Tag: Barnet Council

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2016

LGA : 4th April Councils defend ‘difficult’ service spending cuts http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-defend-difficult-service-spending-cuts/40612 LGA : 4th April Councils issuing thousands of ‘gagging orders’ suggest figures http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-issuing-thousands-of-gagging-orders-suggest-figures/40607 Brixton Buzz : 4th April Lambeth issues possession order as Carnegie Library campaigners stand firm on…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Libraries Taskforce ‘Ambition’ report lacks detail on numbers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-ambition-report-lacks-detail-on-numbers-325162 THE GUARDIAN : 24th March Libraries are too important to leave to councils: it’s time to ringfence their funds http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/24/libraries-councils-ringfence-funding-budgets THE GUARDIAN : 24th March The…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March 2016

Hereford Times : 15th March Herefordshire | Masters House and Ledbury Library go from strength to strength http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/14344491.Masters_House_and_Ledbury_Library_go_from_strength_to_strength/?ref=twtrec Lin Anderson Blog : 15th March Orkney | Stop the Cuts – Mobile Libraries are Vital http://www.lin-anderson.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/stop-cuts-mobile-libraries-are-vital.html The Lincolnite : 14th March…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Cameron ‘buying off’ Tory MPs threatening to rebel over council cuts http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/09/cameron-buying-off-tory-mps-theatening-to-rebel-over-council-cuts Public Libraries News : 9th February Speaking up for libraries; deep cuts to West Berkshire and Darlington. New library in Warwickshire http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/speaking-up-for-libraries-deep-cuts-to-west-berkshire-and-darlington-new-library-in-warwickshire.html Alan…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February 2016

Public Libraries News :  2nd February Swindon proposes just 1 out of 15 libraries to survive: SCL plans 2 day conference http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/swindon-proposes-just-1-out-of-15-libraries-to-survive-scl-plans-2-day-conference.html Times Series : 3rd February Barnet | Anger over unstaffed libraries Campaigners pretended to wreak havoc in a staff-free library…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2015

YOU TUBE Save Barnet Libraries animation Residents & school children star in a new film.  It’s brilliant! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3XfibjbJuA&feature=youtu.be THE GUARDIAN : 11th December Val McDermid and Ian Rankin join attack on swingeing library cuts Fife and Lambeth featured.  Laura Swaffield quoted…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Croydon may close all but one of its libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-may-close-all-one-its-libraries-317495 THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Barnet | Campaigners raise thousands to challenge library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-raise-thousands-challenge-library-cuts-317497 Droitwich Advertiser : 1st December We need to shed another £475,000 from…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2015

Croydon Advertiser : 30th November ‘Possibility’ all Croydon libraries could close ‘apart from statutory ones’ says culture chief Only central library to be retained? http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Possibility-Croydon-libraries-close-apart/story-28269849-detail/story.html HoldtheFrontPage : 30th November Lancashire | Sister weeklies unite to save libraries threatened with axe…

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: 4 November 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th November Community Tubs http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/04/community-tubs/ BBC News : 4th November Library services to be devolved in Cornwall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-34718530 Pirate FM Radio : 4th November Cornwall’s Library Shake-Up http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1783037/cornwalls-library-shake-up/ BBC News : 4th November Wales | Lib Dem plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 26th OctoberTim Larden – The Risk Exposures of Volunteer Libraries Tim Larden is the Managing Director of Ladbrook Insurance, a specialist in working with non-profit groups.http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/volunteer-run-libraries/practicalities/the-risk-exposures-of-volunteer-librariesITV News : 26th OctoberProtests over proposed cuts to council services in…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 4th OctoberEditorial | Cuts in Barnet and Lambeth … and the joys of storytelling http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/10/cuts-in-barnet-and-lambeth-and-the-joys-of-storytelling.htmlBarnet Today : 5th OctoberBarnet libraries could be saved but more protests are planned http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=7656&headline=Libraries%20could%20be%20saved%20but%20more%20protests%20are%20planned LGA : 5th October Councils promised more money to help refugees http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-promised-more-money-to-help-refugees/39548 London SE1 :…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 October 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th OctoberThe Gordian Knot Volunteershttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/10/04/the-gordian-knot/ Barnet Eye : 4th OctoberGuest Blog | What all Barnet Tory Councillors should realise about libraries – By Barnet Librarian http://barneteye.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/guest-blog-what-all-barnet-tory.html Brixton Blog : 4th OctoberLambeth libraries to double up as gyms http://www.brixtonblog.com/lambeth-libraries-to-double-up-as-gyms/32976 Shropshire Star: 4th OctoberEllesmere library…

Library News Round-up: 15 September 2015

Pew Research Centre : 15th SeptemberUSA | Report : Libraries and Services for Learning, Key Groups and Economic Opportunities http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/09/15/libraries-and-services-for-learning-key-groups-and-economic-opportunities/#libraries-as-providers-of-resources-for-immigrants-and-veterans-and-for-those-who-want-technology-helpBurton Mail : 15th SeptemberLibraries in Staffordshire handed to community groupshttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Libraries-Staffordshire-handed-community-groups/story-27795345-detail/story.html Times Series : 15th SeptemberLibrary supporters march in protest at cuts http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13735383.Library_supporters_march_in_protest_at_cuts/ Huddersfield Examiner : 15th…

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: 9 September 2015

BBC News : 9th SeptemberNew £1m Stafford library offers access to 3D printinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34187495Don’t Privatise Libraries : 9th SeptemberBarnet Children’s March for Libraries 12/9/15  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/barnet-childrens-march-for-libraries.htmlBlackpool Gazette : 9th September Letter | Council CutsIf you close libraries the elderly, along with mother groups, would suffer.http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/letters-emails/letters-september-9-2015-1-7451654 UNISON Scotland…

Library News Round-up: 7 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th SeptemberAll-Wales library card launcheshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/welsh-government-launch-all-wales-library-card-311486CILIP : 7th SeptemberInvesting in the UK Knowledge Economy – CILIP Spending Review 2015http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/investing-uk-knowledge-economy-cilip-spending-review-2015Ham & High : 7th SeptemberThe Thick of It star launches march against cuts threatening Barnet’s libraries with closurehttp://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/thick_of_it_star_launches_march_against_cuts_that_could_close_barnet_s_libraries_1_4221536Swindon Advertiser…

Library News Round-up: 3 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd SeptemberMarch planned to protest threat to Barnet librarieson Saturday, September 12thhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-stage-march-ahead-vote-library-cuts-311418Times Series : 2nd SeptemberBarnet | Campaigners to stage march ahead of vote on library cuts on Saturday, September 12th http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13641401.Campaigners_to_stage_march_ahead_of_vote_on_library_cuts/THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd SeptemberCILIP called on to…

Library News Round-up: 31 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 31st JulyWhy Birmingham library needs Google and language classes to keep doors open by Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culturehttp://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jul/31/birmingham-library-google-language-classes Local Guardian : 31st JulyMore redundancies announced at Croydon’s librarieshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/13523468.More_redundancies_announced_at_Croydon_s_libraries/ The Lincolnite : 31st JulyIs privatisation the…