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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: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th FebruaryJoanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.htmlSociety of Chief Librarians : 5th FebruaryPress Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ About My Area : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 21 January 2015

PRIVATE EYE  Issue No. 1384Library News | Swansea “book clubs”In all good newsagents Public Libraries News : 20th JanuaryEditorial | Trafford, Lincs, Staffs, Cardiff … everywhere, reallyincludes a contribution from Brian Ashley with his views on the Libraries Taskforce, etc.  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/trafford-lincs-staffs-cardiff-everywhere-really.htmlThe Star : 20th JanuarySheffield…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th May International publishers warn of ‘severe’ risk on copyright http://www.thebookseller.com/news/international-publishers-warn-severe-risk-copyright.html THE BOOKSELLER : 12th May LGA warns on future for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lga-warns-future-libraries.html LocalGov : 12th May LGA: Councils at ‘end of the road’ for efficiency savings…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February ACE to research libraries’ economic contribution  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-research-libraries-economic-contribution.html The Star : 19th February Fate of Sheffield’s libraries sealed Cabinet members gave plans to cut public funding and axe staff at 15 of its 28 libraries the…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th November 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 25th November The future of libraries – keeping the service alive Join us Thursday 28 November to discuss how councils can reinvent library services in the 21st century http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/nov/25/libraries-future-service-councils DAILY TELEGRAPH : 25th November Michael Morpurgo: Bring back story…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 28th October Are community-led libraries the answer? http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/are-community-led-libraries-the-answer/ BBC News : 28th October Northern Ireland libraries membership drops after work Almost half of the library branches that have been recently rebuilt or refurbished have lost members…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th October 2013

Public Libraries News : 27th October Editorial | “No consistency of service”: volunteer libraries … and Luton http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/10/no-consistency-of-service-volunteer-libraries-and-luton.html Public Libraries News : 27th October “The reality is very different”: A volunteer library manager speaks  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/volunteer-run-libraries/practicalities/the-reality-is-very-different-a-volunteer-library-manager-speaks ACE |  Community Led Libraries Conference  - …

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 2nd October Ed Vaizey admits to being “completely useless” http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/ed-vaizey-admits/ THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd October Ten ‘enterprising libraries’ chosen for scheme http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ten-enterprising-libraries-chosen-scheme.html BBC London : 3rd October The Breakfast Show | Libraries – Lauren Smith on iPlayer –…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st July Libraries must ‘face reality’, warns Ashley http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-must-face-reality-warns-ashley.html Sheffield Star : 1st July Letter |Library campaigners will not go away http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/library-campaigners-will-not-go-away-1-5812317 Sunderland Echo : 1st July Sunderland library protestors’ dismay over TV agony aunt’s backing for…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th June 2013

Public Libraries News : 30th June Libraries Director Brian Ashley tells it how it is to the Library Campaign http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/06/libraries-director-brian-ashley-tells-it-how-it-is-to-the-library-campaign.html Horncastle News : 30th June Libraries under threat as council bids to save budget             “The county council say they’ll run…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th June 2013

New Cross : 3rd June A documentary about a community that saved their local library from closure whatever your views – you will be uplifted by this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMy7GrmlME&feature=youtu.be Library Campaign : 5th June Disappointed by ACE live chat? Then join…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd June 2013

38 Degrees member poll mentions libraries twice – please complete this survey as this group really gets results https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/member-poll-june-1-2013 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st May Lampard pushes Summer Reading Challenge “Reading with my children is incredibly important to me and a…