Tag: Alan Gibbons

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2018

The Bookseller: 8 January Government announces ‘hubs’ to boost children’s literacy Alan Gibbons quoted https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-pledges-703961 Burton Mail: 8 January Derbyshire | Schools’ library service could close down because so few have signed up https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/schools-library-service-could-close-1004224 Express & Star: 8 January Staffordshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 October 2017

The Bookseller: 9 October Over 1,000 venues participate in first Libraries Week https://www.thebookseller.com/news/more-1000-libraries-participate-first-libraries-week-648231 Yorkshire Post: 10 October The Yorkshire Post says: Public services are stuck in the past – and that’s a problem http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-yorkshire-post-says-public-services-are-stuck-in-the-past-and-that-s-a-problem-1-8796011 Cambridge News: 10 October Libraries ‘should…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th March BBC investigation finds 8,000 library jobs lost in six years http://www.thebookseller.com/news/8k-library-jobs-lost-due-closures-325187 BBC News : 29th March Libraries: The decline of a profession? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35724957 BBC News : 29th March Libraries lose a quarter of staff as…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 28th January How the battle to save Lincolnshire’s libraries became a full-time job http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/28/battle-save-lincolnshire-libraries-full-time-job THE GUARDIAN : 28th January ‘Speak up before there’s nothing left’: authors rally for National Libraries Day http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/28/authors-rally-national-libraries-day-philip-ardagh-ann-cleeves THE BOOKSELLER : 28th January…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November Report highlights “concerning” gender pay gap in library sector http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-highlights-lack-diversity-library-workers-317381 THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November ACE ‘astonished’ by increase in funding  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mixed-reaction-trade-following-spending-review-317394 CILIP : 25th November Autumn Statement is “perfect storm” for libraries warns CILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2015

Times Series : 24th November Barnet council leader defends approach to outsourcing http://m.times-series.co.uk/news/14099606.Council_leader_defends_approach_to_outsourcing_as_union_warns_92__of_jobs_at_risk_of_being_farmed_out/ Lancaster Guardian : 24th November Lancaster and Morecambe children’s centres, libraries and day care centres hit list http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/community/lancaster-and-morecambe-children-s-centres-libraries-day-care-centres-hit-list-1-7588079 (some more from the 23rd) THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberBritish Library’s chief librarian confirmed as CILIP trustee http://www.thebookseller.com/news/british-library-chief-librarian-confirmed-cilip-trustee-314753THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberSchool libraries protesters rally outside Scottish Parliament http://www.thebookseller.com/news/protesters-rally-outside-scottish-parliment-314751 Huddersfield Examiner: 19th OctoberKirklees | Future of Kirkburton library set to be decided this week http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/future-kirkburton-library-set-decided-10282959 Leon’s Library Blog : 18th OctoberThe Library…

Library News Round-up: 11 September 2015

Daily Echo : 10th SeptemberCampaigners stage protest at Southampton Civic Centre http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13713394.Campaigners_stage_protest_at_Southampton_Civic_Centre/ Daily Echo : 11th SeptemberSeven organisations have stepped forward eager to run six under-threat Southampton libraries She was unable to disclose the organisations’ names because talks were still in a confidential…

Library News Round-up: 27 August 2015

CILIP : 27th AugustCILIP calls on Councils to consider social & economic impact of library cuts when balancing the booksResponding to the Department for Communities & Local Government’s release of the provisional 2014/15 annual income and expenditure figures for Local…

Library News Round-up: 20 August 2015

Alan Gibbons Blog : 19th AugustAlan’s Letter to Nicky Morganhttp://alangibbons.net/2015/08/letter-to-nicky-morgan/Public Libraries News : 19th AugustSpecial: Automatic English child library membership? No, not really.http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/08/special-automatic-english-child-library-membership-no-not-really.htmlLeon’s Library Blog : 20th AugustWhat is comprehensive & efficient? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/08/20/what-is-comprehensive-efficient/ …Fife Today : 20th AugustCould communities unwittingly undermine efforts to…

Library News Round-up: 16 August 2015

Public Libraries News : 16th AugustPublic libraries as charity basket casehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/08/public-libraries-as-charity-basket-case.html THE INDEPENDENT : 14th August… I can’t believe how much the Tories are neglecting our libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/as-someone-who-had-no-choice-but-to-steal-books-when-i-was-younger-i-cant-believe-how-much-the-tories-are-neglecting-our-libraries-10456134.html

Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th AugustReview Explores the Role of Volunteers in LibrariesA review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services…

Library News Round-up: 12 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th AugustBirmingham Council confirms ‘pause’ on library book fund + Laura Swaffield, The Library Campaign, is quotedhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-council-confirms-pause-book-fund-309270 Birmingham MailBirmingham libraries banned from buying new books by city councilhttp://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-libraries-banned-buying-new-9842985 BBC News : 12th AugustBirmingham libraries stop buying bookshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-33878844THE BOOKSELLER : 12th…

Library News Round-up: 7 August 2015

BBC Radio Merseyside : 7th August Liverpool Libraries | Listen to Alan Gibbons, followed by Mayor Anderson (1 hour, 9 mins & 35 secs – in) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xn8wc#play  Liverpool Echo : 7th August Liverpool Town Hall protest over plans to transfer…

Library News Round-up: 6 August 2015

Liverpool Echo : 6th AugustCampaigners plan protest at Liverpool town hall over changes to libraries Alan Gibbons is debating with Mayor Anderson on the Town Hall steps tomorrow morning.  Radio Merseyside. 8amhttp://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/campaigners-plan-protest-liverpool-town-9801086 Barry & District News : 6th AugustRhoose library campaigners…

Library News Round-up: 13 June 2015

BBC News : 12th JuneLibrary loans in Warwickshire (community libraries) down by 46% since 2011/12http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-33081298 Brent & Kilburn Times : 12th JuneKensal Rise Library holds an open day for the communityhttp://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/heritage/kensal_rise_library_holds_an_open_day_for_the_community_1_4109789Friends of The Library of Birmingham : 13th JuneVIDEO | Alan Gibbons speaking…

Library News Round-up: 7 May 2015

Manchester City Council : 7th MayResponse to claims homeless people have been banned from Central Library http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200109/council_news/6952/response_to_claims_homeless_people_have_been_banned_from_central_libraryCambrian News : 7th MayPorthmadog Library to get £250,000 boostCommunity hub “where customers can access a range of council services as well as the…

Library News Round-up: 4 May 2015

Public Libraries News : 4th MayEd Vaizey agrees to defend his record … if he’s around long enoughhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/05/ed-vaizey-agrees-to-defend-his-record-if-hes-around-long-enough.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 1st MayJudy Blume makes plea to New York mayor for library fundsEd Vaizey accepts a challenge from writer Alan Gibbons…

Library News Round-up: 1 May 2015

Public Libraries News : 1st MayEditorial | Alan Gibbons + Private Eye call Ed Vaizey out on figures, the SCL … and Obama careshttp://ift.tt/1DP0U3OSouth Wales Evening Post : 1st MayWelsh Government plans to halve the number of councils dividing opinionMore rights for…