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Libraries News Round-up: 3 June 2014

ITV News : 3rd June Leicestershire | Council consults public as it looks to cut library budget It will continue to run 16 of the most used libraries but are asking people if they would be willing to run the smaller ones…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th December 2013

CILIP PMLG  Newsletter – ‘Access’ Including, among others, articles from Annie Mauger, John Dolan and Ian Anstice http://info.cilip.org.uk/FS/2834/Documents/PMLG%20Access%20Issue%201.pdf  Stoke Sentinel : 20th December Community volunteers could be drafted in to run libraries as part of a major-shake-up in Staffordshire Some…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th and 15th December 2013

Public Libraries News : 14th December Top UK public library trends of 2013 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/12/top-uk-public-library-trends-of-2013.html Louth Leader : 15th December Protest toys put outside Louth Library http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/protest-toys-put-outside-louth-library-1-5744544 This Is Lincolnshire : 14th December ‘Gagged’ staff speak out as D-day for Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th December CIPFA records continuing library closures Details  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-records-continuing-library-closures.html Public Finance : 10th December Rate of library closures slowing, CIPFA survey finds http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2013/12/rate-of-library-closures-slowing-cipfa-survey-finds/ Herald Scotland : 10th December Library volunteers up by half in a year http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/library-volunteers-up-by-half-in-a-year.22913946…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th December 2013

BBC News : 6th December Somerset | Library volunteers scheme criticised by community group http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-25256102 THE GUARDIAN : 6th December Authors’ Public Lending Right payments frozen http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/06/authors-public-lending-right-payments-frozen THE BOOKSELLER : 6th December Pembrokeshire reviews mobile libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pembrokeshire-reviews-mobile-libraries.html BBC News : 6th December…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th December 2013

Welsh Government : 3rd December Written Statement – Public Libraries in Wales http://wales.gov.uk/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2013/8265614/?lang=en# The Star : 5th December Sheffield pupils take library battle to Town Hall The youngsters also handed over 200 copies of a survey completed by pupils in…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th October 2013

GOV.UK Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management.  https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it THE BOOKSELLER : 16th October Society of Chief Librarians strikes reference deal  It is hoped that the agreement…

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: 5th September 2013

Caerphilly Observer : 5th September More people using libraries in Caerphilly County Borough According to statistics from Caerphilly County Borough Council, 90,000 more people visited libraries in 2012/13 compared to the previous 12  months.  The council has said this is…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd August 2013

This Is Somerset : 22nd August Letter | Can’t this be sited elsewhere? I am appalled that Bristol City Council is considering leasing space in the Central Library to the new Cathedral Primary School. http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/t-sited/story-19690110-detail/story.html#axzz2cfvDamB4 THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd August MP: Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th July 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 12th July Campaigners warn of libraries in crisis across England http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/campaigners-warn-of-libraries-in-crisis-across-england-8706460.html THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Library campaigners predict 1,000 closures by 2016 http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/12/library-campaigners-1000-closures-2016 Public Libraries News : 11th July DCMS to consult on abolishing an already…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd July 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd July Let’s keep doing it by the book: why we shouldn’t cut libraries Two contributors explain why they are against council plans to cut the number of libraries in Lincolnshire by more than half http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2013/jul/03/why-we-should-not-cut-libraries Retford…