Tag: Campaigners

Libraries News Round-up: 28th March 2014

ITV News : 28th March Children ‘pay price’ for austerity The Children’s Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, warns that the poorest families are being hit by welfare cuts and that children are affected by library closures … http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-03-28/children-pay-price-for-austerity/ Express &…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th March 2014

DCMS : 24th March Library comparison reports published We have commissioned a comprehensive set of benchmarking reports, for a second year running, which are published today.  Some LAs not listed https://www.gov.uk/government/news/library-comparison-reports-published  THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Four Newcastle libraries to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd March 2014

Financial Times : 23rd March Libraries lend themselves to new business creation http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/82c28574-b102-11e3-9f6f-00144feab7de.html#axzz2wn841vlD BBC News : 23rd March Full judicial review into Lincolnshire’s libraries’ plan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-26705177 Mid-Sussex Times : 23rd March Letter | You have made a big difference So – a…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd March 2014

The Journal : 22nd March Newcastle libraries open again with help of partners  Council leader Nick Forbes said:  “We’re starting to get requests from other parts of the country to look at what we are doing in partnership libraries.” http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-libraries-open-again-help-6863784…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March Sieghart submissions highlight library ‘lottery’ CILIP quoted http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-submissions-highlight-library-lottery.html Huffington Post : 21st March The Death of Multiculturalism?  Newham’s libraries feature prominently http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/iram-sarwar/multiculturalism_b_5001582.html THE GUARDIAN : 21st March Manchester Central Library reopens after £50m revamp http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/21/manchester-central-library-reopens-50m-pound-revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th March 2014

Written Evidence to CMS Committee on ‘Work of The Arts Council England’  now published at this Inquiry Page link http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2010/work-of-the-arts-council-england/?type=Written#pnlPublicationFilter THE BOOKSELLER : 19th March Lincolnshire library campaigners get judicial review go-ahead http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-get-judicial-review-go-ahead.html  The Lincolnite : 19th March Judicial review…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th March 2014

Croydon Guardian : 13th March Private contractor Carillion makes 11 Croydon library employees redundant http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/11076289.Contractor_hired_to_run_libraries_makes_11_employees_redundant/ THE BOOKSELLER : 13th March Direct-selling on agenda at APS conference Bookseller Association c.e.o Tim Godfray fretted over e-lending by libraries damaging booksellers’ business models,…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th March 2014

BBC News : 10th March Wales | Your council, your money Libraries among the services “bearing the brunt” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26469795 BBC News : 10th March The closure of Rhydfelin library in Rhondda Cynon Taf is causing anger in the village http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26507899 Co-operative News…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th March 2014

Horncastle News : 8th March Letter | Lincolnshire County Councillors should give up their expenses http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-county-councillors-should-give-up-their-expenses-1-5919649 Stamford Mercury : 7th March Letter | ‘Out of touch’ over libraries plans Whatever happened to democracy in Lincolnshire ? If it is not already dead, it is…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th February 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th February Editorial | Campaigners should not have to pay to protect libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/campaigners-should-not-have-to-pay-to-protect-libraries.html THE GUARDIAN : 28th February Privatisation helps west London libraries turn over new leaf http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/feb/28/privatisation-west-london-libraries?commentpage=1 Public Policy Exchange The Future of Local Libraries and…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th February 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 25th February Losing Britain’s libraries: The places where we discover books are imperiled like never before  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/losing-britains-libraries-the-places-where-we-discover-books-are-imperiled-like-never-before-9152768.html In Loughborough : 25th February Leicestershire | Future of libraries to be considered The county council proposes to encourage community groups to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th February Stark warnings of library ’emergency’; hopes for new review http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stark-warnings-library-emergency-hopes-new-review.html Public Libraries News : 23rd February Editorial | Have even less of a say in the organisation you pay for http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/have-even-less-of-a-say-in-the-organisation-you-pay-for.html The Star : 24th February Doncaster | Meeting…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd February 2014

Sheffield Telegraph : 22nd February Sheffield library cuts are ‘a real kick in the teeth’ (says Nick Clegg) http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/sheffield-library-cuts-are-a-real-kick-in-the-teeth-1-6455494 The Star : 22nd February Letter | Sheffield | Will future of libraries be scrutinised by panel? http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letters-will-future-of-libraries-be-scrutinised-by-panel-1-6455511 Newbury Today : 22nd February Hampshire | Save Kingsclere library…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th February 2014

BBC News : 20th February Hampshire mobile library services face cutbacks  The consultation also includes changes to how libraries in Grayshott, Kingsclere and Milford on Sea are run. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-26269581 Cambridge News : 20th February £3m for two new libraries in…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February ACE to research libraries’ economic contribution  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-research-libraries-economic-contribution.html The Star : 19th February Fate of Sheffield’s libraries sealed Cabinet members gave plans to cut public funding and axe staff at 15 of its 28 libraries the…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th February 2014

Gov.uk : 13th February Consultation on the extension of the Public Lending Right to Rights of holders of books in non-print formats https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-extension-of-the-public-lending-right-to-rights-of-holders-of-books-in-non-print-formats Sleaford Standard : 15th February Reduction in village library’s opening hours on the horizon Opening hours at…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th February 2014

Louth Leader : 14th February Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaigners express their support for library staff http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/save-lincolnshire-libraries-campaigners-express-their-support-1-5878123 BBC News : 14th February Dumfries & Galloway | Wigtown campaigners fight cut in book town library hours From April, opening hours are set to go…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th February 2014

Kent Online : 10th February Minister Ed Vaizey picks Deal library as the place to be on National Library Day Mr Vaizey said: “It is important libraries remain relevant.” http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/minister-comes-to-deal-for-12558/ THE BOOKSELLER : 10th February Blog | Get stuck in – by Desmond…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th February 2014

DCMS | Sieghart Review – Open consultation Public libraries: what do you think? Call for evidence –  submit before 5pm on Friday 21 March 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/public-libraries-what-do-you-think The above refers to this > DCMS | Press Release : 8th February William Sieghart to chair panel…