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Libraries News Round-up: 25 February

Huddersfield Examiner ; 25 February What libraries will be left when Kirklees has finished cuts? http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/what-libraries-left-kirklees-finished-12652770 Express and Star : 25 February Walsall Council cuts: Job and library losses edge closer as spending cull is approved by bosses http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2017/02/25/walsall-council-cuts-job-and-library-losses-edge-closer-as-spending-cull-is-approved-by-bosses/ Darlington &…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February

The Guardian : 22 February Letter | Cuts that squeeze the life out of Liverpool https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/cuts-that-squeeze-the-life-out-of-liverpool The Bookseller | 23 February Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-expands-plr-e-book-authors-493831 Plymouth Herald : 23 February Library closures: council bosses answer your…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February

The Guardian : 22 February To survive the cuts, libraries must put themselves at the heart of communities Written by Cllr Ian Stephens who chairs the Local Government Association’s culture, tourism and sport board https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/feb/22/libraries-community-hubs-survive-council-budget-cuts Leicester Mercury : 22 February Pupils…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February

Labour List : 19 February “UKIP’s politics of hate must be defeated, hatred will not save children’s centres” – Corbyn’s speech to Labour councillors “This Tory government has willingly plunged our public services into a state of emergency.”  “Tory cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 February

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council : 17 February Exciting times for library mutual Dudley announce GLL as preferred bidder for outsourcing of libraries http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/february-2017/exciting-times-for-library-mutual/ Express & Star : 18 February Wolverhampton libraries: Bilston could move from 145-year-old home in major shake-up http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2017/02/18/wolverhampton-libraries-bilston-could-move-from-145-year-old-home-in-major-shake-up/…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 February

Bath Chronicle : 15 February Bath and North East Somerset Council WILL consult over Bath Central Library move http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-and-north-east-somerset-council-will-consult-over-bath-central-library-move/story-30139722-detail/story.html Blackpool Gazette : 16 February Library jobs under threat to save cash http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/library-jobs-under-threat-to-save-cash-1-8391896 Litchfield Live : 16 February Councillor insists Litchfield…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February

The Bookseller : 14 February Graeme Macrae Burnet backs campaign against Scottish library cuts Macrae Burnet is backing the CILIPS Libraries Matter campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/graeme-macrae-burnet-backs-campaign-against-scottish-library-cuts-487071 Plymouth Herald : 14 February Closure of library would mean loss of ‘safe place’ for disabled Closing a city library…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February

North Yorkshire Advertiser : 12 February 2017 Library in need of more help A library facility plans to open on April 1, run by volunteers, pleads for more volunteer help http://www.northyorkshireadvertiser.co.uk/news/15087102.Library_in_need_of_more_help/ The Guardian : 13 February Hi-tech library project spawns book…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 February

Grimsby Telegraph : 11 February More than 3,000 people sign petition to save Cleethorpes Library http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/over-3000-signatures-collected-to-save-cleethorpes-library/story-30128969-detail/story.html Bournemouth Echo : 11 February Dorset  | Job Centre, library and day care centre could all be provided from one building http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15086057.Job_Centre__library_and_day_care_centre_could_all_be_provided_from_one_building/ Rutland and…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February

They Work For You : 9th February House of Commons: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport Lichfield and Swindon feature https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2017-02-09a.620.1#g620.2 London Evening Standard : 10th February Novelist Stella Duffy accuses Lambeth council of ‘letting down children’…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February

UNISON : 8th February Torfaen library services win reprieve https://cymru-wales.unison.org.uk/news/press-release/2017/02/torfaen-library-services-win-reprieve/ Chronicle Live : 9th February The neglect of our libraries is a sign that we are failing as a society – Graeme Whitfield Graeme Whitfield is Journal business editor http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-opinion/neglect-libraries-sign-failing-society-12583366 Newbury Today…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th February NLT analysis exposes England’s literacy ‘crisis’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-research-probes-englands-literacy-problems-480351 BBC News : 7th February New plans to save two Birmingham libraries  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38896837 ITV News : 7th February  Decision due on future of West Berkshire libraries  http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2017-02-07/decision-due-on-future-of-west-berkshire-libraries/ ITV…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February

BBC News : 6th February One in 10 Welsh libraries are run by volunteers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38742310 BBC News : 6th February  What next for libraries as scores are shut and out-sourced http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38654997 Huffington Post : 6th February Council Cuts: The Silent…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th February Public Library usage stats down again, hmm I wonder why? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/public-library-usage-stats-down-again.html THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Letter | The local library helped me become a novelist  Apropos Professor Krashen’s letter (2 February) on the need to…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Library cuts reflected in 30% drop in adult visitors over a decade https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/03/library-cuts-reflected-in-30-drop-in-adult-visitors-over-a-decade THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-down-298-2005-480111 Times & Star : 3rd February Cockermouth Library plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February

BBC News : 2nd February Clifton, ‘library of things’ plan proposed  Campaigners plan to loan out power washers, garden tools and …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-38834388 Leon’s Library Blog : 2nd February Not Waving but Drowning  https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/02/02/not-waving-but-drowning/ Bath Chronicle : 2nd February  Protesters…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February

THE GUARDIAN : 1st February Libraries minister promises to act if councils cannot justify cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/01/libraries-minister-promises-to-act-if-councils-cannot-justify-cuts THE BOOKSELLER : 1st February Riddell calls for probe into school library provsion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-urges-councils-think-strategically-about-library-offering-479876 Newbury Today : 1st February Confusion over parish funding for…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January

BBC News : 31st January Walsall Council cuts: 281 jobs and nine libraries to go http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38810239 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap http://www.thebookseller.com/news/58bn-funding-gap-threatens-libraries-478191 DCMS Taking Part 2016/17 Quarter 2 England, October…