Library News Round-up: 23 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd November
Sieghart Review to recommend task force for libraries
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-review-recommend-urgent-action-plan-libraries

SUNDAY TIMES : 23rd November
Bishop confesses library love
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1487434.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_11_22 

THE OBSERVER : 23rd November
Stars join the fight to save people’s history as cuts threaten Manchester’s radical heritage
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/23/fundraising-trade-union-libraries-manchester

THE INDEPENDENT : 23rd November
British culture ‘flatlining’ as funds dwindle, says academic 
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/british-culture-flatlining-as-funds-dwindle-says-academic-9877880.html

Alan Gibbons Blog : 22nd November
Alan’s closing speech to the SUFL Conference : 22nd November
http://alangibbons.net/2014/11/some-thoughts-written-on-the-train-to-the-speak-up-for-libraries-conference/

Mix96 : 23rd November
Library Services Must Change To Survive
Buckinghamshire’s library service has to change to survive, according to a new report which says libraries need to generatemore income for the County Council.
http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/1457544/library-services-must-change-to-survive/

Leicester Mercury : 23rd November
Union collects petition opposing County Hall’s cost-cutting plans to offload village libraries to volunteers
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Union-collects-petition-opposing-County-Hall-s/story-24626132-detail/story.html 

Lincolnshire Echo : 23rd November
Editorial | Hoping library farce has a happy ending
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/ECHO-COMMENT-Hoping-library-farce-happy-ending/story-24569358-detail/story.html 

Darlington & Stockton Times : 23rd November
Plans opposed for volunteer-run library
Stokesley is one of nearly two dozen libraries in North Yorkshire that the county council is proposing to hand over to the community to run, with support from council staff. 
http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/11620527.Plans_opposed_for_volunteer_run_library/

Southport Visitor : 22nd November
Sefton Community group who want to start a library in Botanic Gardens speak at council meeting
http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/news/southport-news/community-group-who-want-start-8152776

Driffied Today : 22nd November
Yorkshire £1.2 million bid for new facility 
extraneous services to move into existing library building 
http://www.driffieldtoday.co.uk/news/local/1-2-million-bid-for-new-facility-1-6959386

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