraries are a statutory service?
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/07/sadiq-khans-speech-future-public-services-full-text

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 4th July
Novelist Kathy Lette to satirise the Justice Secretary for banning books being sent into prisons
The fictional Grayling ends up behind bars and goes mad because he is unable to read any books.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/10945542/Kathy-Lette-to-inflict-poetic-justice-on-Chris-Grayling.html

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