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Library News Round-up: 5 January 2015

Wales Online : 5th JanuaryCardiff | Write a ‘love letter’ to your library – author’s plea to help save capital city’s serviceshttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/write-love-letter-your-library-8386545 Gazette Live : 5th JanuaryStockton | Take a tour of Billingham’s new £2.7m library and customer service centre http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/view-take-tour-billinghams-new-8384552Cable.co.uk : 5th JanuaryPublic wi-fi won’t lift…

Library News Round-up: 30 December 2014

Nottingham Post : 30th DecemberJulie Wright: Volunteers are not always treated well The problems the volunteers face with council bureaucracy, on a daily basis, would test the patience of a saint.http://www.nottinghampost.com/Julie-Wright-Volunteers-treated/story-25777565-detail/story.htmlRomford Recorder : 30th DecemberTwist in the tale of Havering Council…

Library News Round-up: 22 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd DecemberSeven things I’ll miss about the traditional library If they’re going to insist on monetising and modernising libraries, it’ll be the sights, sounds, smells and texts that I miss http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/22/seven-things-miss-traditional-library Book Trust : 22nd DecemberPhilip Ardagh | A…

Library News Round-up: 8 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 7th DecemberEditorial | The perils of a discretionary service and localismDiscusses the latest CIPFA statisticshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/the-perils-of-a-discretionary-service-and-localism.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 8th DecemberCIPFA stats show drops in library numbers and usagehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-stats-show-drops-library-numbers-and-usageGet West London : 8th DecemberCampaigner dismisses culture minister’s visit to threatened…

Library News Round-up: 11 November 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 11th NovemberAuthors claim victory after Liverpool drops library closure plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/11/liverpool-library-closure-plans-carol-ann-duffy-caitlin-moranAlan Gibbons’ Diary : 10th NovemberLiverpool’s reprieved libraries: first thoughtshttp://alangibbons.net/2014/11/liverpools-reprieved-libraries-first-thoughts/Herald Scotland : 11th NovemberEast Renfrewshire | Pupils to help run libraries as full-time staff face axehttp://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/pupils-to-help-run-libraries-as-full-time-staff-face-axe.25838033Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 11th…

Library News Round-up: 3 November 2014

PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS : 3rd NovemberCoalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiryhttp://publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=450 Public Libraries News : 2nd NovemberEd Vaizey “not minded” to intervene in Sheffieldhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/ed-vaizey-not-minded-to-intervene-in-sheffield.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd NovemberLetter: Shirley Burnham | Tackle low literacy levels by keeping libraries…

Library News Round-up: 31 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st OctoberCulture secretary ‘not minded to intervene in Sheffield’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/culture-secretary-not-minded-intervene-sheffieldLGA : 31st OctoberMinister unlikely to intervene on Sheffield’s library changesSheffield Council’s plan to allow volunteers to run its 15 branch libraries have been branded ‘thorough and well considered’…

Library News Round-up: 29 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th OctoberSupport for campaign tackling ‘time bomb’ of low literacyhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11194637/Support-for-campaign-tackling-time-bomb-of-low-literacy.htmlLocal Government Lawyer : 29th OctoberHaringey Council Tax Benefit consultation unlawful, Supreme Court rules http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20599:haringey-council-tax-benefit-consultation-unlawful-supreme-court-rules-&catid=59&Itemid=27 Telegraph & Argus : 29th OctoberCampaigners welcome promise of full consultation on plans to close libraries…

Library News Round-up: 18 October 2014

The Argus : 18th OctoberLetter | Leave children’s library services aloneBrighton & Hovehttp://www.theargus.co.uk/opinion/soapbox/11543407.Leave_children_s_library_services_alone/ Spalding Guardian : 18th OctoberLibrary is its own 40-year success storyhttp://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/lbrary-is-its-own-40-year-success-story-1-6365244Brighouse Echo : 18th October Calderdale | Future of Brighouse buildings in doubt after proposals revealedasset disposal programmehttp://www.brighouseecho.co.uk/news/local/future-of-brighouse-buildings-in-doubt-after-proposals-are-revealed-1-6901510 Barry & District News : 17th…

