Libraries News Round up: 8 October 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 8th October
Politics and the art of persuasion
Officers must understand the political reality in which members have to operate. My head of service once masterminded the award of a significant government grant to our authority, to upgrade a dozen libraries. However …
http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/oct/08/politics-art-of-persuasion

Chronicle Live : 8th October
Gateshead library staff shouldering the burden of welfare changes
“…. We aren’t complaining about that but we do think that maybe if our budgets are being severely cut then perhaps there is an argument that we are getting to be good at [helping with online tasks] and we have the facilities but perhaps not the resources to fund it.”
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gateshead-library-staff-shouldering-burden-7898865

EDP24 : 8th October
Norfolk | Council bosses insist that libraries will remain open – as donation boxes spark concern over their future
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/council_bosses_insist_that_libraries_will_remain_open_as_donation_boxes_spark_concern_over_their_future_1_3798656

Louth Leader : 8th October
Councillor’s call for new libraries option to be considered
County Coun Steve Palmer, Lincolnshire Independent spokesman for libraries, wants all libraries to not only stay open, but kept in the control of the authority and run with professional staff.
http://www.louthleader.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/councillor-s-call-for-new-libraries-option-to-be-considered-1-6344659 

North Devon Gazette : 8th October
Plans to save Devon library service given the go ahead
The council wants to set up pilot projects with 10 communities to help shape the new organisation, while it is also going to investigate transferring the library service to a trust or ‘mutual’ charitable organisation that would run it on behalf of the council.
http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/plans_to_save_devon_library_service_given_the_go_ahead_1_3799137

North Devon Journal : 8th October
Appledore author gives ‘two cheers’ to libraries consultation report
http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Appledore-author-gives-8216-cheers-8217-libraries/story-23061220-detail/story.html

Loughborough Echo : 8th October
Leicestershire | Communities strategy considered 
“We believe that communities can work with us to both help themselves and others and to run some of these services, such as libraries.”
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/communities-strategy-considered-7889967

Denbighshire Free Press : 8th October
Fears that cutting archive office days will hurt town
http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/139150/fears-that-cutting-archive-office-days-will-hurt-town.aspx

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