Library News Round-up: 30 April 2015

Alan Gibbons Diary : 29th April
Open letter to Ed Vaizey- the riddle of the missing libraries
http://alangibbons.net/2015/04/open-letter-to-ed-vaizey-the-riddle-of-the-missing-libraries/

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th April
Publishers give $250m free e-books for Obama scheme
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-give-250m-free-e-books-obama-scheme

The Conversation : 30th April
Britain’s libraries can’t face any more cuts after this election 
Sally O’Reilly is Lecturer in Creative Writing at The Open University 
http://theconversation.com/britains-libraries-cant-face-any-more-cuts-after-this-election-38615

St Helens Star : 30th April
Library jobs cut by almost a quarter
http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/12925440.Library_jobs_cut_by_almost_a_quarter/ 

Keighley News : 30th April
Bradford Silsden pensioner calls for more frequent visits by library service
Her visits were reduced last year as part of district-wide library cuts, which also saw the end of mobile libraries visiting Silsden. 
http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/12923160.Silsden_pensioner_calls_for_more_frequent_visits_by_library_service/ 

Telegraph & Argus : 30th April
Kirklees Under-threat library set to hold its first literature festival
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/spenvalley/12923177.Under_threat_library_set_to_hold_its_first_literature_festival/ 

Scottish Gov : April 2015
Final Report | The Standing Literacy Commission on the Scottish Government’s Literacy Action Plan
multiple ‘libraries’ references
http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00475485.pdf

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