Libraries News Round-up: 8th February 2014

HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARIES DAY!

DCMS | Press Release : 8th February
William Sieghart to chair panel to produce independent report on England’s public library service
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/william-sieghart-to-chair-panel-to-produce-independent-report-on-englands-public-library-service

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th February
Sieghart to chair new library review
http://thebookseller.com/node/227992

South Wales Guardian : 8th February
Publisher to lead library report
http://www.southwalesguardian.co.uk/uk_national_news/10997167.Publisher_to_lead_library_report/

Southend Standard : 8th February
Just four answer call to man libraries
http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/southend/10996374.Just_four_answer_call_to_man_libraries/

Birmingham Mail : 8th February
Birmingham librarians planning action to save community libraries
“Staff are looking at a management buy out on a cooperative model. They cited the example of York where this has happened with a staff and community cooperative. So we will take a look at what happened there.”

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/incoming/birmingham-librarians-planning-action-save-6685442

The Star : 8th February
Video | Sheffield readers celebrate libraries
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-sheffield-readers-celebrate-libraries-1-6427570

ITV News : 8th February
Sheffield | Protest over changes to library services
“And the value of the work professional librarians do to help people achieve their aims and needs within libraries can never be over-estimated. No volunteer-run facility could ever fully match this.”

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-02-08/protest-over-changes-to-library-services/

Wembley Matters : 8th February
Determined and defiant Kensal Rise clears mess left by All Souls College
A large number of books ruined by exposure to the rain were being thrown into a skip bag while volunteers were sorting through others. The pop up’s piano was also ruined beyond repair.

http://www.wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/determined-and-defiant-kensal-rise.html

Kensal Rise

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