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: 18th January 2014

BBC News : 18th January Wales | Library closure plans scrutinised as council cuts bite Questions are being raised as to whether councils which close libraries to save money can still meet their statutory duty to provide the service.  Council leaders argue…

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 :…