Library News Round-up: 15 October 2014

Larne Times : 15th October“East Antrim politicians have been warned they need to lobby for more cash for libraries …” (penultimate para) http://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/local-news/on-sale-now-1-6358352Hereford Times : 15th October‘Town of Books’ (Hay-on-Wye) library hit by cutshttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/local/11535505.__39_Town_of_Books__39__library_hit_by_cuts/Cornish Guardian : 15th October Bodmin library set for…

Libraries News Round up: 1 October 2014

BBC News : 1st OctoberSecond library consultation starts after High Court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29438362Save Lincs Libraries : 1st October Dear Nick Worth, about that library proposal from Mrs Palmer…http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/10/01/dear-nickworth-about-that-library-proposal-from-mrs-palmer/Public Libraries News : 30th SeptemberEditorial | Sheffield takes last step, Lincolnshire does it again … while…

A small but telling victory…

Congratulations to Friends of Deeping Library in Lincolnshire, who have at last got their Executive Member for Libraries, Nick Worth, to admit that local people are not ‘willing’ volunteers. TLC hopes this will help stem the national tide of claims…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th SeptemberSpecial Report |  CILIP PMLG Debate: “This house believes that local authorities are still the best way to deliver the public library service” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/special-report-this-house-believes-that-local-authorities-are-still-the-best-way-to-deliver-the-public-library-service-cilip-pmlg-debate-27th-september-2014.html BBC News : 28th SeptemberSun, sea, sand – but a summer without broadbandBBC’s Technology reporter…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 24th SeptemberSteal some ideas from the USA, why don’t you?http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/steal-some-ideas-from-the-usa-why-dont-you.htmlKnight Foundation Knight News Challenge Numerous innovative ideas for public libraries are featured.  Challenge closes on 30th Sept. https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/libraries/submissions/BBC News : 24th SeptemberPrison book restriction ‘harms studying’The Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET)…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd SeptemberSieghart: ‘Beeching moment’ for public library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-beeching-moment-public-library-service.htmlCILIP : 22nd SeptemberHelen Leech: Blog | Amazon, we want to talk to you about Kindle Unlimited“Could public libraries and Amazon work together?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments”http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/amazon-we-want-talk-you-about-kindle-unlimitedBurton Mail :…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 September 2014

Facebook : 17th SeptemberLetter from Ed Vaizey to Sheffield Councilhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.386268241527465.1073741832.267181170102840&type=1 BBC News : 17th SeptemberDevon | Ashburton Library could move into post officehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29228424The Economist : 17th SeptemberPublic Libraries: Shelvedhttp://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/09/public-librariesTom Roper’s Weblog : 17th SeptemberWas the CILIP Governance Review conducted ‘in plain sight’?http://www.roper.org.uk/tr/2014/09/was-the-cilip-governance-review-conducted-in-plain-sight.htmlPublic Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 September 2014

Left Foot Forward : 10th September‘If at first you don’t succeed, you don’t succeed’ – How the government is failing adult learnershttp://leftfootforward.org/2014/09/how-the-government-is-failing-adult-learners/Liverpool Confidential : 10th SeptemberPleas to spare Liverpool libraries from closureThe problem for the city is that there is…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 August 2014

BBC News : 20th AugustHull’s library service public consultation startshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-28871853Hull City Council : 20th AugustPress Release | Give your views on the future of library Services The Council is therefore required to make some very difficult choices about the level of services…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 August 2014

Sheffield librarian is ‘privileged to do a job I love that makes a difference’ “People do try to mask the fact that they can’t read, so it is really important to be aware that not everyone can.”http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/going-out/sheffield-librarian-is-privileged-to-do-a-job-i-love-that-makes-a-difference-1-6788446Potteries Eye : 18th AugustHow…