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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…

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: 4 May 2015

Public Libraries News : 4th MayEd Vaizey agrees to defend his record … if he’s around long enoughhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/05/ed-vaizey-agrees-to-defend-his-record-if-hes-around-long-enough.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 1st MayJudy Blume makes plea to New York mayor for library fundsEd Vaizey accepts a challenge from writer Alan Gibbons…

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: 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: 9 February 2015

BBC News : 9th FebruaryLincolnshire library handover ‘exceptional’, says shadow minister http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31208967Harlow Star : 9th FebruaryEssex County Council offering library internship to young jobseekershttp://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Young-benefits-claimants-offered-hope-library/story-25996721-detail/story.html Guardian Series : 9th FebruaryEssex | Ideas sought on the future of Loughton Libraryhttp://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11781111.Ideas_sought_on_future_of_library/Jackie Morris : 8th FebruaryFighting TalkJackie Morris is…

Library News Round-up: 7 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th FebruaryNumber of library visitors falls by 40 million in four years as austerity measures force closures According to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Partyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/number-of-library-visitors-falls-by-40-million-in-four-years-as-austerity-measures-force-closures-10029860.htmlNationalLibrariesDay.org : 7th FebruaryCathy Cassidy | Libraries belong to usThere is…

Library News Round-up: 6 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th FebruaryNational digital library network gets £30k fundinghttp://thebookseller.com/news/national-digital-library-network-gets-30k-fundingTHE GUARDIAN : 6th FebruaryGo digital by all means, but don’t bring the venture capitalists in to do it http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/06/go-digital-by-all-means-but-dont-bring-the-venture-capitalists-in-to-do-itArts Council England : 6th FebruaryTravels in My TardisTo mark National Libraries…

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: 31 January 2015

BBC News : 30th January ‘Too many Welsh libraries closing’ warning says ex-National Library for Wales chief http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-31064924 BBC News : 31st January Seven Cardiff libraries under threat in council cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-31058915 Lincolnshire Echo : 31st January Politics: Audit report brought…

Library News Round-up: 30 January 2015

Get Bucks : 30th JanuaryBuckinghamshire libraries aim to be ‘heart of communities’If he was correctly quoted, this “Library Services Manager” makes some astonishing statements http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/buckinghamshire-libraries-aim-heart-communities-8548335Wirral Globe : 30th JanuaryCouncil leader blasts ministers in row over Wirral library cutshttp://m.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11761614.Council_leader_blasts_ministers_in_row_over_Wirral_library_cuts/Brixton Buzz : 30th JanuaryLambeth Council…

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: 22 January 2015

Manchester Evening News : 22nd JanuaryLibrary visitor numbers plunge as cuts force drastic reduction in opening hours Seven Manchester libraries have seen visitor numbers plummet by as much as 90per cent since funding cuts led to them beingrun by volunteers with drastically…