Tag: Campaigners

Libraries News Round-up: 26 May 2014

Leicester Mercury : 26th May Cuts to library services will ‘destroy music making’ in Leicestershire  Leicester City Council’s printed music service, which is used by more than 90 organisations to get sheet music for performances, is being reviewed to save…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May 2014

The Library Campaign : 13th May Local Elections – Speak Up for Libraries http://www.librarycampaign.com/local-elections-speak-up-for-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 13th May Join the library, borrow books and make government sit up and take notice Crime writer Ann Cleeves urges action http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2014/may/13/more-libraries-cloes-what-are-we-losing THE…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th May 2014

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 9th May Congratulations on your SCL appointment: an open letter to Helen Drakard http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/05/09/congratulations-on-your-scl-appointment-an-open-letter-to-helen-drakard/ Leon’s Library Blog : 9th May Challenge Accepted? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/05/09/challenge-accepted/ Penarth Times : 8th May Vale of Glamorgan | Library staff break silence http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/11199038.Library_staff_break_silence/?ref=var_0 Ham…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th May 2014

South Wales Evening Post : 8th May Resolven Library users wave farewell to librarians – before volunteers move in to take over http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Resolven-Library-users-wave-farewell-librarians/story-21074735-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 7th May Lincs libraries: Over 100 library staff wanted redundancy rather than county council…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th May 2014

Public Libraries News : 5th May Editorial | Keep library users happy: don’t send them away angry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/05/keep-library-users-happy-dont-send-them-away-angry.html The Lincolnite : 6th May Volunteering to run libraries is a mistake, say protesters “They’ve got a statutory obligation to deliver a service and…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th April 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th April Short-term reprieve for Lincolnshire libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/short-term-reprieve-lincolnshire-libraries.html Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 29th April High Court action delays sell off or lease of Lincs Libraries + JR date confirmed http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/04/29/high-court-action-delays-sell-off-or-lease-of-lincolnshire-libraries-jr-date-confirmed/  Boston Standard : 29th April High Court…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th April 2014

Lincolnshire Echo : 28th April Lincolnshire libraries closure delayed until High Court hearing result http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-closure-delayed-High-Court/story-21024322-detail/story.html The Star : 27th April Closed Doncaster village libraries to be auctioned http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/closed-doncaster-village-libraries-to-be-auctioned-1-6582617 Scarborough News : 28th April North Yorkshire | Parish council steps in to help…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th April 2014

THE OBSERVER : 27th April Peter Bazalgette | We have to recognise the huge value of arts and culture to societyinc. role of Librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/27/value-of-arts-and-culture-to-society-peter-bazalgette THE INDEPENDENT : 27th April You can’t put a price on joy http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/you-cant-put-a-price-on-joy-9292286.html This Is The West Country…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th April 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 26th April Public Libraries UK Plc or the ACE/Locality report on ‘enterprising libraries’ http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/public-libraries-uk-plc-or-acelocality.html Locality : March 2014 Enabling Enterprise in Libraries Prepared by Locality, commissioned by ACE http://locality.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Locality-Enabling-Enterprise-in-Libraries.pdf

Libraries News Round-up: 21st April 2014

Reading for London : 16th April Guest post: Library campaigner Alan Wylie http://readingforlondon.com/2014/04/16/guest-post-library-campaigner-alan-wylie/ News North Wales : 21st April Radnorshire | Go-ahead for new library http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/133016/go-ahead-for-new-library.aspx Peterborough Telegraph : 20th April Volunteers step up campaign to keep Deepings Library running “Most of us…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th April 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 16th April Good for Goodman? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/04/16/good-for-goodman/ Express & Star : 16th April Sandwell | Libraries face job cuts in restructure The council already shaved £300,000 off its library budget in 2013/14 and cut a further £880,000 in the two…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th April 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 14th April 6 Letters | Culture, commitment, libraries and expertise  http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/14/culuture-commitment-libraries-expertise Lincolnshire Echo : 14th April Helen Goodman, Labour’s Shadow Libraries Minister, visits Ermine Library tomorrow http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-Helen-Goodman-Labour/story-20954990-detail/story.html Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 14th April Shadow Libraries Minister to visit Lincolnshire Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th April 2014

This Is Local London : 12th April Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand  http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11145261.Greenwich_libraries_extend_opening_hours_following_public_demand/ Get Hampshire : 12th April Library staff jobs under threat in council bid to save money http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/library-staff-hampshire-face-job-6981339 Maidenhead Advertiser : 12th April Royal Borough…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th April 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th April 346 staff cut from London libraries since 2011/12 http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/346-staff-cut-from-london-libraries.html  Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April Sir Edward Leigh MP tells Lincolnshire CC to think again over closures http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Sir-Edward-Leigh-tells/story-20948722-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April County council…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th April 2014

Michael Rosen : 9th April Open letter to Sajid Javid, the new Culture Minister  Perhaps you know about the terrible crisis we have in libraries, depriving people of access to knowledge and culture. http://michaelrosenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/open-letter-to-sajid-javid-new-culture.html?spref=tw&m=1 ITV News : 9th April Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th April 2014

Local Government Lawyer : 3rd April Ministers unveil £410m transformation fund plus challenge panel  The independent panel will advise “on what needs to happen both locally and nationally to increase the pace and scale of transformation within public services”. It…