Tag Archive for Books

Library News Round-up: 20 June 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPHBoom time for children’s books as sales soar, but where are readers?Funding cuts in schools and libraries have put books out of reach for many children, says head of London-based literary agency The Bright Group http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/11681814/Boom-time-for-childrens-books-as-sales-soar-but-where-are-readers.htmlEast Grinstead Courier : 20th…

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 Urwin:| 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: 9 February 2015

BBC News : 9th FebruaryLincolnshire library handover ‘exceptional’, says shadow minister http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31208967Harlow Star : 9th FebruaryEssex County Council offering library internship to young jobseekershttp://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Young-benefits-claimants-offered-hope-library/story-25996721-detail/story.html Guardian Series : 9th FebruaryEssex | Ideas sought on the future of Loughton Libraryhttp://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11781111.Ideas_sought_on_future_of_library/Jackie Morris : 8th FebruaryFighting TalkJackie Morris is…

Library News Round-up: 7 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th FebruaryNumber of library visitors falls by 40 million in four years as austerity measures force closures According to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Partyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/number-of-library-visitors-falls-by-40-million-in-four-years-as-austerity-measures-force-closures-10029860.htmlNationalLibrariesDay.org : 7th FebruaryCathy Cassidy | Libraries belong to usThere is…

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: 19 January 2015

Penarth Times : 19th JanuaryLawyer warns council of challenges aheadPublic Law conference, to be attended by library campaign groups, at  the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff on January 23 http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/11734923.Lawyer_warns_council_of_challenges_ahead/Stoke Sentinel : 19th JanuaryStaffordshire County Council backtracks over local libraries planhttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-backtracks-local/story-25877927-detail/story.html Save Lincolnshire…

Library News Round-up: 15 January 2015

Lincolnshire | Urgent News – The Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://us3.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=a40ebd566abc6427e8927e380&id=7f012c75c0THE INDEPENDENT : 15th JanuaryIt’s more than just sentiment that makes the loss of Britain’s libraries so deeply troublinghttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-more-than-just-sentiment-that-makes-the-loss-of-britain-libraries-so-deeply-troubling-9979843.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 15th January‘Eighteen months to implement Sieghart’, says library task force chair Paul…

Library News Round-up: 13 January 2015

Telegraph & Argus : 13th JanuaryKirklees | Campaign meeting for Heckmondwike Library tonighthttp://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/spenvalley/11720379.Campaign_meeting_for_library/Torquay Herald Express : 12th JanuaryShared library service future across Devon and Torbay unlikely to happen before 2016/17http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Discussions-shared-library-service-future/story-25842575-detail/story.html Haringey Independent : 12th JanuaryMP branded ‘cynical’ as council denies Muswell Hill library closurehttp://www.haringeyindependent.co.uk/news/11718728.MP_branded__cynical__as_council_deny_library_closure/

Library News Round-up: 9 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th JanuaryFalkirk looks to scrap school library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/falkirk-looks-scrap-school-library-serviceTHE GUARDIAN : 8th JanuarySchool libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaceshttp://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/jan/08/school-libraries-books-students-technologyPublic Libraries News : 8th JanuaryEditorial | Je Suis Charlie, Birmingham, Library song and the Magna Carta http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/je-suis-charlie-birmingham-library-song-and-the-magna-carta.html Don’t Privatise Libraries :…

Library News Round-up: 5 January 2015

Wales Online : 5th JanuaryCardiff | Write a ‘love letter’ to your library – author’s plea to help save capital city’s serviceshttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/write-love-letter-your-library-8386545 Gazette Live : 5th JanuaryStockton | Take a tour of Billingham’s new £2.7m library and customer service centre http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/view-take-tour-billinghams-new-8384552Cable.co.uk : 5th JanuaryPublic wi-fi won’t lift…

Library News Round-up: 3 January 2015

Hull Daily Mail : 3rd JanuaryHull City Council to discuss new 800-job leisure companyhttp://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Hull-City-Council-discuss-new-800-job-leisure/story-25798921-detail/story.html Stoke Sentinel : 3rd JanuaryStaffordshire | ‘Scrapping mobile libraries could save up to £500,000′ http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Scrapping-mobile-libraries-save-pound-500-000/story-25799894-detail/story.html Shropshire Star : 3rd JanuaryPowys | Newtown Town Council to discuss taking over services Powys no longer wishes…

Library News Round-up: 17 December 2014

DCMS : 16th DecemberAnnual report to Parliament on public library activities during 2013/14https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964-201314DCMS : 16th DecemberAlliance formed to improve access to digital serviceshttps://www.gov.uk/government/news/alliance-formed-to-improve-access-to-digital-services National Authorities on Public Libraries in Europe (NAPLE) : 16th DecemberLibrary advocacy in Europe: the Reading & Writing Foundationhttp://napleblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/library-advocacy-in-europe-the-reading-writing-foundation/THE…

Library News Round-up: 15 December 2014

Spiked Online : 15th DecemberThe future of libraries – 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 … and here’s 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: 13 December 2014

Public Libraries NewsStatistics – Spending on public libraries in the UKhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/useful/statisticsLocal Gov Lawyer : 11th DecemberNorthants CC eyes ‘next generation’ model & retained organisation with 150 staff http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21116%3Acounty-eyes-next-generation-model-and-retained-organisation-with-150-staff&catid=59&Itemid=27

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: 6 December 2014

Express & Star : 6th DecemberThousands sign petitions over Staffordshire libraries cutbackshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/06/thousands-sign-petitions-over-staffordshire-libraries-cutbacks/ Wells Journal : 6th DecemberSomerset | Wells library survives closure threat http://www.wellsjournal.co.uk/Wells-library-survives-closure-threat/story-25120058-detail/story.htmlWestern Telegraph : 5th DecemberPembroke Dock library hours reduction concerns“It’s the thin edge of the wedge, so much has been taken…

Library News Round-up: 22 November 2014

The Informed : 22nd NovemberSpeak up about the hidden consequences of library cutshttp://theinformed.org.uk/2014/11/speak-up-about-the-hidden-consequences-of-library-cuts/Loughborough Echo : 22nd NovemberLibrary staffing axe plans given go-aheadLeicestershire County Council’s cabinet has accepted plans to see 36 village libraries run entirely by volunteers.http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-staffing-axe-plans-given-8140361 Walsall Advertiser : 22nd NovemberPublic urged to…

Library News Round-up: 18 November 2014

Stoke Sentinel : 18th NovemberStaffordshire County Council library staff asked how to save their jobsThere are 320 library staff employed by the authority, and dozens could potentially lose their jobs if they are replaced by unpaid volunteers.http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-library-staff-asked/story-24549439-detail/story.html Express & Star :…

Library News Round-up: 17 November 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 17th NovemberNeil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural ‘seed corn’http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/17/neil-gaiman-libraries-are-cultural-seed-cornBooktrust : 17th NovemberPhilip Ardagh | Libraries, love letters, starfish and face fungushttp://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/writing/online-writer-in-residence/blog/797Daily Echo : 17th NovemberSouthampton | Campaign to save under threat city library“If the libraries go, where do the children go?” http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11605419.Campaign_to_save_under_threat_city_library/ London Borough…