Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January
Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856

Express & Star : 6th January
Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/

LibrariesShacked.org
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JavaScript visualisation library to display the libraries news stories from 2015 (per month). Data taken by extracting the local news by authority sections of Public Libraries News news posts
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Swindon Advertiser : 7th January
We are all set to tackle the budget, says council chief
“For example, we are looking at different ways of providing services in the community such as libraries”
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14188597.We_are_all_set_to_tackle_the_budget__says_council_chief/?ref=rss

Bristol Post : 7th January
Does Bristol still need its public libraries?
in depth article
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Does-Bristol-need-public-libraries/story-28479287-detail/story.html

PRIVATE EYE
Issue 1409
Library News (p.28)
“…. a gong for Sieghart may be the only lasting outcome of his review.”
In newsagents 

Blog Preston : 7th January
Lancashire Ingol library closure: Petition set up for ‘much needed resource’
http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/01/ingol-library-closure-petition-set-up-against-against-council-cutback-for-much-needed-resource/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogpreston+%28Blog+Preston%29

Loughborough Echo : 7th January
Libraries, museums and services for elderly under cost review 
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/libraries-museums-services-elderly-under-10698068

Caerphilly Observer : 7th January
Plaid and Labour clash over decision to reopen Aberbargoed library
http://www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk/news/955035/plaid-and-labour-clash-over-decision-to-reopen-aberbargoed-library/

Fife Today : 7th January
North east Fife campaigners claim library closures decision is ‘unsafe’
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/north-east-fife-campaigners-claim-library-closures-decision-is-unsafe-1-3994756

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