Libraries News Round-up: 6th September 2013

THE ECONOMIST : 6th September
Library of Birmingham – It’s not all about the books
“We need to find ways to generate commercial income, whether that’s from hiring facilities, making a greater success of retail or catering than in the past, or through business sponsorship or private sector philanthropy.” Though no community libraries have closed in Birmingham, library hours and staff will be reduced and much of the core lending facilities will become self-service, he says.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/09/library-birmingham

PUBLIC LIBRARY REPORT
A report into the proposed amendments to the Public Library Service in Newcastle
upon Tyne.  Considering Newcastle City Council’s compliance with the Public Libraries
and Museums Act 1964, and other relevant legislation
http://www.citynewcastle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Public-Library-Report-Newcastle-upon-Tyne-..-11.pdf

USA | Brownsville Herald
San Juan to take crack at running own library
San Juan to take back control of it’s library service from LSSI.
http://m.brownsvilleherald.com/news/valley/article_2eba2df2-094f-11e3-b042-001a4bcf6878.html

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 6th September
Why I can’t get excited about the new Library of Birmingham
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/why-i-cant-get-excited-about-new.html

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 6th September
Weakening TUPE legislation will drive down workers’ terms and conditions, warns TUC
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/weakening-tupe-legislation-will-drive.html

Horncastle News : 6th September
Lincolnshire Calls for a U-turn on Horncastle library
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/community/community-news/calls-for-a-u-turn-on-horncastle-library-1-5454649

Horncastle News : 6th September
Campaigners vow to keep (Wragby) library open
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/community/community-news/campaigners-vow-to-keep-library-open-1-5454516

This Is Somerset : 6th September
Two Letters:  Bristol
(1)  I fully support the school plan – Stephen Kings
(2)  An opposing view  – Cllr Richard Eddy
http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/fully-support-school-plan/story-19759997-detail/story.html#axzz2e5dbPLnf

Horncastle library

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