Libraries News Round-up: 9 July 2014

BBC News – Education : 8th July
School libraries ‘should be counted’, say MPs and peers 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28209254
APPG Report - The Beating Heart of the School

BBC News – Radio Lincolnshire
First-hand report on the Judicial Review
on iPlayer – 2 hours and 22 minutes “in”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021n1dj

Lincolnshire Echo : 9th July
Save Lincolnshire Libraries judicial review ‘misconceived’ say county council
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-judicial-review/story-21348380-detail/story.html

Grimsby Telegraph : 9th July
Library survey ‘weighted’?
A survey designed to help shape the future of library services in North East Lincolnshire has been “weighted” to favour larger centres.
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Library-survey-weighted/story-21347361-detail/story.html

Louth Leader : 9th July
It’s crunch time for Sutton on Sea Library
http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/it-s-crunch-time-for-sutton-on-sea-library-1-6165747

Grimsby Telegraph : 9th July
Smaller libraries in North East Lincolnshire could be taken on by community groups under council plans 
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Smaller-libraries-North-East-Lincolnshire-taken/story-21349093-detail/story.html

Hertfordshire Mercury : 8th July
Libraries to increase use of volunteers, self service, and share premises
The smallest libraries, such as those located in villages, will provide self-service access to library services and a “virtual librarian” service.
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/News/Libraries-to-increase-use-of-volunteers-self-service-and-share-premises-20140708170241.htm

This Is Wiltshire : 9th July
Swindon | Doing things by the book
Stratton St Margaret Parish Council introduced the new facility – which will run on an honesty basis – after residents indicated a need for the service.   …. But the library is unable to take returns from other Swindon Libraries.
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/11327454.Doing_things_by_the_book/

Luton Today : 9th July
The feisty OAP on a one-woman crusade to save Luton’s libraries
She’s absolutely incensed at what she sees as the council’s intransigence and economy with the truth regarding the closures earlier this year.
http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/local/the-feisty-oap-on-a-one-woman-crusade-to-save-luton-s-libraries-1-6166433

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 9th July
Letter | The British Museum Reading Room perfect for an exhibition on the history of libraries, both public and private
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/10953506/How-the-Reading-Room-could-tell-its-own-story.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th July
Joanne Harris attacks writing ‘mystique’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/harris-attacks-writing-mystique.html

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