Tag: Books

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…

Library News Round-up: 15 November 2014

Harrogate Advertiser : 15th NovemberLetter | Concerns over North Yorkshire library cutshttp://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/letters/letter-concerns-over-north-yorkshire-library-cuts-1-6954891Loughborough Echo : 15th NovemberLeicestershire | Library staff are facing the axe“We understand these people are valuable but it is buildings, books or people and we can’t cut books or computers. We have…

Library News Round-up: 12 November 2014

PRIVATE EYE  Issue 1379 Library News | SheffieldCouncils meanwhile keep trying to find the lower limit of Vaizey’s idea of “comprehensive”(Available in newsagents)Herald Scotland : 12th NovemberStorm at move to staff libraries with volunteersCommunity volunteers would help operate most public libraries in a…

Library News Round-up: 8 November 2014

THE TIMES : 8th NovemberCould the librarians please shush?Preview (behind ££Paywall)http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4261298.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_11_07DAILY MAIL : 8th NovemberAnger as silence in libraries is shattered by creches and concerts http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2826421/Will-librarian-noise-Anger-silence-libraries-shattered-creches-concerts-dance-classes-held-attract-visitors.htmlLiverpool Echo : 8th NovemberLibrary campaigners march through Liverpool to protest closure plans http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/library-campaigners-march-through-liverpool-8073459Don’t Privatise Libraries :…

Library News Round-up: 26 October 2014

Barnet UNISON : 26th OctoberBarnet UNISON response to outsourcing Library proposalbarnetunison.me.uk/?q=node/1436 Also at Don’t Privatise Librarieshttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/barnet-unison-response-to-outsourcing.htmlBoston Target : 26th OctoberLincolnshire library staff face threats of violence and drunks“These kinds of incidents are extremely rare in our smaller libraries, and it would be…

Library News Round-up: 13 October 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 13th OctoberWhat about social justice? guest blog by John Vincenthttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/10/13/what-about-social-justice/Northampton Chronicle : 13th OctoberNational Childbirth Trust in Northampton hoping to “plug gaps” in support services for parents However, the council have said that they would help support ideas…

Library News Round-up: 11 October 2014

Hereford Times : 10th OctoberLetter | Herefordshire | Presiding over library shambleshttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11518884.Presiding_over_library_shambles/View from Online : 10th OctoberSouth Somerset | Council to consider future of libraries with ‘no plans to close any buildings’http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/33924/3/1/south-somerset-council-to-consider-futureHorncastle News : 10th OctoberLetter | Lincolnshire council can save money by binning County Newshttp://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-council-can-save-money-by-binning-county-news-1-6348321 Cornish Guardian…

Libraries News Round up: 9 October 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 8th OctoberSheffield libraries row: government may intervene over volunteer takeoverMP David Blunkett says it would be ‘breathtaking cheek’ for government to launch inquiry over move prompted by cutshttp://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/08/sheffield-libraries-row-government-intervene-takeover-volunteersTHE BOOKSELLER : 9th OctoberAuthors fight to keep Liverpool’s librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-fight-keep-liverpool-s-librariesHinckley…

Libraries News Round up: 5 October 2014

Derry Journal : 5th OctoberNI | Libraries – ‘Civil disobedience may be only way’http://www.derryjournal.com/what-s-on/arts-culture/civil-disobedience-may-be-only-way-1-6338665Leicester Mercury : 5th OctoberA partnership to save our librariesDiscusses role of volunteers elsewhere, inc Oxfordshire, Bucks and Warwickshirehttp://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/partnership-save-libraries/story-23046130-detail/story.htmlHereford Times : 5th OctoberDIY libraries taking off in Herefordshire “I think…

Libraries News Round up: 2 October 2014

Local Guardian : 2nd OctoberWandsworth | Anonymous Conservative councillor discloses document revealing library closure planshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/wandsworthnews/11506847.Anonymous_councillor_discloses_document_revealing_library_closure_plans/Burton Mail : 2nd OctoberWorst fears confirmed as thousands in South Derbyshire to lose mobile libraries http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Worst-fears-confirmed-thousands-South-Derbyshire/story-23032193-detail/story.htmlStoke Sentinel :  30th SeptemberStaffordshire | Petition launched to safeguard the future of Werrington…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th SeptemberSpecial Report |  CILIP PMLG Debate: “This house believes that local authorities are still the best way to deliver the public library service” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/special-report-this-house-believes-that-local-authorities-are-still-the-best-way-to-deliver-the-public-library-service-cilip-pmlg-debate-27th-september-2014.html BBC News : 28th SeptemberSun, sea, sand – but a summer without broadbandBBC’s Technology reporter…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2014

Lincolnshire CC Full Council meets tomorrow Sept 26th – Libraries are on the Agenda Watch the live webcast from 10:30am http://bit.ly/YbHBU9  or track on Twitter, using hashtag #lincslive ITV News : 25th September Future of Liverpool’s libraries discussed http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-09-25/future-of-liverpools-libraries-discussed/ Hertfordshire Mercury : 25th September Technology to…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2014

Booking opens for Speak Up For Libraries Conference on 22 Nov 2014Meet the decision-makershttp://speakupforlibraries.org/sufl-conference/booking-opens-for-speak-up-for-libraries-conference-2014/Computer Weekly : 23rd SeptemberInvestment needed to tackle digital divide, says Go ON UKA lot of libraries have 10-year-old desktops, are staffed by volunteers without digital skills or…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2014

CILIP’s Big Day and AGM : 20th SeptemberSieghart warns that libraries are at a “Beeching moment” http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/inspiring-member-achievements-and-important-decisions-cilip-s-big-day-and-agm Boston Target : 20th SeptemberLincs libraries could be saved by not for profit organisationhttp://www.bostontarget.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-saved-profit-organisation/story-22932079-detail/story.htmlPortsmouth News : 19th SeptemberLibrary cuts mark a ‘black day’ for Hampshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 18th SeptemberEd Vaizey v. Sheffield Council: battle is joineddetailed analysis of Ed Vaizey’s letter to the councilhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/ed-vaizey-v-sheffield-council-battle-is-joined.htmlAlan Gibbons Diary : 19th SeptemberWhat Ed Vaizey doesn’t tell you http://alangibbons.net/2014/09/what-ed-vaizey-doesnt-tell-you/ THE BOOKSELLER : 19th SeptemberVaizey letter delays Sheffield…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 13th September5 Letters | Children must learn to love reading … including letters from Michael Rosen and Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/12/children-must-learn-to-love-reading Burton Mail : 13th SeptemberPublic force North-West Leicestershire library closure re-thinkhttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Public-force-North-West-Leicestershire-library/story-22920154-detail/story.html Sheffield Telegraph : 13th SeptemberStannington library group announces building upkeep partnershiphttp://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/stannington-library-group-announces-building-upkeep-partnership-1-6839222Staffordshire Newsletter…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 12th SeptemberYoung read more books than older generation, research finds“It’s vital that libraries aren’t written off as irrelevant …”http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/12/young-read-more-books-than-older-generation-researchReport | The Case for a National Strategy for Public LibrariesProduced by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) for the…