Tag: Campaigners

Libraries News Round-up: 7th December 2013

Swindon Advertiser : 7th December Public could shape future of Swindon libraries in proposed consultation http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10862394.Public_could_shape_future_of_Swindon_libraries_in_proposed_consultation/ Buckinghamshire County Council : 6th December Community libraries a focus for Russian delegation http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/news/2013/december/community-libraries-a-focus-for-russian-delegation/#.UqNO6ydjL1V Sunderland Echo : 7th November Community group bids to take…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th December 2013

Welsh Government : 3rd December Written Statement – Public Libraries in Wales http://wales.gov.uk/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2013/8265614/?lang=en# The Star : 5th December Sheffield pupils take library battle to Town Hall The youngsters also handed over 200 copies of a survey completed by pupils in…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd December ACE grant to library artists sparks controversy http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-grant-library-artists-sparks-controversy.html Mancunian Matters : 3rd December Is the end nigh for Greater Manchester’s libraries?  http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/031213674-end-nigh-greater-manchesters-libraries-savage-cuts-and-ailing-visitor-numbers-make ITV News : 3rd December Lincolnshire Council closing libraries to save £2 million…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th November 2013

This Is Lincolnshire : 30th November Protesters took to city streets to say ‘no’ to library closures http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-Central-Library/story-20244645-detail/story.html#axzz2m88QFJqt This Is Lincolnshire : 30th November Protests against library closures planned today http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Protests-library-closures-planned-today/story-20244525-detail/story.html#axzz2m88QFJqt Twitter : 30th November Ashley Baxter ‏@DeepingDo 8h Suggestion box Deepings…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th November Desmond Clarke:  Library strategy http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/library-strategy.html CILIP : 26th November CILIP Council election result  http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/four-new-members-cilip-council-elected … Nottingham Post : 26th November The smallest libraries in the county are facing changes It is expected that the libraries most…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th November 2013

Public Libraries News Speak Up For Libraries panel, 23rd November 2013 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/speak-up-for-libraries-panel-23rd-november-2013 Horncastle News : 23rd November Council set to reverse decision on library cuts The News understands the county council is under pressure to reverse a controversial decision to…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th November Partial u-turn for Moray on library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/partial-u-turn-moray-library-closures.html STV : 19th November Three closure-threatened libraries to stay open says Moray Council However, the campaign group believes councillors will accept during a debate on Wednesday that their decision…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th November 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 14th November Unison’s stance is an open book – we fight on to save threatened libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/unison-s-stance-is-an-open-book-we-fight-on-to-save-threatened-libraries-1-6243969 Wrexham.com : 14th November Committee Votes Against Closure Of Three Wrexham Libraries substantial detail about all new proposals http://www.wrexham.com/news/committee-votes-against-closure-of-three-wrexham-libraries-38321.html BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th November 2013

East London Lines : 9th November Controversial company Carillion take over Croydon’s libraries despite facing accusations for blacklisting http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2013/11/controversial-company-carillion-take-over-croydons-libraries-despite-facing-multiple-compensation-claims-for-blacklisting/ Spalding Guardian : 9th November 23,000 sign petitions to save libraries http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/23-000-sign-petitions-to-save-libraries-1-5665521 Stamford Mercury : 9th November Survey reveals scale of…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th November 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 6th November Austerity measures make libraries vital as more needy people use them http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/06/austerity-measures-libraries-vital-needy-people Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 5th November Consultation or Con? “over 13,000 more people signed the petition rejecting the council’s proposals than voted for the entire executive…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th November 2013

STV News : 4th November Moray Council to face campaigners in court over closure of seven libraries http://news.stv.tv/north/246989-moray-council-to-face-campaigners-in-court-over-library-closures/ The Scotsman : 4th November Legal bid to keep Moray libraries open http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/legal-bid-to-keep-moray-libraries-open-1-3172750 BBC News : 4th November Moray library closures: Campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 2nd November Why we need the Back Office: a library assistant speaks  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-back-office-front-office/why-we-need-the-back-office-a-librarian-speaks Public Libraries News : 2nd November Co-located library downside: a trip to a Birmingham combined clinic/library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-co-location/co-located-library-downside-a-trip-to-a-birmingham-combined-cliniclibrary NottinghamPost.com : 2nd November Matt Styles:…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd October 2013

Ealing Today : 23rd October New Management For Ealing’s Libraries http://www.ealingtoday.co.uk/shared/ealibrarychange001.htm Local Guardian : 23rd October John Laing Integrated Services bought out just weeks after taking control of Croydon libraries http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/10755374.Council_contractor_bought_out_just_weeks_after_taking_control_of_libraries/ Croydon Advertiser : 22 October Croydon Libraries under new…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th October 2013

CILIP : 17th October CILIP call for ministerial clarification over community-managed library ‘advice’ on gov.uk http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/cilip-call-ministerial-clarification-over-community-managed-library-advice-govuk-0 THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October Government library guidance ‘hits new low’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-library-guidance-hits-new-low.html HelenMilner.com : 16th October Speech | Re-imagining Carnegie: Libraries for the 21st Century In order…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th October 2013

GOV.UK Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management.  https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it THE BOOKSELLER : 16th October Society of Chief Librarians strikes reference deal  It is hoped that the agreement…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th October 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th October Speak up for Libraries Conference 23/11/13; Resisting, Improving and Promoting! http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/speak-up-for-libraries-conference.html  The Star : 13th October Letter | I prefer a library to a council office makeover http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/i-prefer-a-library-to-a-council-office-makeover-1-6141485 Sheffield Telegraph : 13th October Clegg’s anger over library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th October 2013

Inside Moray : 12th October Cabinet Secretary to ask Moray Council to reconsider Libraries closures http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=1108 First News : 12th October Nine libraries set to shut doors in Sunderland  http://www.firstnews.co.uk/news/nine-libraries-set-to-shut-doors-in-sunderland-i9981 Public Libraries News See this pinterest board “A notable thing…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th October 2013

Thanks to Shirley Burnham for the links that we post daily on our website.  Here is today’s round up of news relating to libraries. The Library Campaign  Briefing Paper for the Libraries APPG http://www.librarycampaign.com/the-library-campaign-briefing-paper-to-libraries-appg/  THE GUARDIAN : 4th October ‘Libraries…