Tag Archive for Arts Council England

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: 19 July

Bath Echo: 19 July Bath MP Wera Hobhouse calls for end to ‘shambles’ created over library future http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/bath-mp-wera-hobhouse-calls-end-shambles-created-library-future-74194/ St Austell Voice: 19 July Cornwall | Library is next asset to transfer to town council http://www.staustellvoice.co.uk/news/73/article/6540/ Construction News: 19 July Hounslow…

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: 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: 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: 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: 27 November 2015

BBC News : 27th November Scotland | Library book expenditure in decline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34919430 THE BOOKSELLER : 27th November Libraries Taskforce gets funding until 2020 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-gets-funding-until-2016-317434 The Stage : 27th November Arts cuts will still be ‘hugely damaging’, warns Dugher https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/arts-cuts-will-still-be-hugely-damaging-warns-dugher/ Salisbury Journal…

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…

Library News Round-up: 2 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st SeptemberNational Libraries Day set for 6th Februaryhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/national-libraries-day-set-6th-february-310211Public Libraries News : 1st SeptemberEditorial | Libraries change lives, but soon probably not in Herefordshirehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/09/libraries-change-lives-but-soon-probably-not-in-herefordshire.htmlLeicester Mercury : 1st SeptemberLetter | Libraries cut to the bonethe word “library” to be deleted from staff job…

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: 28 July 2015

BBC News : 28th JulyLincolnshire County Council wins second library court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33622882The Lincolnite : 28th JulyLincolnshire library cuts challenge dismissed, and one Lincoln facility to closehttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/07/lincolnshire-library-cuts-challenge-dismissed-and-one-lincoln-facility-to-close/Spalding Guardian : 28th JulyHigh Court sides with Lincolnshire CC as authority blames Save Lincs Libraries for “wasting”…

Library News Round-up: 24 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 24th JulyDrop in younger children visiting libraries is worrying, says Chris Riddell This story has been very widely published Some queries have since been raised about the reliability of the figures quoted therein. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/24/drop-younger-children-visiting-libraries-chris-riddellDCMS : July 2015Taking…

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: 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: 23 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd MarchDesmond Clarke | Blog: The public side of public librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/public-side-public-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd MarchDamned if we do…http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/22/damned-if-we-do/ Bristol Post : 23rd MarchLetter | Take on young as trainees in librarieshttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/young-trainees-libraries/story-26213251-detail/story.htmlLincolnshire Echo : 23rd MarchInternal Audit of the Libraries Project to…

Library News Round-up: 6 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th FebruaryNational digital library network gets £30k fundinghttp://thebookseller.com/news/national-digital-library-network-gets-30k-fundingTHE GUARDIAN : 6th FebruaryGo digital by all means, but don’t bring the venture capitalists in to do it http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/06/go-digital-by-all-means-but-dont-bring-the-venture-capitalists-in-to-do-itArts Council England : 6th FebruaryTravels in My TardisTo mark National Libraries…

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…