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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…

Library News Round-up: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th FebruaryJoanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.htmlSociety of Chief Librarians : 5th FebruaryPress Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ About My Area : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 5 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th NovemberSieghart ‘frightened’ for future of ‘dysfunctionally run’ library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-blasts-dysfunctional-running-library-serviceParliament | CMS Committee : 5th NovemberWork of Arts Council Englandhttp://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmcumeds/279/27902.htmWigan Today : 4th NovemberCouncil reclaims public buildingsRunning of Wigan’s libraries, museums and archives have moved over to…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 24th SeptemberSteal some ideas from the USA, why don’t you?http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/steal-some-ideas-from-the-usa-why-dont-you.htmlKnight Foundation Knight News Challenge Numerous innovative ideas for public libraries are featured.  Challenge closes on 30th Sept. https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/libraries/submissions/BBC News : 24th SeptemberPrison book restriction ‘harms studying’The Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET)…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 May 2014

Third Sector : 22nd May Councils should ‘treat voluntary sector fairly when setting budgets’ A joint letter sent out to all council leaders in England before last week’s local elections from the local infrastructure body Navca, the chief executives body…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th May International publishers warn of ‘severe’ risk on copyright http://www.thebookseller.com/news/international-publishers-warn-severe-risk-copyright.html THE BOOKSELLER : 12th May LGA warns on future for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lga-warns-future-libraries.html LocalGov : 12th May LGA: Councils at ‘end of the road’ for efficiency savings…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th April 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 26th April Public Libraries UK Plc or the ACE/Locality report on ‘enterprising libraries’ http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/public-libraries-uk-plc-or-acelocality.html Locality : March 2014 Enabling Enterprise in Libraries Prepared by Locality, commissioned by ACE http://locality.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Locality-Enabling-Enterprise-in-Libraries.pdf

Libraries News Round-up: 19th March 2014

Written Evidence to CMS Committee on ‘Work of The Arts Council England’  now published at this Inquiry Page link http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2010/work-of-the-arts-council-england/?type=Written#pnlPublicationFilter THE BOOKSELLER : 19th March Lincolnshire library campaigners get judicial review go-ahead http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-get-judicial-review-go-ahead.html  The Lincolnite : 19th March Judicial review…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th March 2014

York Press : 14th March ‘Difficult’ savings to be made in county council’s 2020 North Yorkshire programme “If the goal is to protect services, people must step up to the mark as the alternative is losing them” http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/ryedale/11077470.___Difficult____savings_to_be_made_in_county_council_s_2020_North_Yorkshire_programme/?ref=rss Croydon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd March 2014

Booktrade Info : 3rd March Press Release | Public Library E-lending Pilots Launched Today  http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/52617 Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd March An open Letter to Mr Ed Vaizey MP re Lincolnshire Libraries http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/03/03/an-open-letter-to-mr-ed-vaizey-mp-re-lincolnshire-libraries/ Library Journal : 3rd March The Closing of British…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February ACE to research libraries’ economic contribution  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-research-libraries-economic-contribution.html The Star : 19th February Fate of Sheffield’s libraries sealed Cabinet members gave plans to cut public funding and axe staff at 15 of its 28 libraries the…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 28th January Editorial | To claim that paid staff can in any way give a better service is ridiculous” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/to-claim-that-paid-staff-can-in-any-way-give-a-better-service-is-ridiculous.html LocalGov : 29th January Councils paying over the odds for IT equipment, survey finds http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-paying-over-the-odds-for-IT-equipment-survey-finds/35492 Locality.org : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th December 2013

CILIP PMLG  Newsletter – ‘Access’ Including, among others, articles from Annie Mauger, John Dolan and Ian Anstice http://info.cilip.org.uk/FS/2834/Documents/PMLG%20Access%20Issue%201.pdf  Stoke Sentinel : 20th December Community volunteers could be drafted in to run libraries as part of a major-shake-up in Staffordshire Some…