Library News Round-up: 5 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th November
Sieghart ‘frightened’ for future of ‘dysfunctionally run’ library service
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-blasts-dysfunctional-running-library-service

Parliament | CMS Committee : 5th November
Work of Arts Council England
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmcumeds/279/27902.htm

Wigan Today : 4th November
Council reclaims public buildings
Running of Wigan’s libraries, museums and archives have moved over to Wigan Council as part of the new Deal for Leisure. “Bringing the libraries and heritage service back into the council will give us greater control”
http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/council-reclaims-public-buildings-1-6932458

North Devon Journal : 5th November
There is uncertainty over the future of Barnstaple Library, county council confirms
http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/uncertainty-future-Barnstaple-Library-county/story-24180557-detail/story.html

Exeter Express & Echo : 5th November
Ottery St Mary community rises up against public services closures
Volunteer group, the Friends of Ottery Library are putting in a bid for Ottery
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Ottery-St-Mary-community-rises-public-services/story-24190626-detail/story.html

This Is Local London : 4th November
‘Stand up and be counted’ – councillors vote against saving libraries in Barnet
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11579462._Stand_up_and_be_counted____councillors_vote_against_saving_libraries/

Wirral Globe : 4th November
Letter | Outraged by plans for Wirral libraries
http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/yoursay/wirralletters/11578768.Outraged_by_plans_for_Wirral_libraries/

Bristol Post : 4th November
Lib Dems call over library cut
Bristol’s Liberal Democrats are the latest party to urge Mayor George Ferguson to stop £1.1million worth of cuts in the city’s library service.
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Lib-Dems-library-cut/story-24074468-detail/story.html 

Worcester News : 5th November
This is crunch time for the county council, says chief executive
During the debate she highlighted the outdoor education centres, which are now managed externally and libraries, which rely on large numbers of volunteers, as good examples of the way forward.
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11581288.This_is_crunch_time_for_the_county_council__says_chief_executive/

The Boar : 4th November
Are public libraries on their way out? – Julia Wessels 
http://theboar.org/2014/11/04/public-libraries-way/#.VFnA_mdIdNE

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