Libraries News Round-up: 8th March 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

The Stage : 8th March
Ed Vaizey – ‘Crisis? What arts crisis?’
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2013/03/ed-vaizey-crisis-what-arts-crisis/

Gov.uk : 7th March
LGA Conference | Speech by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries
I’m delighted our library service continues to thrive and modernise. Local Authorities invested £820 million in libraries last year. Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester are all making major investments in their central libraries, and Birmingham’s will soon be the largest library in Europe when it opens this year.
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/speech-by-ed-vaizey-minister-for-culture-communications-and-the-creative-industries

Islington Tribune : 8th March
Letter | Try asking a self-serve kiosk for help?   
http://www.islingtontribune.com/letters/2013/mar/try-asking-self-serve-kiosk-help

Brent & Kilburn Times : 8th March
Kensal Rise Lib campaigners slam All Souls College over ‘secrecy’ claims 
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk:80/news/kensal_rise_library_campaigners_slam_all_souls_college_over_secrecy_claims_1_1967516 

Pontefract & Castleford Express : 8th March
New home for town’s library 
Knottingley Library will move into the town’s sports centre after council bosses rubberstamped plans to sell the land to a retail developer.
http://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/local/more-local-news/new-home-for-town-s-library-1-5476513

The Stage : 6th March
Westminster City Council has confirmed that it will cut all arts funding in the London borough by 2014/15
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2013/03/westminster-cuts-arts-funding-by-100/

 

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