Library News Round-up: 5 December 2014

BBC News : 5th December
Prison book ban ruled unlawful by High Court
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30344867

FINANCIAL TIMES : 5th December
Judge overturns ban on books being sent to UK jails
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/674ab5d6-7c87-11e4-aa9c-00144feabdc0.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th December
CILIP protests against IWM library ‘closure’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-protests-against-iwm-library-closure

Leon’s Library Blog : 5th December
Dysfunctional and devalued
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/12/05/dysfunctional-and-devalued/

Walsall Advertiser : 5th December
Public meeting to be held over plans to close 8 libraries in Walsall 
December 13th – Residents must book a place, and places are limited.  Plus 8 drop-in sessions in the libs (listed)
http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/Public-meeting-held-plans-close-libraries-Walsall/story-25126552-detail/story.html

Good eReader : 5th December
USA Libraries Reinvent themselves in the Digital Age
http://goodereader.com/blog/digital-library-news/libraries-reinvent-themselves-in-the-digital-age

Times Series : 5th December
Pupils from Goodwyn School, Mill Hill,  beg Barnet Borough Council to rethink library consultation
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11644772._A_catastrophic_tragedy____pupils_write_spirited_letter_begging_council_to_rethink_library_consultation/

Worcester News : 4th December
Extra £50,000 to be cut from Worcestershire libraries – as review over opening hours draws to a close
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11647314.Extra___50_000_to_be_cut_from_Worcestershire_libraries___as_review_over_opening_hours_draws_to_a_close/

Shropshire Live : 5th December
Church Stretton residents urged to take part in library consultation
Libraries “do pose a financial burden on an already shrinking budget ….”
http://www.shropshirelive.com/2014/12/05/church-stretton-residents-urged-to-take-part-in-library-consultation/

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