Tag: Campaigners

Libraries News Round-up: 6th February 2014

Liverpool Echo : 6th February Mayor’s warning as libraries facing axe in fresh cuts  … half of its libraries look set to close in the latest round of cutbacks. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-mayors-warning-libraries-facing-6677442 Surrey County Council : 6th February Surrey and East Sussex join forces…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd February 2014

BBC News : 3rd February Public libraries get online access to research journals The PLS says the move will “strengthen the position” of public libraries at a time when they are “under pressure”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25981183 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd February National…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 27th January Birmingham faces £2m library cuts Libraries across Birmingham face closure as the city looks to slash £2m from its library budget, with even the flagship Library of Birmingham facing heavy cuts. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-faces-%C2%A32m-library-cuts.html THE BOOKSELLER :…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th January Campaigners brand DCMS library stats ‘bonkers’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-brand-dcms-library-stats-bonkers.html Public Libraries News : 19th January Editorial | DCMS presents the best picture, Doncaster the worst The DCMS have produced their review of the state of play in UK public…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th January 2014

CILIP : 15th January Revealed: Government advice promoting volunteer-run libraries had no Ministerial sign-off http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/revealed-government-advice-promoting-volunteer-run-libraries-had-no-ministerial-sign Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 15th January Vaizey ignores CILIP http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2014/01/vaizey-ignores-cilip.html The Star : 15th January Group wants to run threatened Sheffield library The nine residents…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th January 2014

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH : 12th January Volunteers needed to run museums and libraries http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10565926/Volunteers-needed-to-run-museums-and-libraries.html SUNDAY TELEGRAPH : 12th January Volunteers must take a role in running parks and museums By Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10565979/Volunteers-must-take-a-role-in-running-parks-and-museums.html James Powney’s Blog : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Thirty Leicestershire libraries under threat http://www.thebookseller.com/news/thirty-leicestershire-libraries-under-threat.html Yinnon Ezra, Libraries Advisor, has left the DCMS His final Blog for CLOA http://blog.cloa.org.uk/2014/01/07/is-it-that-time-already/ Express & Star : 8th January Wolverhampton library-users’ dismay at plans to cut opening hours…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th January 2014

LocalGov : 7th January Councils urged to bid for funding to develop new delivery models http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-urged-to-bid-for-funding-to-develop-new-delivery-models/35311 Leicester Mercury : 7th January 700 jobs to go as Leicestershire County Council makes £110 million savings The council will continue to run its…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd January 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd January UK councils found to benefit from half a million hours of unpaid labour Bexley council said many of its unpaid placements were in library services, where paid positions were lost in 2012. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/02/councils-benefit-half-a-million-hours-unpaid-labour-foi-request DAILY TELEGRAPH…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th December Petitions against Sheffield library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/petitions-against-sheffield-library-closures.html Yorkshire Post : 30th December Sheffield | 5,000 oppose library closure plans http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/politics/5-000-oppose-library-closure-plans-1-6341930 Henley Standard : 30th December Sonning Common | Library’s future secured but part-time staff to go http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1397754

Libraries News Round-up: 20th December 2013

CILIP PMLG  Newsletter – ‘Access’ Including, among others, articles from Annie Mauger, John Dolan and Ian Anstice http://info.cilip.org.uk/FS/2834/Documents/PMLG%20Access%20Issue%201.pdf  Stoke Sentinel : 20th December Community volunteers could be drafted in to run libraries as part of a major-shake-up in Staffordshire Some…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th December 2013

MickFortune.com : 18th December Are Councils using framework agreements to destroy the UK Public Library Service – You decide. http://www.mickfortune.com/WordPress/?p=1061 THE BOOKSELLER : 18th December Major job cuts at Southend’s libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/major-job-cuts-southends-libraries.html The Echo : 18th December Southend | 45% of library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th December Campaigners protest over Herefordshire library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-protest-over-herefordshire-library-cuts.html The Library Campaign : 16th December With friends like these http://www.librarycampaign.com/with-friends-like-these/ The Guardian : 16th December Zero-hours contracts are not poisonous and councils should proudly use them Libraries are…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th and 15th December 2013

Public Libraries News : 14th December Top UK public library trends of 2013 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/12/top-uk-public-library-trends-of-2013.html Louth Leader : 15th December Protest toys put outside Louth Library http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/protest-toys-put-outside-louth-library-1-5744544 This Is Lincolnshire : 14th December ‘Gagged’ staff speak out as D-day for Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December Cressida Cowell launches Christmas reading challenge Author Cressida Cowell today launched The Reading Agency’s new Christmas reading mini-challenge, designed to encourage children to use their libraries over the Christmas holidays. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cressida-cowell-launches-christmas-reading-challenge.html Southend-on-Sea Borough Council :…