Library News Round-up: 18 August 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 18th August
Librarians call on Birmingham to maintain library services
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/18/librarians-call-on-birmingham-to-maintain-library-services

HR Magazine : 18th August
The future of public sector Human Resources 
+ an angry comment from Shirley Burnham
http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hr/features/1153197/the-future-of-public-sector-hr 

On The Wight : 18th August
Consultation on library cut-backs draws closer 
Possible closure of Ventnor Library, massive reduction in paid staff, etc.
http://onthewight.com/2015/08/18/consultation-on-library-cut-backs-draws-closer/

Daily Echo : 18th August
Southampton Decision day for future of under threat Cobbett Road, Burgess Road, Millbrook, Weston and Thornhill libraries
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/district/southampton/13609144.Decision_day_for_future_of_six_under_threat_Southampton_libraries/ 

Blackpool Gazette : 18th August 
Hours change in pipeline for town libraries
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/community-news/hours-change-in-pipeline-for-town-libraries-1-7415559

Express & Star : 18th August
Take a look: £1m new Stafford Library is in touch with new technology
Touchscreen tables, 3D printers and giant computer tablets – Stafford’s new £1million library looks more like an art gallery or technology hub.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/08/18/take-a-look-1m-new-stafford-library-is-in-touch-with-new-technology/

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