Library News Round-up: 22 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd December
Seven things I’ll miss about the traditional library
If they’re going to insist on monetising and modernising libraries, it’ll be the sights, sounds, smells and texts that I miss
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/22/seven-things-miss-traditional-library

Book Trust : 22nd December
Philip Ardagh | A New Chapter in Libraries
http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/writing/online-writer-in-residence/blog/811

USA | TeleRead : 20th December
Sieghart Report warns of “absolute disaster” in UK library services
http://www.teleread.com/library/sieghart-report-warns-absolute-disaster-uk-library-services/

USA | Library Journal : 19th December
Opinion | From Vicious to Virtuous: The collapse of U.K. libraries and unbreaking the cycle of library support
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/12/opinion/opinion-from-vicious-to-virtuous-the-collapse-of-u-k-libraries-and-unbreaking-the-cycle-of-library-support/

Public Libraries News : 21st December
Editorial | Merry Christmas everyone. Here’s to a better 2015
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/merry-christmas-everyone-heres-to-a-better-2015.html

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 22nd December
Lincs Campaigner & Retired Librarian talks Sieghart Report
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/12/22/lincs-campaigner-retired-librarian-talks-sieghartreport/ 

Liverpool Echo : 21st December
Row over ‘stingy’ Wirral library opening hours cuts
“I will be writing to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport asking him to intervene and investigate Wirral council’s shenanigans once again.”
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/row-over-stingy-wirral-library-8327555

Scunthorpe Telegraph : 21st December
North Lincolnshire | Longer opening hours agreed for 9 libraries
http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/Longer-opening-hours-agreed-9-libraries/story-25740726-detail/story.html

Huddersfield Examiner : 22nd December
Kirklees | New campaign to save Holmfirth Library as council budget cuts loom 
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/new-campaign-save-holmfirth-library-8325068

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