Tag: Books

Libraries News Round-up: 13th October 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th October Speak up for Libraries Conference 23/11/13; Resisting, Improving and Promoting! http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/speak-up-for-libraries-conference.html  The Star : 13th October Letter | I prefer a library to a council office makeover http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/i-prefer-a-library-to-a-council-office-makeover-1-6141485 Sheffield Telegraph : 13th October Clegg’s anger over library…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th October 2013

Sunderland Echo : 11th October Sunderland library occupation ends peacefully At one point, 60-year-old Helmut Izaks handcuffed himself to a library security scanner. http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-occupation-ends-peacefully-1-6140507 Sunderland Echo : 11th October Nine condemned Sunderland libraries close their doors today http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/the-final-chapter-nine-condemned-sunderland-libraries-close-their-doors-today-1-6136069 Craven Herald…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th October Jarvis leaves library role, replaced by Goodman http://www.thebookseller.com/news/jarvis-leaves-library-role-replaced-goodman.html  Question Everything : 9th October Questions to Swindon Borough Council on Libraries http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/questions-to-swindon-borough-council-on.html This Is Hull & East Riding : 9th October Thousands face sack in Hull…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th October 2013

BBC News : 8th October England’s young adults trail world in literacy and maths http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320 BBC News : 8th October Carol Buck loses Doncaster library funding appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-24447890 ITV News : 8th October Former Doncaster Mayor wins library legal battle…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th October 2013

Cambridge News : 7th October Big Society-run libraries in Cambridgeshire never happened – but the big cuts have http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Big-Society-run-libraries-in-Cambridgeshire-never-happened-but-the-big-cuts-have-20131007031434.htm OpenDemocracy.net : 7th October Bradford | Radical Library Camp: in the fight over information, librarians start to get organised We want to help…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th October 2013

Thanks to Shirley Burnham for the links that we post daily on our website.  Here is today’s round up of news relating to libraries. The Library Campaign  Briefing Paper for the Libraries APPG http://www.librarycampaign.com/the-library-campaign-briefing-paper-to-libraries-appg/  THE GUARDIAN : 4th October ‘Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd October 2013

Huffington Post : 2nd October Ed Vaizey Says ‘Completely Useless’ Description Is ‘So True’ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/02/ed-vaizey-useless_n_4028411.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 Chamberlain Files : 2nd October Cash cuts may force Birmingham community libraries to close, city council admits http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/cash-cuts-may-force-birmingham-community-libraries-to-close-city-council-admits/ Manchester Evening News : 2nd October Stockport | Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th September 2013

Public Libraries News : 24th September Editorial | Past President of CILIP helps lead plans for volunteer library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/09/past-president-of-cilip-helps-lead-plans-for-volunteer-library.html BBC News : 25th September Sunderland City Council to close nine libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-24274982 Sunderland Echo : 25th September Protestors slam ‘undemocratic’ council after…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd September 2013

Northern Scot : 23rd September Equality Commission to consider Moray Council library decision http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Equality-Commission-to-consider-Moray-Council-library-decision-23092013.htm THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd September Blackman: ‘ringfence library budgets’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/blackman-ringfence-library-budgets.html Good Library Blog : 23rd September Lincolnshire public library service http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/ Liverpool Echo : 23rd September…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd September Government has failed on library closures, says children’s laureate  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/22/government-failed-library-closures-malorie-blackman THE GUARDIAN : 22nd September What libraries do for us – and me | Malorie Blackman  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/22/what-libraries-do-for-childrens-literacy Horncastle News : 22nd September Letter |Let me know…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th September ‘No confidence’ Vaizey vote this Saturday http://www.thebookseller.com/news/no-confidence-vaizey-vote-saturday.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 19th September No confidence motion in Ed Vaizey Alan’s opinion piece http://alangibbons.net/2013/09/no-confidence-motion-in-ed-vaizey/ Ledbury Reporter : 19th September Live blog: Updates from today’s Herefordshire Council cabinet…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE Issue 1349 (p.32) Library News | Sunderland THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September Speak Up For Libraries conference in November http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure  “While a child’s stomach has to…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th September 2013

New Save Our Libraries – Campaign to halt library closures in Moray and throughout Scotland Campaigners to lobby Council Convenor http://saveourlibraries.org.uk/?p=39   and on Twitter: @MorayLibraries Spalding Today : 15th September Dream to save library for a village hub A survey has been sent…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 12th September ‘The price of libraries is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation’ Lincolnshire’s library cuts do not make economic sense because growth relies on a literate public, argues author Abigail Tarttelin. http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/sep/12/lincolnshire-libraries-cuts-ignorant-nation Bay TV…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th September 2013

No Confidence in Ed Vaizey : 10th September Bob Usherwood: our professional duty to support the motion http://noconfidenceinedvaizey.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/bob-usherwood-our-professional-duty-to-support-the-motion/ Inside Moray : 10th September Opposition gathers as Moray Council admit legal challenge likely http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=835 The Scotsman : 10th September Half of…

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: 4th September 2013

BBC Radio 4 iPlayer : 4th September Michael Rosen | Our Libraries: The Next Chapter – Episode 1  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xx7b Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd September Open Letter from a 90-year old Lincolnshire resident to his councillor http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2013/09/03/an-open-letter-from-a-90-year-old-lincolnshire-resident-to-his-councillor/ Luton Today : 4th September Ideas…