Library News Round-up: 2 December 2014

ASCEL : 2nd December
Children’s digital needs and libraries – new research commissioned by ASCEL
inc. link to the research report – published today
http://www.ascel.org.uk/press.asp

Pratham Books : 1st December
Video Pam Sandlian Smith – What to Expect from Libraries in the 21st Century
Why do we still need libraries in the age of digital, real-time information? 
http://blog.prathambooks.org/2014/12/what-to-expect-from-libraries-in-21st.html

CILIP : 2nd December
Award for library which supports detainees at Dover
http://www.cilip.org.uk/prison-libraries-group/news/award-library-which-supports-detainees-dover

LGA : 2nd December
Councils fail to agree voluntary mergers
Just six of the 22 local authorities in Wales have submitted voluntary merger plans in time for the government’s deadline.
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-fail-to-agree-voluntary-mergers/37728

Local Government Chronicle : 2nd December
How councils can support residents to get online
behind ££ Paywall
http://www.lgcplus.com/opinion/how-councils-can-support-residents-to-get-online/5077314.article?blocktitle=Latest-Opinion&contentID=5828

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December
Editorial | The Guardian view on council spending: local services are cut to the bone. Whitehall should let go
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/02/guardian-view-on-council-spending-whitehall-should-let-go

THE GUARDIAN 
Love letters to libraries: Alexander McCall Smith
Innerpeffray Library
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/nov/25/-sp-love-letters-to-libraries-alexander-mccall-smith

Birmingham Post : 2nd December
Sparkhill community library building sale to be challenged 
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/sparkhill-community-library-building-sale-8207602

Birmingham Libraries Campaigns : 1st December
Fault-lines of a Library mutual
https://birminghamlibrariescampaigns.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/fault-lines-of-a-library-mutual/

Gazette Live : 2nd December
North Yorkshire | Stokesley residents have ‘no confidence’ in plan for volunteers to run town’s library
http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/stokesley-residents-no-confidence-plan-8207992

This Is Local London : 1st December
North Harrow community to join together to fight for library
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/NEWS/11637980.Community_to_join_together_to_fight_for_library/

Cheddar Valley Gazette : 2nd December
Somerset ‘Cheddar library needs your help’
“We, as a group, are really concerned that the council will slowly try to close down small libraries using stealth.  We have an excellent library and we want to keep it.”
http://www.cheddarvalleygazette.co.uk/Warning-library-threat/story-24762348-detail/story.html

Watford Observer : 1st December
Hertfordshire | Just one week left to comment on the future of county’s libraries
http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/11637499.Just_one_week_left_to_comment_on_the_future_of_county_s_libraries/

View from Online : 2nd December
Devonshire | Ottery St Mary Library campaigners push for ‘pathfinder’ scheme
http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/34370/23/1/ottery-library-campaigners-push-for-%E2%80%98pathfinder%E2%80%99

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