Library News Round-up: 22 October 2014

Welsh Government Press Release : 22nd October
Libraries Transformational approach needed 
includes link to Expert Review
http://wales.gov.uk/newsroom/cultureandsport/2014/141022-future-libraries/?lang=en & link to Expert Review @

Express & Star : 22nd October
Dismay as Wolverhampton health & library hub shelved after talks
Wolverhampton City Council has now shelved the plans, leaving residents fearing they may lose their library completely.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/10/22/dismay-as-wolverhampton-health-and-library-hub-shelved-after-talks/ 

Stoke Sentinel : 22nd October
Residents angry after Staffordshire CC looks for £90k a year communications expert
“By my reckoning, the council will be getting rid of 130 trained library staff across the county. So it just seems wrong that they’re advertising for this £90,000-a-year head of communications. They’ve got their priorities all wrong.”
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Residents-angry-Staffordshire-County-Council/story-23353978-detail/story.html

Darlington & Stockton Times : 22nd October
220 jobs to go at Middlesbrough Council as part of £14m cuts next year
inc. plans “to merge libraries”
http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/11552656.220_jobs_to_go_at_Middlesbrough_Council_as_part_of___14m_saving_cuts_next_year/

Cornish Guardian : 22nd October
Is Wadebridge library set for a new chapter?
“With car parks you are usually guaranteed an income, but libraries are expensive things to keep running; we know that from running the mobile library,” he said.  “We can’t just take on the library from the county and then stick it on precept.
But we would consider it once we know the costs.”
http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Wadebridge-library-set-new-chapter/story-23346484-detail/story.html

Redditch Advertiser : 22nd October
Last chance to have a say on future of Worcestershire’s mobile library service
http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/11550360.Last_chance_to_have_a_say_on_future_of_mobile_library_service/

Grimsby Telegraph : 22nd October
Future is bright for threatened community libraries in North East Lincolnshire
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Future-bright-threatened-community-libraries/story-23334414-detail/story.html 

Cornish Guardian : 22nd October
Up to 70 jobs to go in St Austell as HMRC announces redundancies
“They are taking options away from people in low income areas with poor network coverage. Current government policy also means they’re reducing the number of libraries where people could have got public internet access.
http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/70-jobs-St-Austell-HMRC-announces-redundancies/story-23304614-detail/story.html

Bristol Post : 22nd October
Reader’s letter: I am delighted at the recycling of our Central Library
Despite being a life-long bibliophile it is my opinion that the closure of all Bristol’s public libraries is long overdue …
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letter-delighted-recycling-Central/story-23329193-detail/story.html

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