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Libraries News Round-up: 2nd October 2013

Huffington Post : 2nd October Ed Vaizey Says ‘Completely Useless’ Description Is ‘So True’ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/02/ed-vaizey-useless_n_4028411.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 Chamberlain Files : 2nd October Cash cuts may force Birmingham community libraries to close, city council admits http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/cash-cuts-may-force-birmingham-community-libraries-to-close-city-council-admits/ Manchester Evening News : 2nd October Stockport | Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th September 2013

Gazette Series : 27th September Strike action to close South Gloucestershire libraries tomorrow  http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/10703187.Strike_action_to_close_South_Gloucestershire_libraries_tomorrow/ Market Rasen Mail : 28th September Letter | Libraries – Figures don’t stack up  http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-libraries-figures-don-t-stack-up-1-5521916 This Is Grimsby : 28th September Brand new chapter for library as it closes…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 27th September Library visits down once again as closures continue  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/27/library-visits-down-closures-continue?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 27th September Library visits drop by a quarter in eight years http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24296825 Good Library Blog : 27th September DCMS figures show dramatic decline…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th September Half of Sheffield’s libraries under threat Threats to libraries in Moray, Sunderland, Neath and Flintshire also feature http://www.thebookseller.com/news/half-sheffields-libraries-under-threat.html ITV News : 17th September Sheffield libraries could face closure inc. Video http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-09-17/sheffield-libraries-could-face-closure/ BBC News : 17th…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th September 2013

New Save Our Libraries – Campaign to halt library closures in Moray and throughout Scotland Campaigners to lobby Council Convenor http://saveourlibraries.org.uk/?p=39   and on Twitter: @MorayLibraries Spalding Today : 15th September Dream to save library for a village hub A survey has been sent…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th September 2013

DutchNews.nl : 7th September Not all libraries should be closed: cabinet http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/09/not_all_libraries_should_be_cl.php THE INDEPENDENT : 7th September Boyd Tonkin: Brum’s palace of the book is a triumph – but can it spread its golden glow? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/boyd-tonkin-brums-palace-of-the-book-is-a-triumph–but-can-it-spread-its-golden-glow-8803070.html Birmingham Press : 3rd…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd August 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd August Library e-lending pilots take shape https://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-e-lending-pilots-take-shape.html This Is Croydon Today : 2nd August Privatisation of Croydon libraries rubber-stamped http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Privatisation-Croydon-libraries-rubber-stamped/story-19605296-detail/story.html#axzz2aq9wNJuR This Is Local London : 2nd August Harrow Library changes to be rolled out over the…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th July 2013

LocalGov : 29th July Croydon outsources library services The council has signed an eight-year contract with John Laing Integrated Services (JLIS). http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110572 DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July Judicial review process to be made tougher The Ministry of Justice is to…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th July CILIP to debate ‘no confidence’ motion in Vaizey https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-debate-no-confidence-motion-vaizey.html Communitiesagainstthecuts.com : 25th July Library campaigners slam business influence on arrangements to run Library of Birmingham Library campaigners have criticised the unrepresentative composition of the proposed…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th July 2013

Bucks Free Press : 17th July Sir Terry Pratchett returns to Beaconsfield Library http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10554442.Sir_Terry_Pratchett_returns_to_Beaconsfield_Library/ BBC News : 18th July Almost 40% of army recruits have reading age of 11, MPs warn http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23346693 York Press : 18th July Social enterprise will…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th July 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 17th July The austerity story: How Spain fell in love with books again as locals flood back to libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-austerity-story-how-spain-fell-in-love-withbooks-again-as-locals-flood-back-to-libraries-8714705.html Spalding Today : 17th July Community shows united front in fight for (Deepings) library http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/community-shows-united-front-in-fight-for-library-1-5289535 Socialist Party…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th July 2013

Localgov.co.uk : 9th July York considers new delivery model for libraries and archive services If approved, staff will own a third of the new CBS which will have exempt charity status. http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110410 Infoism : 8th July What I would like…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 7th July Editorial |Mail somehow uses library rebrand to link librarians with mass murderer including details of newspaper reports, blogs and social media coverage – CILIP rebranding http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/mail-somehow-uses-library-rebrand-to-link-librarians-with-mass-murderer.html The Times : 7th July Letter : “the…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th June 2013

Public Libraries News : 30th June Libraries Director Brian Ashley tells it how it is to the Library Campaign http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/06/libraries-director-brian-ashley-tells-it-how-it-is-to-the-library-campaign.html Horncastle News : 30th June Libraries under threat as council bids to save budget             “The county council say they’ll run…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th June 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th June Warning of major threat to Welsh library services http://www.thebookseller.com/news/warning-major-threat-welsh-library-services.html Wales Online : 24th June Libraries depts could be wiped out under swingeing budget cuts, council leader warns http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/libraries-departments-could-wiped-out-4701894 The Lincolnite : 24th June Campaigners opposed…