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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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…