Library News Round-up: 6 November 2014

Public Interest Lawyers : 6th November
Press Release | Coalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiry 
http://www.prlog.org/12391858-coalition-minister-is-minded-to-duck-out-of-library-inquiry.html 

THE GUARDIAN : 6th November
Letter – Laura Swaffield, Chair, The Library Campaign
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THE BOOKSELLER : 6th November
Library Campaign attacks CMS Arts Council report
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-campaign-attacks-cms-arts-council-report

The Library Campaign : 5th November
Over to you, Ed!
For action is urgently needed – and it’s perfectly possible, William Sieghart stressed when he spoke on Tuesday (4 November) at a Westminster Media Forum event.
http://www.librarycampaign.com/over-to-you-ed/

The Stage : 5th November
MPs: ‘Arts council must rebalance cash to regions urgently’
“Today’s report 
highlights the government’s ignorance 
of the key role of local authorities in 
supporting arts and culture, and shows that DCMS ministers are not engaging with local councils.” – Harriet Harman 
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/11/mps-arts-council-must-rebalance-cash-regions-urgently/

LGA : 5th November
Cut lottery funding for councils that don’t back culture, MPs say
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Cut-lottery-funding-for-councils-that-dont-back-culture-MPs-say/37554

LRB Blog : 5th November
How many libraries will Birmingham have?
http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2014/11/05/josh-allen/how-many-libraries-will-birmingham-have/

Wells Journal : 6th November
Somerset Jobs set to go in shake-up of county libraries
http://www.wellsjournal.co.uk/Jobs-set-shake-county-libraries/story-24265059-detail/story.html

Brixton Buzz : 6th November
Unison claim Lambeth Council is diverting public money to help fund library group containing ex-Labour Cllrshttp://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2014/11/unison-claim-lambeth-council-is-diverting-public-money-to-help-fund-library-group-containing-ex-labour-cllrs/

Ripon Gazette : 6th November
Library services could be slashed
But questions over whether enough volunteers will come forward to help run the library have left Ripon politicians worried over its survival.
http://www.ripongazette.co.uk/news/local/library-services-could-be-slashed-1-6938159

Grimsby Telegraph : 6th November
Parish council to fight ‘flawed’ library decision & could protest to Eric Pickles
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Parish-council-fight-flawed-library-decision/story-24275609-detail/story.html

Chester Chronicle : 6th November
Iconic Northwich library ‘falling apart’ say councillors
http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/iconic-northwich-library-falling-apart-8053597

Lancashire Telegraph : 5th November
List of £15m in ‘nasty cuts’ for Lancashire County Council chiefs
“We have never closed a library, but that too is a non-statutory service.
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11580117.List_of___15m_in____nasty_cuts____for_Lancashire_County_Council_chiefs/

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