Tag: Books

Libraries News Round-up: 10 June 2014

Public Libraries News : 9th June Editorial | Shadow minister Helen Goodman MP shows an interest http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/06/shadow-minister-helen-goodman-mp-shows-an-interest.html Question Everything : 10th June Power to the People How are you supposed to represent people when you haven’t asked them for their views? http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/power-to-people.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th June Libraries’ economic contribution ‘can only be measured long-term’ Public libraries have an economic impact on their communities that far exceeds their “traditional perception”, according to a report released by Arts Council England (ACE). http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-economic-contribution-can-only-be-measured-long-term.html ACE…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd June Support for statutory school libraries grows http://www.thebookseller.com/news/support-statutory-school-libraries-grows.html Public Libraries News : 1st June Public Library Standards in England http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/useful/documents/public-library-standards-in-England Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd June Volunteer limitations  ‘Volunteering has been our Achilles heel’ – A report…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th April 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th April Short-term reprieve for Lincolnshire libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/short-term-reprieve-lincolnshire-libraries.html Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 29th April High Court action delays sell off or lease of Lincs Libraries + JR date confirmed http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/04/29/high-court-action-delays-sell-off-or-lease-of-lincolnshire-libraries-jr-date-confirmed/  Boston Standard : 29th April High Court…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th April 2014

Lincolnshire Echo : 28th April Lincolnshire libraries closure delayed until High Court hearing result http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-closure-delayed-High-Court/story-21024322-detail/story.html The Star : 27th April Closed Doncaster village libraries to be auctioned http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/closed-doncaster-village-libraries-to-be-auctioned-1-6582617 Scarborough News : 28th April North Yorkshire | Parish council steps in to help…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th April 2014

THE OBSERVER : 27th April Peter Bazalgette | We have to recognise the huge value of arts and culture to societyinc. role of Librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/27/value-of-arts-and-culture-to-society-peter-bazalgette THE INDEPENDENT : 27th April You can’t put a price on joy http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/you-cant-put-a-price-on-joy-9292286.html This Is The West Country…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th April 2014

Public Libraries News : 23rd April Editorial | Regularly using a library is equivalent to a £1,359 pay rise http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/04/regularly-using-a-library-is-equivalent-to-a-1359-pay-rise.html Bustle.com : 24th April USA | Going to the Library Can Make You as happy as a Pay Raise, Study Claims http://www.bustle.com/articles/22271-going-to-the-library-can-make-you-as-happy-as-a-pay-raise-study-claims DAILY MAIL :…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th April 2014

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Caught at least three ways: e-lending and librarians’ dilemma http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/04/caught-at-least-three-ways-e-lending-and-librarians-dilemma.html Alan Wylie’s submission to the Sieghart Advisory Panel on Public Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/my-submission-to-sieghart-advisory.html Torquay Herald : 17th April Public consultation on library service http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Public-consultation-library-service/story-20974238-detail/story.html

Libraries News Round-up: 13th April 2014

Good eReader : 13th April UK eBook Lending Program a Success for Libraries, Publishers  http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/uk-ebook-lending-program-a-success-for-libraries-publishers Knutsford Guardian : 13th April East Cheshire | ‘Hub’ plan could open new chapter for county libraries “If libraries are to represent value for money to all…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th April 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th April 346 staff cut from London libraries since 2011/12 http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/346-staff-cut-from-london-libraries.html  Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April Sir Edward Leigh MP tells Lincolnshire CC to think again over closures http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Sir-Edward-Leigh-tells/story-20948722-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April County council…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th April 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th April Rosen warns new culture secretary on library ‘crisis’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rosen-warns-new-culture-secretary-library-crisis.html THE BOOKSELLER : 10th April Sheffield libraries could become wine bars  The city council has revealed the names of the groups and companies that have expressed…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th April 2014

TOMORROW on Twitter >Lincs library campaigners will be live-blogging from Downing Street and Westminster under the hashtag #Lobby4Libraries BBC News : 7th April More than books: How libraries are branching out to pull people in http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26819241 ITV News : 7th April Consultation…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th April 2014

Local Government Lawyer : 3rd April Ministers unveil £410m transformation fund plus challenge panel  The independent panel will advise “on what needs to happen both locally and nationally to increase the pace and scale of transformation within public services”. It…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th March 2014

Leicester Mercury : 27th March First Person: Volunteer-run libraries rarely sustainable http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Volunteer-run-libraries-rarely-sustainable/story-20857387-detail/story.html Basingstoke Gazette : 26th March No chance of saving Kingsclere library But there was fury when they learned from Alec Kennedy, head of library operations at Hampshire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th March CILIP urges Cable to implement copyright reforms http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-cable-implement-copyright-reforms.html THE GUARDIAN : 26th March How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers  I’ve followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of…