Tag: Birmingham libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th February NLT analysis exposes England’s literacy ‘crisis’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-research-probes-englands-literacy-problems-480351 BBC News : 7th February New plans to save two Birmingham libraries  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38896837 ITV News : 7th February  Decision due on future of West Berkshire libraries  http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2017-02-07/decision-due-on-future-of-west-berkshire-libraries/ ITV…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February

BBC News : 6th February One in 10 Welsh libraries are run by volunteers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38742310 BBC News : 6th February  What next for libraries as scores are shut and out-sourced http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38654997 Huffington Post : 6th February Council Cuts: The Silent…

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…

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: 15 August 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 15th AugustLetter – Peter Gout | People from all parties wanted to save Lincolnshire librarieshttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-People-parties-wanted-save-Lincolnshire/story-27603491-detail/story.html Grantham Journal : 15th AugustLincolnshire | Barrowby’s library bid moves forwardhttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/local/barrowby-s-library-bid-moves-forward-1-6905419 Spalding Today : 15th AugustLincolnshire | LIBRARIES: Campaign under attackhttp://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/libraries-campaign-under-attack-1-6903358 Daily Echo : 15th AugustSouthampton councillors have been urged to use money…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCelebration and protest marks National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/celebration-and-protest-marks-national-libraries-day THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCardiff’s ‘strong message’ on National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cardiffs-strong-message-national-libraries-day Wales Online : 10th FebruaryCardiff libraries saved as people power wins the day – Plan to axe funding for 7 libraries is…

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: 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: 2 December 2014

ASCEL : 2nd DecemberChildren’s digital needs and libraries – new research commissioned by ASCELinc. link to the research report – published today http://www.ascel.org.uk/press.asp Pratham Books : 1st DecemberVideo | Pam Sandlian Smith – What to Expect from Libraries in the 21st CenturyWhy…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 27th January Birmingham faces £2m library cuts Libraries across Birmingham face closure as the city looks to slash £2m from its library budget, with even the flagship Library of Birmingham facing heavy cuts. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-faces-%C2%A32m-library-cuts.html THE BOOKSELLER :…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th November Record numbers for summer reading scheme  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/record-numbers-summer-reading-scheme.html CILIP Cymru Wales : 15th November Concerns over threats to library services in Wales raised in open letter to Minister for Culture & Sport http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip-cymru-wales/news/concerns-over-threats-library-services-wales-raised-open-letter-minister Inside Moray :…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd October 2013

Huffington Post : 2nd October Ed Vaizey Says ‘Completely Useless’ Description Is ‘So True’ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/02/ed-vaizey-useless_n_4028411.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 Chamberlain Files : 2nd October Cash cuts may force Birmingham community libraries to close, city council admits http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/cash-cuts-may-force-birmingham-community-libraries-to-close-city-council-admits/ Manchester Evening News : 2nd October Stockport | Library…