Tag: Birmingham City Council

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/   East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October ‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February Library of Birmingham visitor numbers plummet by 600k http://www.thebookseller.com/news/visitor-numbers-library-birmingham-plummet-600k-322929 Public Technology : 22nd February How technology can save council libraries Peterborough model examined https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/features/how-technology-can-save-council-libraries Chronicle Live : 22nd February Newcastle City Council meeting LIVE: Cabinet expected…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2016

Fife Today : 18th February Councillors vote to close 16 libraries in Fife http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillors-vote-to-close-16-libraries-in-fife-1-4034344 Argyllshire Advertiser : 19th February Librarians removed in budget cuts EVERY school librarian in Argyll and Bute will be made redundant …. http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/2016/02/19/librarians-removed-in-budget-cuts/ Librarians removed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2015

BBC News : 15th December East Sussex libraries could cut hours to save running costs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35105570 Birmingham Post : 15th December Birmingham libraries should be ‘re-imagined’ to survive http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/birmingham-libraries-should-re-imagined-10599778 Accrington Observer : 15th December Lancashire | Library users hit by fee hikes…

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: 21 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st OctoberLibrary of Birmingham in £2m language school conversion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-birmingham-in-2m-language-school-conversion-315112 THE GUARDIAN : 21st OctoberStaff shortages forcing prisoners to choose between books and showers http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/21/staff-shortages-forcing-prisoners-to-choose-between-books-and-showersLibraries Taskforce : 21st OctoberGuest Blog | Libraries as Fun Palaces – by author Stella Duffyhttps://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/21/libraries-as-fun-palaces/Newham Recorder :…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 11th OctoberTim Coates | Ten Steps to Changing Public Libraries http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/10/11/tim-coates-ten-steps-to-changing-public-libraries/ Birmingham Mail : 11th OctoberPolice called in as students stage sit-in protest at Library of Birmingham http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-called-students-stage-sit-10238884 St Helens Reporter : 11th OctoberBid to expand St Helens’ mobile library scheme Library bosses…

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: 24 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th AugustSouthampton library closures ‘halted’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/southampton-library-closures-halted-309782Daily Echo : 24th AugustLabour leaders plans to stop running six libraries in Southampton have been halted due to opposition from Tory councillors http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13621271.display/Birmingham Post : 24th AugustLiteracy campaigner hits out at…

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…

Library News Round-up: 27 July 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 26th JulyDavid Cameron’s cuts mean 360,000 children couldn’t visit a library last yearhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-camerons-cuts-mean-360000-6144193THE INDEPENDENT : 27th JulyGoogle scheme saves Birmingham Library from restricting opening hours over budget cutshttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/google-scheme-saves-birmingham-library-from-restricting-opening-hours-over-budget-cuts-10417082.html Birmingham Mail : 27th JulyLibrary of Birmingham to open to…

Library News Round-up: 24 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th AprilWBN authors defend libraries and teachers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wbn-authors-defend-libraries-and-teachers Coventry Observer : 24th AprilElection hopefuls called on to pledge support for Coventry librarieshttp://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/04/24/news-Election-hopefuls-called-on-to-pledge-support-for-Coventry-libraries-132414.html Birmingham Mail : 23rd AprilTrojan horse one year onBirmingham Education Partnership will  “lean on the council to boost…

Library News Round-up: 4 April 2015

Birmingham Mail : 4th AprilLibrary of Birmingham: 158 reasons people would volunteer to keep city landmark open longer http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/library-birmingham-158-reasons-people-8981196 Spenborough Guardian : 4th AprilKirklees | Heckmondwike Library friends group hands petition to councillorhttp://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/library-friends-group-hands-petition-to-councillor-1-7191191Steve Reed : 3rd April A fair deal for Upper Norwood http://www.steve4croydon.co.uk/a-fair-deal-for-upper-norwood/

Library News Round-up: 30 March 2015

DCMS  NEW Letter :  Ed Vaizey MP to Leader, LCC | Local inquiry into library provision in Lincolnshirehttps://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/418460/Local_Inquiry_Into_Library_Provision_in_Lincolnshire.pdfTHE BOOKSELLER : 30th MarchSettle appointed c.e.o. of libraries task forcehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/settle-appointed-ceo-libraries-task-force THE BOOKSELLER : 30th MarchBirmingham moots library cooperative model http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-moots-library-cooperative-model Hertfordshire Mercury : 30th MarchMerger plans look healthy for…

Library News Round-up: 17 March 2015

The Conversation : 17th MarchWe need to remember that libraries are about books, not business http://theconversation.com/we-need-to-remember-that-libraries-are-about-books-not-business-35884BBC News : 16th MarchPlans to close seven Bristol libraries on hold http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31909805Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th MarchAdvocacy under austerity, Vaizey, Northamptonshire & donations and cynical electioneering http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/advocacy-under-austerity-vaizey.html | @Don’t Privatise…

Library News Round-up: 11 February 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th FebruaryRally for the Library of Birmingham on #NLD15with text of Alan’s SPEECH http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/rally-for-library-of-birmigham-7215.html Hemel Today : 11th FebruaryCounty’s 46 libraries to remain open as technology and volunteers set a path for the futurehttp://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/more-news/county-s-46-libraries-to-remain-open-as-technology-and-volunteers-set-a-path-for-the-future-1-6573706Gazette & Herald : 11th…

Library News Round-up: 8 February 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 8th FebruaryThe devil is in the detail “and Chris Bryant is not providing any”http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/02/08/the-devil-is-in-the-detail/ Birmingham Mail : 8th FebruaryLibrary of Birmingham supporters give building big hug in rally against cutsinc photo galleryhttp://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/look-library-birmingham-supporters-give-8602701 London SE1 : 8th FebruaryFuture of Waterloo…

Library News Round-up: 30 December 2014

Nottingham Post : 30th DecemberJulie Wright: Volunteers are not always treated well The problems the volunteers face with council bureaucracy, on a daily basis, would test the patience of a saint.http://www.nottinghampost.com/Julie-Wright-Volunteers-treated/story-25777565-detail/story.htmlRomford Recorder : 30th DecemberTwist in the tale of Havering Council…

Library News Round-up: 31 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st OctoberCulture secretary ‘not minded to intervene in Sheffield’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/culture-secretary-not-minded-intervene-sheffieldLGA : 31st OctoberMinister unlikely to intervene on Sheffield’s library changesSheffield Council’s plan to allow volunteers to run its 15 branch libraries have been branded ‘thorough and well considered’…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th March 2014

BBC News : 10th March Wales | Your council, your money Libraries among the services “bearing the brunt” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26469795 BBC News : 10th March The closure of Rhydfelin library in Rhondda Cynon Taf is causing anger in the village http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26507899 Co-operative News…