Libraries News Round-up: 9 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 9th December
Libraries suffer fall in users as Tories slash funding
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/09/libraries-suffer-fall-in-users-as-tories-slash-funding

Public Sector Executive : 9th December
Despite closures, libraries shifting from councils to volunteers
http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/despite-closures-libraries-shifting-from-councils-to-volunteers?dorewrite=false

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December
Library visits fall 14% in five years
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-stats-reveal-50m-cut-library-budgets-318279

LGA : 9th December
Future of council-run libraries under threat after £50m slashed from budgets
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Future-of-council-run-libraries-under-threat-after-50m-slashed-from-budgets/39984

ITV News : 9th December
East Midlands sees biggest drop in libraries in the country 

The ‘East Midlands’ includes: NottinghamLeicesterDerby, Chesterfield, Kettering, Lincoln, Loughborough, Mansfield and Northampton
http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-12-09/east-midlands-sees-biggest-drop-in-libraries-in-the-country/

ITV News : 9th December
Region’s libraries fare better than most
the North East
http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2015-12-09/regions-libraries-fare-better-than-most/

ITV News : 9th December
Wales suffers biggest loss of visits to its libraries
http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-12-09/wales-suffers-biggest-loss-of-visits-to-its-libraries/

PRIVATE EYE : Issue No. 1407
Library News | Walsall  (p.33) – Available now in newsagents

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December
‘Assurances’ for booksellers in wake of PRH e-lending trial
Godfray said “publishers, bookshops and libraries need to work together to ensure neither [bookshops or libraries] are being disadvantaged by e-book developments”.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/assurances-booksellers-wake-prh-e-lending-roll-out-318281

Fife Today : 9th December
MPs take library closure fight to House of Commons
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/mps-take-library-closure-fight-to-house-of-commons-1-3971184 

Linlithgow Gazette : 9th December
Falkirk | Officials concerned over proposed library cuts 
http://www.linlithgowgazette.co.uk/news/local-news/officials-concerned-over-proposed-library-cuts-1-3968663 

The Cornishman : 9th December
New partnership formed to explore future of St Ives library
http://www.cornishman.co.uk/New-partnership-formed-explore-future-St-Ives/story-28326327-detail/story.html

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