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Libraries News Round-up: 21 September 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 21 September East Sussex | Tories deny ‘railroading through’ library closures http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/tories-deny-railroading-through-library-closures-1-8160901 Hastings Observer: 21 September East Sussex | Letter: One of the most deprived areas http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/your-say/one-of-the-most-deprived-areas-1-8161148http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/your-say/one-of-the-most-deprived-areas-1-8161148 Huddersfield Examiner: 21 September Kirklees | Massive development plans for Mirfield…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February 2016

Public Libraries News :  2nd February Swindon proposes just 1 out of 15 libraries to survive: SCL plans 2 day conference http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/swindon-proposes-just-1-out-of-15-libraries-to-survive-scl-plans-2-day-conference.html Times Series : 3rd February Barnet | Anger over unstaffed libraries Campaigners pretended to wreak havoc in a staff-free library…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 December 2015

Bedfordshire on Sunday : 20th December Bedford Borough Council plans more cuts …  including “reviewing” Libraries http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/Bedford-Borough-Council-plans-cuts-meet-massive/story-28391243-detail/story.html Wales Online : 20th December All we want for Christmas is our library back’ Residents unite over Roath library closure a year on http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/roath-library-christmas-read-protest-10629213…

Library News Round-up: 17 July 2015

BBC News : 17th JulyPlans to close seven Bristol libraries overturnedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-33564321 Bristol.gov : 17th JulyPress Release | Fresh Proposals – Librarieshttp://news.bristol.gov.uk/fresh-proposals-for-the-future-of-bristols-library-service-have-been-revealed/ Bournemouth Echo : 17th JulyPoole | Axed mobile library leaves residents ‘with no alternative’http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13439813.Axed_mobile_library_leaves_residents____with_no_alternative___/Biggleswade Chronicle : 17th JulyBedfordshire | Mobile library service ‘at risk’ 
in consultationhttp://www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk/news/local-news/mobile-library-service-at-risk-in-consultation-1-6854195The Courier…

Library News Round-up: 15 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 14th JulyCuts in Camden, more details on losses in Bucks, Dorset and Worcshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/cuts-in-camden-more-details-on-losses-in-bucks-dorset-and-worcs.htmlPlease also note under ‘national news’ on the same PLN page, a furious email about the BBC’s coverage of (Armthorpe Library) Doncaster.  It looks as though the…

Library News Round-up: 11 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 11th MayE-lending: what does your new government mean for digital libraries? Sieghart Report dominateshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/11/e-lending-libraries-sieghart-reportTHE BOOKSELLER : 11th MayWhittingdale made new culture secretary http://www.thebookseller.com/news/whittingdale-made-new-culture-secretary Wales Online : 11th MayGrade II listed Roath Library set to be closed, just weeks after being…

Library News Round-up: 2 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN :  1st MayLibraries: the inside story – books podcastAlan Gibbons & Neil MacInnes in Manchester;  Kate Mosse, Desmond Clarke & the economist Eamonn Butler in the studio. http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2015/may/01/libraries-inside-story-books-podcastWales Online : 1st MayCardiff library campaigners fear future being damaged by…

Library News Round-up: 27 April 2015

Public Libraries News : 26th AprilEditorial | When librarians should fear the quiethttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/04/when-librarians-should-fear-the-quiet.htmlEast Grinstead Courier : 26th April Surrey | Lingfield library to lose paid staff in May? http://m.eastgrinsteadcourier.co.uk/Library-lose-paid-staff/story-26367008-detail/story.html  THE GUARDIAN : 25th AprilBrent Central: Lib Dems, libraries and the Labour tide http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/25/brent-central-lib-dems-libraries-and-the-labour-tideWales Online :…

Library News Round-up: 12 March 2015

LGA : 12th MarchPickles gives Enterprising Libraries a cash boosthttp://www.localgov.co.uk/Pickles-gives-Enterprising-Libraries-a-cash-boost/38298 THE BOOKSELLER : 12th MarchDevon confirms mutual move for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/devon-confirms-mutual-move-librariesHarrow Times : 12th MarchFour libraries to close according to Harrow Council’s library strategyhttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11851503.Four_libraries_to_close_despite_objections/ Bristol Post : 12th MarchBristol’s deputy mayor calls for…

