Library News Round-up: 27 August 2015

CILIP : 27th August
CILIP calls on Councils to consider social & economic impact of library cuts when balancing the books
Responding to the Department for Communities & Local Government’s release of the provisional 2014/15 annual income and expenditure figures for Local Authorities in England, CILIP has …
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/cilip-calls-councils-consider-social-economic-impact-library-cuts-when-balancing-books

Leicester Mercury : 27th August
First Person: ‘Why I fear for the future of our libraries’
Library of Birmingham
Lynne Dyer is Bibliographic Services Team Manager at De Montfort University’s Library and Learning Services
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/fear-future-libraries/story-27684815-detail/story.html

Kent Online : 27th August
More Kent libraries fail to provide WiFi wireless internet access than anywhere else in the country
According to a government survey, 65 of the county’s 99 libraries do not offer WiFi.  After Kent, the next worst-hit areas are Cumbria with 46, Durham with 33, Lincolnshire with 31 and Northumberland with 30.
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/kents-libraries-are-the-countrys-42339/

Liverpool Echo : 26th August
Former Hillsborough Independent Panel civil servant on mission to save Liverpool’s libraries
Jan Parry is President of CILIP
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/former-hillsborough-independent-panel-civil-9935953 

THE GUARDIAN : 24th August
Library membership for all children is great … as long as the library is open 
Jane Baugh is the shadow spokesperson, children and young people’s services, Trafford council
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/24/library-membership-for-all-children-is-great-as-long-as-the-library-is-open

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