Libraries News Round-up: 9th July 2013

Localgov.co.uk : 9th July
York considers new delivery model for libraries and archive services
If approved, staff will own a third of the new CBS which will have exempt charity status.
http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110410

Infoism : 8th July
What I would like to see from a professional body for librarians and information professionals
http://infoism.co.uk/2013/07/what-i-would-like-to-see-from-a-professional-body-for-librarians-and-information-professionals/

Sleaford Standard : 9th July
Public to comment on library proposals
“I appreciate the desire to make financial reductions, but we are  required by law to provide a library service that is comprehensive and  efficient. This does neither which could leave the council open to  costly court procedures.”
http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/community/community-news/public-to-comment-on-library-proposals-1-5265928

This Is Lincolnshire : 9th July
Council bans libraries closure petitions (from library buildings)
“This is not about closing libraries.  We want to keep them open. But we need volunteers to come forward and run them. Smart phones, tablets, Kindles and new technology are changing the way we do things.”
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Council-bans-libraries-closure-petitions/story-19494882-detail/story.html#axzz2YX8os6IW

Dorset Echo : 9th July
New Dorchester library to open next week
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10535265.New_Dorchester_library_to_open_next_week/
But don’t forget all the small, rural libraries that were forced onto volunteers

Manchester Evening News : 9th July
Tameside | New chapter opens for the library axed in council cuts
A library bought by residents when it was axed in council cuts is set to re-open in time for the school summer holidays.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/new-chapter-opens-thelibrary-axed-4890236

Halifax Courier : 8th July
Letter | Headteacher, Ravenscliffe High School & Sports College
http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/gillian-and-library-are-valuable-to-our-community-1-5834726

Chronicle Live : 9th July
Gateshead | Volunteers booking in to run libraries
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/volunteers-booking–run-libraries-4888695

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