Tag: Bromley Council

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Library News Round-up: 11 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th JuneWi-fi for all libraries by March 2016 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wi-fi-all-libraries-march-2016 Bromley Times : 11th JuneBromley residents urged to take a stand against ‘mass privatisation plans’http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley_residents_urged_to_take_a_stand_against_mass_privatisation_plans_1_4108232 Cambrian News : 11th JuneGwynedd | Outrage at plans to close Nefyn Libraryhttp://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/48743/Market Rasen Mail : 11th June New…

Library News Round-up: 19 May 2015

Yahoo News UK : 18th MayFirst lady: Libraries, museums are ‘necessities,’ not extrashttps://news.yahoo.com/first-lady-libraries-museums-necessities-not-extras-200516762–politics.html#NXLe8ZQBBC News : 19th May Flintshire | Deeside Leisure Centre library shake-up agreed 3 libraries will shuthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-32791373 Deeside.com : 19th MayFlintshire | Deeside leisure centre ‘Hub’ library gets the green light, Hawarden, Queensferry and Mancot…

Library News Round-up: 7 April 2015

Public Libraries News : 6th AprilEditorial | Don’t look at the man behind the curtainhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/04/dont-look-at-the-man-behind-the-curtain.htmlITV News : 7th AprilBromley council workers to strike over ‘mass privatisation’http://www.itv.com/news/london/update/2015-04-07/bromley-council-workers-to-strike/Gazette Live : 7th AprilCouncil to consult on the future of Middlesbrough libraries Middlesbrough Council Executive recommends consultation…

Library News Round-up: 28 February 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 28th FebruaryLambeth and Bromleyhttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/lambeth-and-bromley.html Lincolnshire Echo : 28th FebruaryCuts to frontline services such as fire service and libraries should be last resorthttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/POLITICS-Cuts-frontline-services-service/story-26082470-detail/story.htmlBrixton Blog : 28th FebruaryLambeth | Campaigners loudly protest latest budget cutshttp://www.brixtonblog.com/campaigners-loudly-protest-latest-budget-cuts/28485

Library News Round-up: 27 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 27th FebruaryEssential reading for those destroying our librarieshttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/lets-face-it-our-free-museums-subsidise-tourists-10069808.htmlPublic Finance : 27th FebruaryMayor of Liverpool | Our finances are flashing red: local government must be funded properlyhttp://opinion.publicfinance.co.uk/2015/02/our-finances-are-flashing-red-local-government-must-be-funded-properly/LGA : 27th FebruaryBromley staff balloted for strike action over ‘privatisation’ plans‘Unite is drawing…

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: 1 February 2015

SUNDAY TIMES : 1st February Business Section – big article (p.12) by Luke Johnson, Sieghart Panellist Cabbie, drive to the future or we’ll be in a rotten state BBC News : 1st February Prison ‘book ban’ rule relaxed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31083737 BBC…

Library News Round-up: 30 January 2015

Get Bucks : 30th JanuaryBuckinghamshire libraries aim to be ‘heart of communities’If he was correctly quoted, this “Library Services Manager” makes some astonishing statements http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/buckinghamshire-libraries-aim-heart-communities-8548335Wirral Globe : 30th JanuaryCouncil leader blasts ministers in row over Wirral library cutshttp://m.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11761614.Council_leader_blasts_ministers_in_row_over_Wirral_library_cuts/Brixton Buzz : 30th JanuaryLambeth Council…

Library News Round-up: 3 December 2014

Cornish Guardian : 3rd DecemberCoalition party councillors need to do more than just complain in a letterPoliticians from Westminster’s coalition parties must be much more forceful in demanding that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats put an end to the cuts.  They…