Tag: Birmingham library

Library News Round-up: 18 August 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 18th AugustLibrarians call on Birmingham to maintain library serviceshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/18/librarians-call-on-birmingham-to-maintain-library-servicesHR Magazine : 18th AugustThe future of public sector Human Resources + an angry comment from Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hr/features/1153197/the-future-of-public-sector-hr On The Wight : 18th AugustConsultation on library cut-backs draws closer Possible closure of…

Library News Round-up: 17 August 2015

THE TIMES :  17th AugustAli Smith joins fight over library closures An extract – the remainder behind ££Paywall http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article4529524.eceTHE BOOKSELLER : 17th August Smith warns library closures threat to ‘democracy of reading’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/smith-warns-closure-libraries-threat-democracy-reading-309319 Herald Scotland : 16th AugustAli Smith warns festival audience over…

Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th AugustReview Explores the Role of Volunteers in LibrariesA review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services…

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…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th September 2013

DutchNews.nl : 7th September Not all libraries should be closed: cabinet http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/09/not_all_libraries_should_be_cl.php THE INDEPENDENT : 7th September Boyd Tonkin: Brum’s palace of the book is a triumph – but can it spread its golden glow? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/boyd-tonkin-brums-palace-of-the-book-is-a-triumph–but-can-it-spread-its-golden-glow-8803070.html Birmingham Press : 3rd…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st September 2013

The Observer : 1st September Birmingham’s last hurrah for local pride before civic Britain is culled http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/01/birmingham-library-last-hurrah-civic-britain Spalding Guardian : 1st September Anger over plans to close libraries ” I can’t see the need or the point of any of…