Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th September
Lead Story: New coalition to tackle UK ‘reading crisis’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coalition-tackle-uk-reading-crisis.html

THE GUARDIAN : 8th September
Poor reading ‘could cost UK £32bn in growth by 2025’  
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/08/reading-literacy-uk-cbi-schools-read-on-get-on-campaign

Save The Children : September 2014
New Report | Read On. Get On
Addressing child poverty through literacy
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Read_On_Get_On.pdf

CILIP : 8th September
International Literacy Day: The library’s role in promoting literacies
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/international-literacy-day-library-s-role-promoting-literacies

Leon’s Library Blog : 8th September
The Axeman Cometh!
includes Table – Professional library posts lost: 2009/10 to 2013/14 
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/09/08/the-axeman-cometh/ 

BBC News : 8th September
Council leaders in Wales demand urgent cuts debate
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-29114120

Get Hampshire : 7th September
Hampshire libraries moving with the times
A Hampshire County Council library service shake up will respond to readers’ modern needs and save money 
http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/hampshire-libraries-moving-times-7731677

Liverpool Echo : 8th September
Can Liverpool’s community groups really run our libraries? 
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/can-liverpools-community-groups-really-7734951

Liverpool Echo : 8th September
Mum hits out at threat to libraries which are ‘lifeline’ for disabled daughter
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/mum-hits-out-threat-libraries-7733658

Liverpool Echo : 8th September
Staff told of around 500 job losses and raft of proposed cutbacks at Wirral council 
The cost-cutting measures include proposals to cut back opening hours at 15 of the borough’s smaller community libraries to just two days a week 
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/staff-told-around-500-job-7736035

Huddersfield Examiner : 8th September
Clr Graham Turner urges public involvement in Kirklees Council changes and says ‘we’re not just looking after our own interests’
It means changes have to be made to non-statutory services.   ….  “You need to tell is what’s laid down in law and statutory, then tell us what’s needed on top of that, then look at the ‘nice to haves’ if you can afford it.”
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/clr-graham-turner-urges-public-7731737

Herald Scotland : 8th September
Glasgow Decline in visitors to libraries as users go online
but physical footfall still exceeds 4.1m and actual user numbers are Up 
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/decline-in-visitors-to-libraries-as-users-go-online.25251606

Spalding Today : 8th September
Will company run libraries?
A private company could end up running all of Lincolnshire County Council’s libraries if the service is put out to competition.
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/will-company-run-libraries-1-6282941

Northampton News : 8th September
New stops added to Northamptonshire County Council’s mobile library service
whilst others removed from timetable
http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/New-stops-added-Northamptonshire-County-Council-s/story-22892696-detail/story.html

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