Library News Round-up: 15 January 2015

Lincolnshire | Urgent News – The Friends of Deeping Library
http://us3.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=a40ebd566abc6427e8927e380&id=7f012c75c0

THE INDEPENDENT : 15th January
It’s more than just sentiment that makes the loss of Britain’s libraries so deeply troubling
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-more-than-just-sentiment-that-makes-the-loss-of-britain-libraries-so-deeply-troubling-9979843.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th January
‘Eighteen months to implement Sieghart’, says library task force chair Paul Blantern 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/eighteen-months-implement-sieghart-says-library-task-force-chair 

Library Campaign : 15th January
Sieghart Report – The latest
About 100 people packed the room for the first-ever public discussion of the Sieghart report (in the House of Commons, hosted by the All-Party parliamentary group for libraries, on 14 January). Laura Swaffield, Chair of the Library campaign, reports.
http://www.librarycampaign.com/sieghart-report-the-latest/

CILIP : 15th January
Sieghart report library task force focused on delivery
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/sieghart-report-library-task-force-focused-delivery 

CILIP : 15th January 
By Lord Graham Tope, Libraries APPG Chair 
Play your part: vote libraries, vote literacy, vote access to information 

http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/play-your-part-vote-libraries-vote-literacy-vote-access-information 

Yorkshire Post : 15th January
Hull, City of Culture 2017, to reduce library hours
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/politics/hull-city-of-culture-2017-to-reduce-library-hours-1-7053396

Birmingham Post : 15th January
Library of Birmingham ‘heading for spiral of decline’, its former boss John Dolan OBE claims 
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/library-birmingham-heading-spiral-decline-8451847

Brent & Kilburn Times : 15th January
Libraries in Brent could be privatised as part of £54m cuts
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/libraries_in_brent_could_be_privatised_as_part_of_54m_cuts_1_3918250 

On The Wight : 15th January
Some councils could be asked to take on running costs of libraries
** Other possible headline – Looming cuts could spark changes to library service ***   
http://onthewight.com/2015/01/15/some-councils-could-be-asked-to-take-on-running-costs-of-libraries/

Craven Herald : 15th January
North Yorkshire Skipton Town Council meeting on 22nd Jan to hear library proposals
It will be one of the last chances for those concerned about the proposals, which include the use of volunteers and a possible reduction in opening hours, to comment in public.
http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/11725527.Skipton_Town_Council_meeting_to_hear_library_proposals/

Walsall Advertiser : 14th January
Bid to remove Walsall libraries from planned closure list fails to gain full council support
http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/Bid-remove-Walsall-libraries-planned-closure-list/story-25853808-detail/story.html 

This Is Local London : 14th January
‘Libraries are an amazing resource’ – campaigners petition to save libraries in Barnet
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11723187._An_amazing_resource____campaigners_petition_to_save_libraries/ 

Bristol Post : 15th January
Letter | Our libraries are needed more today
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letter-libraries-needed-today/story-25859516-detail/story.html 

Bristol Post : 14th January
Bristol mayor, George Ferguson, “has also pledged £1 million to support the future of libraries”
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Decision-Mayor-puts-pound-50-000-air-quality/story-25851116-detail/story.html

The Argus : 15th January
Brighton and Hove City Council poised to decide on plans to increase council service costs
Donation boxes in libraries; fines and reservation charges to rise – and other proposals
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11724542.Brighton_and_Hove_City_Council_poised_to_decide_on_plans_to_increase_council_service_costs/

South Wales Argus : 14th January
Malpas residents hope to save library
The 110 people at the meeting voted that council officers put an alternative proposal before the council
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11724596.Malpas_residents_hope_to_save_library/ 

Hinckley Times : 15th January 
Leicestershire | Mobile library service changes proposed
“It makes sense to consider changes to our mobile library service, to ensure it fits well alongside our plans for community-run libraries”
http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/mobile-library-service-changes-proposed-8451479

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