Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th August
Review Explores the Role of Volunteers in Libraries
A review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services in Scotland.
http://scottishlibraries.org/review-explores-the-role-of-volunteers-in-libraries/

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th August
Coates calls for Vaizey to be replaced as culture minister 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-calls-vaizey-be-replaced-culture-minister-309299 

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th August 
Southampton residents confront council over library closures 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/southampton-residents-confront-council-over-library-closures-309300 

THE GUARDIAN : 14th August
I love the new Birmingham Library – and I hate what’s happening to it
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/14/birmingham-city-library-cuts-lynsey-hanley

Permaculture Magazine : 14th August
Can You Help UK Libraries?
Author Alan Gibbons, and the Waterstone’s ex-head Tim Coates, gave workable, practical examples of what can be done.
‘Permaculture’ promoting their books, so people can buy & donate them to Libraries – to “Help spread the permaculture word…”
http://www.permaculture.co.uk/news/1408156499/can-you-help-uk-libraries

Daily Echo : 14th August
Residents hit out at Southampton’s council chiefs over plans to shut six city libraries
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13596630.display/ 

Ross Gazette : 14th August
Herefordshire | Letter | ‘Save the Library’
http://www.ross-gazette.co.uk/article.cfm?id=2477&headline=Save%20the%20library%20%282%29 

Dunfermline Press : 14th August
Consultations over future of West Fife libraries begins
http://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/villages/articles/2015/08/14/541798-consultations-over-future-of-west-fife-libraries-begins/

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