Library News Round-up: 29th March 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

Express & Star : 29th March
Up to 49 jobs at risk in Wolverhampton libraries shake-up
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2013/03/29/up-to-49-jobs-at-risk-in-wolverhampton-libraries-shake-up/

Lend an Ear on the True Challenge Facing Libraries
by Stephen Page

http://www.thethoughtfox.co.uk/?p=7608

Good Library Guide : 29th March
A miserable report about ebooks from William Sieghart
http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2013/03/a_miserable_rep.html

Rotherham Advertiser : 29th March
Villages lose mobile library runs in Rotherham cut-backs
The changes — combined with the closure of Kimberworth Park library — will save £180,666.
http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/93992/villages-lose-mobile-library-runs-in-rotherham-cut-backs.aspx

The Star : 29th March
Letter | Why our libraries are so important
I wish to take issue with Colin Drury over his column in The Star last week relating to our city libraries and his apparent disregard for them.  I live in Totley on the council estate, (yes, we do have a council estate here, contrary to popular belief). Our library is the heart of our community, we simply have nothing else.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/letters/why-our-libraries-are-so-important-1-5539658

The Echo : 29th March
Essex | Shock proposals emerge to move Hadleigh Library for £60million town centre revamp
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/10317665.Shock_proposals_emerge_to_move_Hadleigh_Library_for___60million_town_centre_revamp/

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