Library News Round-up: 25 November 2014

10 year-old Leon Remphry’s storming speech to save libraries at full Cornwall Council meeting 
from 00:32.
http://www.cornwall.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/153278 

The Digital Reader : 24th November
An Incomplete Report on a Flawed Pilot Program Suggests that Library eBook Loans Don’t Drive Sales
http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/11/24/incomplete-report-flawed-pilot-program-suggests-library-ebook-loans-dont-drive-sales/

V3.co.uk : 25th November
Three billion people now have internet access
The potential for public buildings such as libraries and post offices and public internet access points has not been fully exploited, the ITU said, pointing out that … 
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2383364/three-billion-people-now-have-internet-access

South Wales Argus : 25th November
Monmouthshire Rethink on council libraries jobs axe
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11625356.Rethink_on_council_libraries_jobs_axe/

South Wales Argus : 25th November
Newport central library could close under council budget cuts
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/11623303.Newport_central_library_could_close_under_council_budget_cuts/ 

Wales Online : 25th November
letter | Time to show some backbone over cuts
As far as Rumney residents are concerned, the council budget cut proposal to close Rumney village library is definitely a case of serious council madness.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/sosouth-wales-echo-letters-tuesday-8169089

Wales Online : 25th November
Ynyshir Library building re-opened as an art gallery & exhibition space (not as a library) 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/ynyshir-library-building-re-opened-art-8168778

Dewsbury Reporter : 25th November
Kirklees | Letter – Volunteers are not the answer for libraries
Councillor David Sheard seems to think that those whom he expects to fill the gap by replacing these members of staff are volunteers. Victims of blackmail seems to be a better description.
http://www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/news/your-letters/volunteers-are-not-the-answer-for-libraries-1-6961141

Harrow Times : 25th November
Proposed closure of libraries in Harrow ‘would be devastating’
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11625063.Proposed_closure_of_libraries____would_be_devastating___/

Harrow Times : 24th November
Proposed cuts to Harrow library services announced
Library services are currently run by external provider Carillion Integrated Services which signed a contract with Harrow Council last year.
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11622494.Proposed_cuts_to_library_services_announced/

Galleon News : 25th November
Portsmouth’s counselling services to be affected by £13million city cuts
Portsmouth Libraries >£29,800 cut to book fund. Southsea Library >reduced opening hrs on Sats (to save £2,300)http://www.galleonnews.com/2014/11/portsmouths-counselling-services-to-be-affected-by-13million-city-cuts/ 

Mid Devon Gazette : 25th November
Library hopes to lead the way for a better future
Bampton Library volunteers hope it will be one of only 10 chosen to take part in Devon Libraries’ Community Pilot Project.
http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/Library-hopes-lead-way-better-future/story-24667519-detail/story.html 

Shropshire Star : 18th November
Author Michael Morpurgo has hard words over Shropshire libraries
http://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/2014/11/18/author-michael-morpurgo-has-hard-words-over-shropshire-libraries/

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