Library News Round-up: 23 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd February
Coates: ‘Too much library money going on council overheads’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-too-much-library-money-council-overheads

The Rotarian : March 2015 issue
A salute to society’s most successful civic institution
http://therotarianmagazine.com/in-praise-of-libraries/#comment-14459

Local Government Chronicle : 23rd February
Barking & Dagenham Non-profit trust to deliver vast array of London borough’s services 
Libraries “also likely to be transferred”.
http://www.lgcplus.com/news/finance/non-profit-trust-to-deliver-vast-array-of-london-boroughs-services/5082615.article

Stoke Sentinel : 23rd February
Stoke-on-Trent | ‘Cultural hub’ officially opened at Burslem School of Art
Volunteer-run. Replaces Burslem Lib (closed in 2011) New facility appears to be led by a retired librarian
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Mothertown-Books-Research-Hub-officially-open/story-26069878-detail/story.html 

Bristol Post : 23rd February
Seven Bristol libraries at risk of closure and up to one third of staff could lose jobs
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Seven-Bristol-libraries-risk-closure-staff-lose/story-26069212-detail/story.html

Coventry Observer : 23rd February
Some Coventry libraries ‘not fit for purpose’, councillor claims
http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/02/23/news-Some-Coventry-libaries-not-fit-for-purpose-councillor-claims-127663.html 

East Lindsey Target : 22nd February
Lincolnshire | Plan to save Wainfleet library and historic building from closing 
http://www.eastlindseytarget.co.uk/Plan-save-Wainfleet-library-historic-building/story-26065350-detail/story.html 

South Wales Evening Post : 21st February
Letter | Swansea: Vital to consider future of our library
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Vital-consider-future-library/story-26059457-detail/story.html

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