Tag: Campaigners

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th AugustCILIP names 2014 library staff of the year http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-names-2014-library-staff-year.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 12th AugustEdinburgh Festival Review | Spine: angry blast at society that denies knowledgeUnexpectedly moving and bubbling with anger, this is a play with backbone which asks urgent questions:…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August 2014

rs21 : 9th AugustFight for your right to readAlan Gibbons, author, organiser of the Campaign for the Book and lifelong socialist discusses the attacks that the library service is facing in Britain. He is based in Liverpool where proposals to cut…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 August 2014

Law Gazette : 4th AugustLocalism Act complicates service consultationhttp://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/legal-updates/consulting-on-library-cuts/5042490.articleBatley News : 4th AugustA good deed for Kirklees librariesKirklees Council will not be able to close down Cleckheaton Library due to details written into its deed, a concerned user has claimed.http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/a-good-deed-for-kirklees-libraries-1-6763780Tamworth…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August 2014

The Library Campaign : 31st JulyUnhappy birthday, 1964 Act!It won’t matter what any Act says if DCMS declines to do one darned thing to get it implemented.  And that’s where we are today. http://www.librarycampaign.com/unhappy-birthday-1964-act/ THE GUARDIAN : 1st AugustPhilip Ardagh…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 July 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 30th JulyKirklees set to close 24 of its 26 libraries PLN data cited.  Ann Cleeves, Alan Gibbons and Ian Anstice are quoted. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/30/kirklees-close-24-26-libraries-cutsBBC News : 30th JulyCornwall mobile library service cut to one van http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-28567947Swindon Advertiser :…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 July 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 28th July How to join a library – in pictures If you’re desperate to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge but don’t yet belong to a library, have no fear. Children’s author and illustrator Jackie Morris…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 July 2014

Alan Gibbons : 12th JulyEd Vaizey states the blindingly obvioushttp://alangibbons.net/2014/07/ed-vaizey-states-the-blindingly-obvious/Alan Gibbons : 12th July Quote of the day “….no authority should close a library solely to save costs”  —  Culture Minister Ed Vaizey http://alangibbons.net/2014/07/quote-of-the-day-73/ Public Libraries News Society of Chief…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July 2014

To everyone : There’s a Thunderclap for Lincolnshire Libraries here > Please join in! https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/13483-can-you-savelibraries-today?locale=en BookBrunch: 4th July Impassioned Sieghart is star turn at PLS annual meeting http://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/article_free.asp?pid=impassioned_sieghart_is_star_turn_at_pls_annual_meeting  Leon’s Library Blog : 4th July The insidious phrase http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/07/04/the-insidious-phrase/ Alan Gibbons Blog…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 July 2014

MSN News : 2nd July More children are enjoying reading More than half of youngsters in the UK (53.3%) now say they enjoy reading “very much” or “quite a lot” – the highest level recorded by the National Literacy Trust…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 1st July Reply from the LibDem spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/07/01/reply-from-the-liberal-democrats/ THEY WORK FOR YOU 30/06 Parliamentary Q’s & Written Answers (Libraries)  1.  Helen Goodman MP http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-06-30a.201600.h  2. Adam Afriyie MP http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-06-30a.201676.h  Devon UNISON…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June 2014

BBC One Midlands : 29th June On iPlayer : BBC Sunday Politics Show  Libraries > @ 47.12 mins in – & continues with Alan Gibbons’s interview @ 50.15 mins in http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b046v7xb/sunday-politics-west-midlands-29062014 … CLIK : 29th June Campaigning for Libraries in Kent new  …. They are…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 June 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 27th June Save libraries by putting them in the pub, says the man tasked by Government to save them http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/save-libraries-by-putting-them-in-the-pub-says-the-man-tasked-by-government-to-save-them-9569208.html Public Libraries News : 26th June Editorial | Sieghart plans out our future: plus strike action and volunteers walking…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 June 2014

Public Libraries News : 22nd June Quelle Horreur: further reflections on the differences between the French and English public library services For them, England is fast becoming a horror story to tell each other in the staff room and an…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 June 2014

North Devon Journal : 19th June All libraries face changes in light of proposed cuts warns councillor  A councillor has warned that even libraries presumed safe from cuts could face changes. http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/libaries-face-changes-light-proposed-cuts-warns/story-21262951-detail/story.html Stoke Sentinel : 19th June Staffordshire County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 June 2014

Crowdfunder The National Public Library Festival celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Public Libraries Act http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/National-Public-Libraries-Festival The Echo : 11th June Libraries closure plans are on hold Controversial plans to shut libraries or staff them with volunteers have been…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th June Labour’s Goodman warns on library volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/labours-goodman-warns-library-volunteers.html SCL Annual Report 2013/14 http://www.goscl.com/wp-content/uploads/SCL-ANNUAL-REPORT-2013-14-final1.pdf Welsh public libraries review  Call for evidence http://wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/museumsarchiveslibraries/cymal/libraries/public-libraries-review/?skip=1&lang=en DAILY TELEGRAPH : 9th June Lynne Truss | Is there still hope for public libraries?  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10875869/Is-there-still-hope-for-public-libraries.html Bromsgrove…

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: 1 June 2014

BBC News : 1st June Save Lincolnshire Libraries establishes fighting fund http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-27655027 Herts & Essex Observer : 1st June Essex | £1m new fund to support voluntary groups & projects aimed at strengthening community-led activityhttp://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/News/Uttlesford/New-fund-to-support-Essex-charities-receives-1m-boost-20140601173005.htm Wales Online : 1st June Angry protesters…