Tag: Books

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…

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…