Library News Round-up: 22 November 2014

The Informed : 22nd November
Speak up about the hidden consequences of library cuts
http://theinformed.org.uk/2014/11/speak-up-about-the-hidden-consequences-of-library-cuts/

Loughborough Echo : 22nd November
Library staffing axe plans given go-ahead
Leicestershire County Council’s cabinet has accepted plans to see 36 village libraries run entirely by volunteers.
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-staffing-axe-plans-given-8140361 

Walsall Advertiser : 22nd November
Public urged to have their say on proposals to close eight Walsall libraries 
http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/Public-urged-say-proposals-close-libraries/story-24568045-detail/story.html 

Barnet Unison : 22nd November
UNISON request for extension to public consultation on Libraries refused 
http://www.barnetunison.me.uk/?q=node/1463

Sheffield Telegraph : 22nd November
Challenges and opportunities as library reopens for the community
…  but it’s clear that the Forum group is keen to make the library side of the operation work, and has said it would invest up to £400,000 on refurbishment and £40,000 a year on maintenance and employing a librarian.
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/education/challenges-and-opportunities-as-library-reopens-for-the-community-1-6963603

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