Library News Round-up: 13 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 13th February‘Digital dark age’ could leave historians with no records of the 21st centuryhttp://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/digital-dark-age-could-leave-historians-with-no-records-of-the-21st-century-10043516.htmlTHE INDEPENDENT : 13th FebruaryManchester Central Library: Fears 24,000 books may have been pulped during £170m upgradehttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/manchester-central-library-fears-24000-books-may-have-been-pulped-during-170m-upgrade-10045558.htmlSave Lincs Libraries : 13th FebruaryLincolnshire Library Campaigners…

Library News Round-up: 12 February 2015

Braintree & Witham Times : 12th FebruaryCampaign to save our libraries is gathering pace“My phone hasn’t stopped ringing!”http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11786856.Campaign_to_save_our_libraries_is_gathering_pace/  Kent & Sussex Courier : 12th FebruaryBid to “save” public libraries in Kenthttp://www.courier.co.uk/Bid-save-public-libraries-Kent/story-26017762-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 12th FebruaryLetter – Lincs CC Leader| Moves to cut library…

Library News Round-up: 11 February 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th FebruaryRally for the Library of Birmingham on #NLD15with text of Alan’s SPEECH http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/rally-for-library-of-birmigham-7215.html Hemel Today : 11th FebruaryCounty’s 46 libraries to remain open as technology and volunteers set a path for the futurehttp://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/more-news/county-s-46-libraries-to-remain-open-as-technology-and-volunteers-set-a-path-for-the-future-1-6573706Gazette & Herald : 11th…

Library News Round-up: 10 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCelebration and protest marks National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/celebration-and-protest-marks-national-libraries-day THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCardiff’s ‘strong message’ on National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cardiffs-strong-message-national-libraries-day Wales Online : 10th FebruaryCardiff libraries saved as people power wins the day – Plan to axe funding for 7 libraries is…

Library News Round-up: 2 February 2015

Public Libraries News : 1st February Editorial | Should one save all the libraries all the time? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/02/should-one-save-all-the-libraries-all-the-time.html Lincolnshire Echo : 2nd February Save Lincolnshire Libraries stage pop-up library protest in Lincoln http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-stage-pop-library/story-25960827-detail/story.html Stamford Mercury : 2nd February Yellow ribbon protest planned…

Library News Round-up: 28 January 2015

ITV News : 28th January‘Escalating’ care costs will mean cuts to libraries, museums and road management services, warn councilshttp://www.itv.com/news/2015-01-28/escalating-care-costs-will-mean-cuts-to-libraries-museums-and-road-management-services-warn-councils/Gazette & Herald : 28th JanuaryNorth Yorkshire | Appeal for volunteers in bid to save Ryedale’s librariesdetailshttp://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/11754550.Appeal_for_volunteers_in_bid_to_save_Ryedale_s_libraries/ Thurrock Gazette : 27th JanuaryLeading Article | Taxpayers have every…

Library News Round-up: 26 January 2015

Public Libraries News : 25th JanuaryEditorial | Damned if you do, damned if you don’t: the dilemma of a good librarian in austere times http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-dont-the-dilemma-of-a-good-librarian-in-austere-times.htmlHansard : 22nd January House of Lords | Libraries – Funding http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/150122-0001.htm#15012259000346Romford Recorder : 26th JanuaryHavering budget cuts shake up after consultationproposals…

Library News Round-up: 12 January 2015

Library Technology Guides : 11th JanuaryThe Giant has stirred – public libraries could dominate Ebook lending Paper for ALA Conference by Tim Coateshttp://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=20233 The Lincolnite : 12th JanuaryCampaigners vow to keep fighting for Lincolnshire libraries“Libraries are the foundation of learning and achievement.…

Library News Round-up: 26 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 26th DecemberThe future of Britain’s libraries: why lattes and Wi-Fi are nothing to fear I’m torn between being thrilled by the possibilities and convulsed with fear at the thought of how little the government seems to care about any of it.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/26/future-of-britains-libraries-lattes-wifiNorthern Echo…