Library News Round-up: 17 June 2015

Public Libraries News :  16th June
Editorial | Legal action against the DCMS over cuts to public libraries: appeal for information 
Paul Heron from Public Interest Lawyers has been in touch with regard to gaining national information on the failure of the DCMS to properly investigate and respond to cuts to public libraries.  The full details are below. Please respond if you can help.
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/06/legal-action-against-the-dcms-over-cuts-to-public-libraries-appeal-for-information.html

Harrow Times : 17th June
Library closures a ‘bitter disappointment’ as books sold off and staff face redundancy 
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/13336940.Library_closures_a__bitter_disappointment__as_books_sold_off_and_staff_face_redundancy/

Harrow Times : 16th June
Letter to council reveals government will review library closures
http://m.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/13334044.Letter_to_council_reveals_government_will_review_library_closures/

The Courier : 17th June
Sixteen libraries in Fife earmarked for closure
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/sixteen-libraries-in-fife-earmarked-for-closure-1.884654

The Knowledge Exchange : 17th June
Volunteers in libraries: an alternative to closures, or a risk to the professionals?
http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2015/06/17/volunteers-in-libraries-an-alternative-to-closures-or-a-risk-to-the-professionals/

Staffordshire Newsletter : 17th June
Residents urged to have say on latest consultation on future of Staffordshire archives http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Residents-urged-say-latest-consultation-future/story-26707283-detail/story.html 

Lichfield Live : 17th June
Consultation to start over plans to scale back mobile library service in Lichfield and Burntwood
http://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2015/06/17/consultation-to-start-over-plans-to-scale-back-mobile-library-service-in-lichfield-and-burntwood/ 

Times Series : 17th June
More registered at Barnet libraries – but loans fall
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13337321.More_registered___but_loans_fall_at_libraries/ 

News North Wales : 16th June
‘Spend merger plans cash on frontline services’
SCRAPPING proposed mergers between councils in Wales would protect frontline services, a council leader says.
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/149168/-spend-merger-plans-cash-on-frontline-services-.aspx

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