Library News Round-up: 19 November 2014

Parentdish : 18th November
Local libraries face cutbacks
We all know how important it is to get our children reading – so why are hundreds of libraries across the country facing cutbacks?  Will our children’s libraries be dependent on good will, good luck and no funding?
http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2014/11/18/local-libraries-face-cutbacks/#!slide=aol_1008234

Public Libraries News : 18th November
Editorial | The pain in Spain falls mainly not as much as here on the library staff
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/the-pain-in-spain-falls-mainly-not-as-much-as-here-on-the-library-staff.html

Public Libraries News : 19th November
2010-2014: From Community Library to Community-run library: a look at the impact of volunteers
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/volunteer-run-libraries/2010-2014-from-community-library-to-community-run-library-a-look-at-the-impact-of-volunteers

Northern Echo : 19th November
Audit Office slams Government for failing to properly assess effects of further council cuts
The Government has been criticised for failing to assess the impact of council cuts on services like libraries 
The department for culture, media and sport “did not attempt to quantify potential impacts on libraries or explicitly address their sustainability”.  
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11610067.Audit_Office_slams_Government_for_failing_to_properly_assess_effects_of_further_council_cuts/

Louth Leader : 19th November
Greenwich Leisure Services back in the running to take over Lincolnshire’s libraries
http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/community/community-news/greenwich-leisure-services-back-in-the-running-to-take-over-lincolnshire-s-libraries-1-6426464 

The Lincolnite : 19th November
Lincolnshire libraries may be put out to tender after firm’s bid
“Because of the work involved in a tender process, it is likely to be at least a year before a final decision is reached.”
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2014/11/lincolnshire-library-services-may-be-put-to-tender-after-show-of-interest/

Lincolnshire Echo : 19th November
Lincolnshire libraries could be run by Greenwich Leisure Ltd
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-run-Greenwich-Leisure/story-24560638-detail/story.html 

Sunderland Echo : 19th November
Council hails Sunderland library closure programme ‘a success’
“There may be more places with books, but the public have no say in how they are run. They are at the mercy of a free market.  We will see that what libraries remain are defended.”
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/council-hails-sunderland-library-closure-programme-a-success-1-6959271 

Wales Online : 19th November
Cardiff libraries in Whitchurch and Rhiwbina face possible funding cuts under new budget proposals 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/cardiff-libraries-whitchurch-rhiwbina-face-8136405

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