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Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2017

Shropshire Star: 22 August Powys County Council aims to halve cost of running libraries  ‘community partnerships’ planned  https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2017/08/22/powys-county-council-aims-to-halve-cost-of-running-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 22 August NE Lincolnshire | ‘I don’t know what I’d do without it’ – Library users urge council to shelve…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 August 2017

Helensburgh Advertiser: 21 August Green light awaits for new ‘Live Argyll’ leisure trust Operation of Helensburgh Library and other leisure and culture services in Argyll and Bute is set to transfer to a charitable trust, Live Argyll.  http://www.helensburghadvertiser.co.uk/news/15484988.Green_light_awaits_for_new___39_Live_Argyll__39__leisure_trust/ Evening Express:…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 July 2016

UK Fundraising : 18th July Arts Council to include museums & libraries in new funding approach http://fundraising.co.uk/2016/07/18/arts-council-include-museums-libraries-new-funding-approach/   Bromley Times : 18th July All-out strike of council services planned for this week Bromley library workers started seven days of strike…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 July 2016

BBC News : 15th July Swindon library closures: Campaigners urge rethink http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-36802142   Swindon Advertiser : 15th July Cabinet offers cautious backing to libraries strategy http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14620449.Cabinet_offers_cautious_backing_to_libraries_strategy/ ITV News : 14th July Last ditch attempt to save Swindon’s libraries  http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-07-14/last-ditch-attempt-to-save-swindons-libraries/ Uckfield…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th July Libraries affected by changes in ACE funding http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-affected-changes-ace-funding-353971 Kidderminster Shuttle : 13th July Worcestershire | Council chiefs scale back cuts to library opening hours in Wyre Forest http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/local/14619293.Council_chiefs_scale_back_cuts_to_library_opening_hours_in_Wyre_Forest/ Swindon Advertiser : 14th July Letter: ‘Concern over libraries’…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th April Library usage falls 14.3 percentage points since 2005 \ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-has-fallen-143-2005-328058 Lancaster Guardian : 29th April ‘Ridiculous’ to axe library after £300,000 refurb Bolton-le-Sands http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/local/ridiculous-to-axe-library-after-refurb-1-7881510 London Evening Standard : 29th April Council accused over plans to lease…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2016

Slough Express : 21st February Slough to be given £625,000 boost to develop arts in the town Funded by Arts Council England http://www.sloughexpress.co.uk/News/All-Areas/Slough/Slough-to-be-given-625000-boost-to-develop-arts-in-the-town-19022016.htm Kent Online :  21st February Mobile libraries in Deal, Walmer and Sandwich could be cut  Kent County…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/feb/06/library-visitors-austerity-job-applications-loneliness SKY NEWS : 6th February Library Closures Top 400 In Five Years  Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP,  quoted http://news.sky.com/story/1637003/library-closures-top-400-in-five-years Conservative Home…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2016

On the Wight : 19th January What do we do if the money runs out? IOW council chief asks Government The council chief’s letter to the DCLG’s Shafi Khan is embedded in the article.   http://onthewight.com/2016/01/19/iwc-ceo-writes-to-government/ Harlow Star : 19th January Dementia sufferers in…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 18th January Bradford | Councillors protest over length and location of libraries closures consultation meeting “It’s barmy not to engage with people – the Council must consult properly” http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14211085.Councillors_protest_over_length_and_location_of_libraries_closures_consultation_meeting/ Kent Online : 18th January Kent County Council proposes…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January 2016

SCL : 12th January New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future http://goscl.com/new-report-looks-at-creating-a-single-library-digital-presence-to-support-public-libraries-in-the-future/ Lincolnshire Echo: 12th January Letter | ‘Lincolnshire County Council is swinging its axe at the wrong target in libraries’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-8216-Lincolnshire-County-Council-swinging/story-28474717-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Report to recommend £20m digital investment in libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-recomment-20m-digital-investment-libraries-319894 The Knowledge Exchange : 8th January Digital leadership: how should digital be represented at board level? Reading Room is is a digital consultancy that identifies opportunities, creates…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 - Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Library News Round-up: 31 August 2015

ITV News : 31st AugustDevon | Roommates: local library moves into town post office in face of budget cutshttp://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2015-08-31/roommates-local-library-moves-into-town-post-office-in-face-of-budget-cuts/Ledbury Reporter : 31st AugustArts council chief to visit Hereford On Fridayhttp://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13636393.Arts_council_chief_to_visit_Hereford/ Southampton Daily Echo : 31st AugustLetter | Resist these cuts How about robustly taking on the government,…

Library News Round-up: 29 June 2015

Literacy Trust : 29th JuneReport from Read On. Get On. highlights ‘language skills gap’ at age 5 The report highlights the crucial role of local services, including children’s centres and librarieshttp://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news/6698_report_from_read_on_get_on_reveals_language_skills_gap_at_age_fiveReport - ‘Ready to Read’  http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Ready_to_Read.pdfLiverpool Echo : 20th JuneArts Council chief on…

Library News Round-up: 16 June 2015

DAILY EXPRESS : 16th JuneThe places where mobile phones should be banned Public librarieshttp://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/584606/Mobile-phone-banned Ars Technica UK : 16th JuneEuropean Parliament committee adopts controversial pro-user copyright reform reportThe newly adopted report hopes to make it easier for libraries to lend e-books…

Library News Round-up: 26 March 2015

Arts Council : 25th MarchThe health and wellbeing benefits of public librarieshttp://www.artscouncil.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/browse-advice-and-guidance/health-and-wellbeing-benefits-public-librariesFull Report :  http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/media/uploads/Health_and_wellbeing_benefits_of_public_libraries_full_report.pdf THE GUARDIAN : 26th MarchA master’s in librarianship could enhance your shelf life http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/26/a-masters-in-librarianship-could-enhance-your-shelf-lifeShropshire Star : 26th MarchLeading Article | Libraries a challenge for groups22 Shropshire libraries are earmarked for…

Library News Round-up: 12 March 2015

LGA : 12th MarchPickles gives Enterprising Libraries a cash boosthttp://www.localgov.co.uk/Pickles-gives-Enterprising-Libraries-a-cash-boost/38298 THE BOOKSELLER : 12th MarchDevon confirms mutual move for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/devon-confirms-mutual-move-librariesHarrow Times : 12th MarchFour libraries to close according to Harrow Council’s library strategyhttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11851503.Four_libraries_to_close_despite_objections/ Bristol Post : 12th MarchBristol’s deputy mayor calls for…