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Libraries News Round-up: 9 March 2016

Newbury Today : 9th March West Berkshire | Kintbury author’s unswerving support for local libraries Robert Harris http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17543/Kintbury-author-s-unswerving-support-for.html Newbury Today : 9th March West Berkshire | Thatcham’s Priory could help counter library cuts Thatcham Library is facing closure. http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/thatcham/17541/Thatcham-s-Priory-could-help-counter.html Get Bucks : 9th March Running libraries as charities is…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd March Ed Vaizey accused of giving Commons ‘misleading’ figures on library closures http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/02/ed-vaizey-libraries-misleading-figures-commons THE BOOKSELLER : 1st March Vaizey accused of issuing ‘flawed’ figures on library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-accuses-vaizey-using-flawed-figures-concerning-library-closures-323772 Buckingham Today : 1st March Big shake-up ahead…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March 2016

Socialist Worker : 1st March Escalating library strikes can bring Lambeth Council bosses to book https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42277/Escalating+library+strikes+can+bring+Lambeth+Council+bosses+to+book Get Bucks : 1st March Bucks libraries could be run as charities due to budget cuts http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/bucks-libraries-could-run-charities-10972748 Mix 96 Radio : 1st March Changes…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 December 2015

SW Londoner : 30th December Joanna Lumley joins fight against Lambeth library closures http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/absolutely-fabulous-actress-joanna-lumley-joins-fight-against-lambeth-library-closures/ Lancashire Telegraph : 30th December ‘RIDICULOUS’: Lancashire County Council to spend £6.6m on money saving experts http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14172297._RIDICULOUS_____Lancashire_County_Council_to_spend___6_6m_on_money_saving_experts/ Bucks Herald : 30th December Please help us: Bucks…

Library News Round-up: 17 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th SeptemberAre publishers really ‘hoodwinking’ academics? An anonymous library expert & anonymous publisher respondhttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/sep/17/are-publishers-really-hoodwinking-academics THE BOOKSELLER : 17th SeptemberOver 70 library staff take redundancy in Hampshire http://www.thebookseller.com/news/seventy-four-library-staff-take-redundancy-council-looks-save-millions-312814Portsmouth News : 16th SeptemberHampshire | Seventy four library workers take redundancy as council looks to save…

Library News Round-up: 31 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 31st JulyWhy Birmingham library needs Google and language classes to keep doors open by Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culturehttp://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jul/31/birmingham-library-google-language-classes Local Guardian : 31st JulyMore redundancies announced at Croydon’s librarieshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/13523468.More_redundancies_announced_at_Croydon_s_libraries/ The Lincolnite : 31st JulyIs privatisation the…

Library News Round-up: 11 March 2015

Joseph Rowntree Foundation : March 2015Report | Cost of the cuts: the impact on local government and poorer communitiesMultiple references to Libraries, plus a specific section (p.57) : ‘Libraries and Leisure’ http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/CostofCuts-Full.pdfTHE GUARDIAN : 11th MarchFinchley: few seats can boast such stark differences…

Library News Round-up: 2 March 2015

Herne Hill Forum : 2nd MarchLambeth | 10 things that are wrong with the Culture2020 proposals for librarieshttp://www.hernehillforum.org.uk/news/10-things-are-wrong-culture2020-proposals-libraries Bristol Post : 2nd March4 Letters – Librarieshttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Libraries-date-need/story-26102356-detail/story.htmlSomerset County Gazette : 2nd MarchSomerset libraries measures to save £472,000 a yearhttp://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/11827130.Somerset_libraries_measures_to_save___472_000_a_year/Get Bucks : 2nd MarchBucks libraries…

Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th JanuaryKirklees Council library service consultation beginshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238 Northern Echo : 20th JanuaryLetter | Please save our libraryAn eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Libraryhttp://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/ News Shopper : 20th JanuaryShould Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to…

Library News Round-up: 23 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd NovemberSieghart Review to recommend task force for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-review-recommend-urgent-action-plan-librariesSUNDAY TIMES : 23rd NovemberBishop confesses library lovehttp://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1487434.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_11_22 THE OBSERVER : 23rd NovemberStars join the fight to save people’s history as cuts threaten Manchester’s radical heritagehttp://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/23/fundraising-trade-union-libraries-manchesterTHE INDEPENDENT : 23rd NovemberBritish culture…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th November 2013

ITV News : 18th November Half of Sheffield libraries could close  http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-11-18/half-of-sheffield-libraries-could-close/ TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION  : 18th November Academics challenge ‘apocalyptic’ predictions for future of libraries http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/academics-challenge-apocalyptic-predictions-for-future-of-libraries/2009100.article Bucks Free Press : 17th November Council boss: Bourne End library cuts to…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st October CILIP calls for report into library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-calls-report-library-closures.html Alan Gibbons : 30th October Speech | The libraries we need and the leaders we don’t http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/the-libraries-we-need-and-the-leaders-we-dont/ Web Wire : 31st October Arts Council England launches updated strategy http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=182153#.UnJR11NjL1U…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 27th September Library visits down once again as closures continue  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/27/library-visits-down-closures-continue?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 27th September Library visits drop by a quarter in eight years http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24296825 Good Library Blog : 27th September DCMS figures show dramatic decline…