Library News Round-up: 14 October 2014

The Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessments of Public Spending Cuts – A Resource Database 
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/chrp/projects/spendingcuts/resources/database

Union Solidarity International : 14th October
Greenwich Librarians on strike over staff cuts, reduction of service and pay
“Since GLL took over the service one library has closed, the mobile service is under constant threat and staffing has been cut. On top of these cuts GLL have said it will not be replicating any pay rises that local authority workers get, which amounts to a kick in the teeth for those workers left to provide the service.”
https://usilive.org/librarians-on-strike-over-staff-cuts-reduction-of-service-and-pay/

Society of Chief Librarians : 14th October
SCL publishes 3 Invitations to Tender, to futher Universal Offer development
http://www.goscl.com/scl-publishes-3-invitations-to-tender/

Stoke Sentinel : 14th October
Letter | Staffordshire | Think twice on library proposal
warns of a possible legal challenge
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Think-twice-library-proposal/story-23145785-detail/story.html

Express & Star : 13th October
Staffordshire | Fears for libraries’ future in ‘cash-driven’ changes
Serious concerns have been raised about the future of libraries in Cannock Chase, with fears of a ‘significant loss’ of services.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/10/13/fears-for-libraries-future-in-cash-driven-changes/

Liverpool Echo : 13th October
Councillor comes under fire at Liverpool libraries public meeting 
“Will you vote to take the books out of my child’s hands? Will you vote to rip the heart out of this community?”
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/councillor-comes-under-fire-liverpool-7930099

Grimsby Telegraph : 14th October
Can library-saving group prove a real page-turner?
Grant Thorold and Humberston Libraries could soon be run by a community interest group called “Your Community Hub”. Until now the not-for-profit group has remained anonymous.
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/library-saving-group-prove-real-page-turner/story-23148090-detail/story.html

Get West London : 14th October
Shut-down (Preston) library in Brent could be reopened after campaigners strike a deal with council
… it is hoped that a volunteer-led project would see the building operating as a library once again.
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/shut-down-library-brent-could-reopened-7935759

Cambridge News : 14th October
Library funding slashed by £1.6m in latest Cambridgeshire County Council cuts
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Number-gritted-roads-library-funding-slashed-1-6m/story-23140695-detail/story.html

Henley Standard : 13th October
Oxfordshire | Mobile library visits facing the chop due to lack of interest
http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1540007

Blackmore Vale Magazine :
Dorset | Workforce planning courses available for local cultural organisations
The course is for representatives from voluntary and community organisations that provide cultural activities and services including museums, libraries, visual and performing arts, places of heritage and galleries.
http://www.blackmorevale.co.uk/Workforce-planning-courses-available-local/story-23151277-detail/story.html

Get Reading : 14th October
Struggling Reading Borough Council leisure IT system to be replaced
However, somebody at the borough council – and the committee did not find out who it was – decided the system could be extended for use in the borough’s leisure centres and libraries.   Has been “driving staff mad”
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/struggling-reading-borough-council-leisure-7930391

Exeter Express & Echo : 14th October 
Proposed changes to Devon library services given cautious welcome 
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Proposed-changes-Devon-library-services-given/story-23155473-detail/story.html

Suffolk Libraries : 13th October
Press Release: Stradbroke Library Post Office opens this week!
…  it is believed to be the only post office in the country which will be run by a library service.
http://suffolklibraries.co.uk/stradbroke-library-post-office-opens-this-week/

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