Tag: Bristol City Council

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April 2016

DCMS : April 2016 Taking Part focus on: libraries – Statistical Release https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/519675/Libraries_short_story_-_FINAL.pdf Bristol 24/7 Radio : 28th April Library assistants go on strike http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/daily/politics/library-assistants-go-on-strike Harrow Times : 28th April Outgoing mayor says the voluntary sector is key to Harrow’s future…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 April 2016

Bristol Post : 22nd April Five Bristol libraries face closure next Thursday due to strike action http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-libraries-face-closure-Thursday-strike/story-29153013-detail/story.html Hunts Post : 22nd April Cambs | Huntingdonshire libraries face cut in opening hours as part of savings drive http://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/huntingdonshire_libraries_face_cut_in_opening_hours_as_part_of_savings_drive_1_4505303 Chronicle Live : 22nd April…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April 2016

Newbury Today : 6th April West Berkshire | Were council’s library closure proposals legal? http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17786/Were-council-s-library-closure-proposals.html BBC News : 6th April Education | Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35940002 DAILY MIRROR : 6th April Teachers call for Ofsted to check school libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March 2016

Hereford Times : 15th March Herefordshire | Masters House and Ledbury Library go from strength to strength http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/14344491.Masters_House_and_Ledbury_Library_go_from_strength_to_strength/?ref=twtrec Lin Anderson Blog : 15th March Orkney | Stop the Cuts – Mobile Libraries are Vital http://www.lin-anderson.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/stop-cuts-mobile-libraries-are-vital.html The Lincolnite : 14th March…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th November Workers strike over plans to turn libraries into gyms http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-library-workers-strike-over-plans-turn-libraries-gyms-316938 Brixton Blog : 19th November Fury over Lambeth libraries vote http://www.brixtonblog.com/34123-2/34123 THE GUARDIAN : 19th November Publishers answer minister’s call to offer schools cheap classics…

Library News Round-up: 1 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 1st SeptemberMichael Rosen | Dear Ms Morgan: there’s no point giving children tickets for closed librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/01/morgan-child-library-ticketTHE GUARDIAN: 1st SeptemberLocal authorities ‘cannot cope with further cuts’http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/01/local-government-association-cannot-cope-further-cuts Evening Standard : 1st SeptemberJeremy Corbyn hails arts as ‘vital to health’ and pledges…

Library News Round-up: 20 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th JulyApp could turn America’s poor into lifelong readersWhile the UK quibbles over library ebook lending, American publishers are teaming up with charities and libraries to give away thousands of ebooks to low-income students. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/20/app-americas-poor-lifelong-readersTHE BOOKSELLER : 20th…

Library News Round-up: 18 July 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 18th JulyLincolnshire libraries given date of when they will open as community hubs http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-given-date-open-community/story-27440060-detail/story.htmlBBC News : 17th JulyPlans to close seven Bristol libraries revisedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-33564321Bristol Post : 17th JulyUnder-threat Bristol libraries saved – but opening hours face cuthttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/threat-Bristol-libraries-saved/story-26941102-detail/story.htmlSurrey News…

Library News Round-up: 17 July 2015

BBC News : 17th JulyPlans to close seven Bristol libraries overturnedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-33564321 Bristol.gov : 17th JulyPress Release | Fresh Proposals – Librarieshttp://news.bristol.gov.uk/fresh-proposals-for-the-future-of-bristols-library-service-have-been-revealed/ Bournemouth Echo : 17th JulyPoole | Axed mobile library leaves residents ‘with no alternative’http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13439813.Axed_mobile_library_leaves_residents____with_no_alternative___/Biggleswade Chronicle : 17th JulyBedfordshire | Mobile library service ‘at risk’ 
in consultationhttp://www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk/news/local-news/mobile-library-service-at-risk-in-consultation-1-6854195The Courier…

Library News Round-up: 3 July 2015

Love Bris Libraries (Twitter: via @LoveBristolLib) Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Bristol City Council ‘Libraries for the future’ consultationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JYUqiViI3RaGFaemRxU2M3RHpXQUFzX0owOHlHTVp4bHFn/view?pli=1Daily Record : 2nd JulyEast Kilbride library axed in council budget cuts hosts farewell tea for loyal customers The closure…

Library News Round-up: 6 June 2015

BBC News : 5th JuneConsultation prompts North Yorkshire library staff rethinkLibraries in North Yorkshire will not be run entirely by volunteers after a public consultation revealed people were against the move.  The council said more than 17,000 took part in…

Library News Round-up: 26 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 26th MayLondon’s 10 best library cardsMaligned, abused, crushed almost to death by public austerity, public libraries are being forced to take creative measures to kindle the interest of an attention-deficient public.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/26/london-10-best-library-cardsTHE GUARDIAN : 26th MayTime for the…

Library News Round-up: 22 April 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 22nd AprilHalving opening times at Birmingham’s brilliant new library is madnesshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11552072/Halving-opening-times-at-Birminghams-brilliant-new-library-is-madness.html Peterborough Telegraph : 22nd AprilVivacity confirms no compulsory redundancies for Peterborough library staffhttp://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/politics/politics-news/vivacity-confirms-no-compulsory-redundancies-for-peterborough-library-staff-1-6704216 Bristol Post : 22nd AprilSaving Wick Road Libraryhttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Saving-Wick-Road-Library/story-26373955-detail/story.html Sheffield Telegraph : 22nd AprilObjection to plans to…

Library News Round-up: 21 March 2015

The Cambridge Student : 21st MarchControversy over future of Cambridge Central Libraryhttp://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/news/0034077-controversy-over-future-of-cambridge-library.html Cambridge News : 21st MarchWhy there’s furore at Cambridge Central Libraryhttp://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/8217-s-furore-Cambridge-Central-Library-anger/story-26208253-detail/story.html London SE1 : 20th MarchLambeth | Waterloo Library: little enthusiasm for volunteer-run servicehttp://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8148 TheJournal.ie : 20th MarchCouncil libraries are using…

Library News Round-up: 20 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th MarchSieghart reveals task force digital ambitionshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-reveals-task-force-digital-ambitionsYour Thurrock : 20th MarchThurrock libraries: Read my lips: “Jobs will go”http://www.yourthurrock.com/Thurrock-libraries-Read-lips-Jobs/story-26205235-detail/story.html Clacton & Frinton Gazette : 20th MarchThurrock libraries ‘still at risk’http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11863892.Thurrock_libraries__still_at_risk_/Bristol 24/7 : 19th MarchDisappointment at Central Library decisionFragmenting the…

Library News Round-up: 17 March 2015

The Conversation : 17th MarchWe need to remember that libraries are about books, not business http://theconversation.com/we-need-to-remember-that-libraries-are-about-books-not-business-35884BBC News : 16th MarchPlans to close seven Bristol libraries on hold http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31909805Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th MarchAdvocacy under austerity, Vaizey, Northamptonshire & donations and cynical electioneering http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/advocacy-under-austerity-vaizey.html | @Don’t Privatise…

Library News Round-up: 4 March 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th MarchLabour and libraries: the shape of things to comehttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/04/labour-and-libraries-the-shape-of-things-to-come/ Hansard : 3rd MarchPublic Libraries: Written question – 225619http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-02-26/225619/ On You Tube : 3rd MarchBBC Radio Coventry Alan Gibbons Interview – Coventry Libraries Campaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjQODi5k0g&feature=youtu.beStoke Sentinel : 4th MarchDo…