Tag: Barnet libraries

Library News Round-up: 3 March 2015

Times Series : 3rd MarchShadow Culture Minister Chris Bryant MP visits Golders Green Library“I am not completely opposed to a volunteer run library. If that‚Äôs the only solution to a particular area, then fine.”http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11829653.Shadow_Culture_Minister_visits_Golders_Green_to_discuss_library_cuts/Barnet & Whetstone Press : 3rd MarchCampaigners…

Library News Round-up: 26 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th FebruaryLambeth in line for library closureshttp://thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-line-library-closuresLondon Evening Standard : 26th FebruaryRosamund Urwinūüėź¬†Our libraries and parks should never be under threathttp://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/rosamund-urwin-our-libraries-and-parks-should-never-be-under-threat-10071831.html¬†Friends of Lambeth Libraries : 26th FebruaryStatement¬†|¬†Lambeth Libraries in perilhttps://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/lambeth-libraries-in-peril/Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 26th FebruaryNEW PAGE dedicated…

Library News Round-up: 25 February 2015

Coventry Observer : 25th February¬†Coventry council budget finds cash for communities to run servicesCoventry council has found ¬£500,000 to help community volunteers and organisations who want to step in to run public services including libraries and youth clubs.http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/02/25/news-Coventry-council-budget-finds-cash-for-communities-to-run-services-127775.html¬†The Argus :…

Library News Round-up: 24 February 2015

Bristol Post : 24th FebruarySeven Bristol libraries facing closurehttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/FINAL-CHAPTER-LIBRARIES/story-26071667-detail/story.htmlBristol Post : 24th FebruaryLeading Article¬†|¬†Closures of libraries are inevitablehttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letter-Closures-libraries-inevitable/story-26070998-detail/story.htmlBarnet Today : 24th FebruarySenior politicians oppose library closures in Barnethttp://www.barnet-today.co.uk/news.cfm?id=25402&headline=Senior%20politicians%20oppose%20library%20closures%20in%20BarnetRuncorn & Widnes Weekly : 24th FebruaryClosing date of Halton’s mobile library service…

Library News Round-up: 20 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th FebruaryIn a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battlegroundhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-pastThis Is Local London : 20th FebruaryBarnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cutshttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/Bromsgrove Standard : 20th FebruaryWorcestershire¬†|¬†‘Taking on volunteers whilst…

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 ‚ÄúTeachFirst‚ÄĚ style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/¬†About My Area : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 1 February 2015

SUNDAY TIMES : 1st February Business Section – big article (p.12) by Luke Johnson, Sieghart Panellist Cabbie, drive to the future or we’ll be in a rotten state BBC News : 1st February Prison ‘book ban’ rule relaxed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31083737 BBC…

Library News Round-up: 26 January 2015

Public Libraries News : 25th JanuaryEditorial¬†|¬†Damned if you do, damned if you don‚Äôt: the dilemma of a good librarian in austere times¬†http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-dont-the-dilemma-of-a-good-librarian-in-austere-times.htmlHansard : 22nd January House of Lords¬†|¬†Libraries – Funding¬†http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/150122-0001.htm#15012259000346Romford Recorder : 26th JanuaryHavering budget cuts shake up after consultationproposals…

Library News Round-up: 22 January 2015

Manchester Evening News : 22nd JanuaryLibrary visitor numbers plunge as cuts force drastic reduction in opening hours¬†Seven Manchester libraries have seen visitor numbers plummet by as much as 90per cent since funding cuts led to them beingrun by volunteers¬†with drastically…

Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th JanuaryKirklees Council library service consultation beginshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238¬†Northern Echo : 20th JanuaryLetter¬†|¬†Please save our libraryAn eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Libraryhttp://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/¬†News Shopper : 20th JanuaryShould Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to…

Library News Round-up: 16 January 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 15th JanuaryBrent, Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent & a fish riding a bicycle!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-peterborough-stoke-on-trent-fish.html¬†Redditch Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire¬†|¬†Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html¬†Droitwich Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire¬†|¬†Library axe will cut off villagers, says councillorControversial changes to Worcestershire’s mobile library come…

Library News Round-up: 15 December 2014

Spiked Online : 15th DecemberThe future of libraries ‚Äď no books, no knowledgeBut rather than responding to this challenge by remaking the case for public libraries, even in economically uncertain times, this¬†(Carnegie UK)¬†report throws in the towel.¬†¬†http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-future-of-libraries-no-books-no-knowledge/16354#.VI8_y8lNglASouth Wales Guardian :…

Library News Round-up: 14 December 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES : 14th DecemberAcclaimed library to halve hours after just one yearhttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c1e0c9e0-81fa-11e4-b9d0-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3LsXJtDiiTHE OBSERVER : 14th DecemberWhisper it quietly, the book is back ‚Ķ and here‚Äôs the man leading the revival¬†http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/14/book-revival-james-daunt-waterstonesDon’t Privatise Libraries : 14th DecemberSave Barnet Librarieshttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/save-barnet-libraries.htmlDon’t Privatise Libraries…

Library News Round-up: 8 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 7th DecemberEditorial¬†|¬†The perils of a discretionary service and localismDiscusses the latest CIPFA statisticshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/the-perils-of-a-discretionary-service-and-localism.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 8th DecemberCIPFA stats show drops in library numbers and usagehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-stats-show-drops-library-numbers-and-usageGet West London : 8th DecemberCampaigner dismisses culture minister’s visit to threatened…

Library News Round-up: 14 November 2014

Bolton News : 14th NovemberChildren’s centres,¬†library service¬†and sheltered housing to be hit by more Bolton Council cutshttp://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11602218.Children_s_centre__library_service_and_sheltered_housing_to_be_hit_by_more_cuts/¬†Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th NovemberFinancial literacy for library users courtesy of Tesco & Visahttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/financial-literacy-for-library-users.htmlBristol 24/7 : 11th NovemberBristol libraries to be sponsored by…

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‚Äôs libraries, museums and archives have moved over to…

Library News Round-up: 27 October 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES : 27th OctoberUK‚Äôs libraries plug IT skills gap in online jobs markethttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4e404242-5ba6-11e4-81ac-00144feab7de.html#axzz3HMCxMy2FTimes Series : 27th OctoberBarnet¬†|¬†Library proposals ‘deeply worrying’http://m.times-series.co.uk/news/11561569.Library_proposals__deeply_worrying_/Huddersfield Examiner : 27th OctoberKirklees Council budget: Have your say on what the council should do with its money¬†It could…

Library News Round-up: 24 October 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 24th OctoberWelsh devolution? A cry from the valleys, for the nation Britain forgotIt‚Äôs come to a pretty pass when charities such as Save the Children have to campaign to improve matters, to ensure access to what is…

Library News Round-up: 21 October 2014

BBC News : 20th OctoberWalsall Council warns of job cuts and library closureshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-29694325Infoism¬†I J Clark¬†|¬†Extremism, nudge theory and access to informationWhether such professional opposition would be successful is a different matter. It would not, however, go without being vehemently challenged.…