Tag: Carnegie Library

Libraries News Round-up: 8 July 2016

  Swindon Advertiser : 8th July Let’s create innovative library service says Leader, David  Renard http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14605222.Let_s_create_innovative_library_service__says_David_Renard/   Blackpool Gazette : 8th July Letter | LIBRARIES – Politicians should be careful with our cash from UKIP candidate http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-july-8-2016-1-8004565   Brixton Blog : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th April Saving libraries from cuts is crucial, say UK readers in survey http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/13/saving-libraries-from-cuts-is-crucial-say-uk-readers-in-survey BBC News : 13th April Dorset school library service scrapped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36036354 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1416 Library News | Hove’s Carnegie Library Available in newsagents…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th April Government intervention in Lambeth libraries confirmed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervention-lambeth-libraries-confirmed-326169 THE BOOKSELLER: 11th April The Carnegie lesson http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/carnegie-lesson-326148 Leicester Mercury : 12th April Deals could be struck to save three more of the (36) closure-threatened Leicestershire libraries http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Deals-struck-save-closure-threatened/story-29095623-detail/story.html

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th April Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/11/government-to-investigate-lambeths-library-plans BBC News : 11th April Government seeks answers over Carnegie Library closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36017224  Brixton Buzz : 11th April Government Minister considers formal inquiry into Lambeth Council’s book-ish gyms…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 April 2016

BBC News : 9th April Protesters end Carnegie Library occupation and hold rally http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36005307 Brixton Buzz : 9th April Thousands march in library protest lots of superb photographs http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-protest/36853 Socialist Worker : 9th April 2,000 march to support Carnegie library…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th April Why we’ll continue our fight to save Lambeth’s Carnegie Library http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/apr/08/why-we-continue-our-fight-to-save-lambeth-carnegie-library THE GUARDIAN : 8th April If it weren’t for tax havens, Lambeth might be able to afford its libraries http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/apr/08/tax-havens-lambeth-libraries-cuts-panama-papers Socialist Worker : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 7th April Editorial | The other 11% are misinformed:  89% say public libraries are crucial http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/the-other-11-are-misinformed-89-say-public-libraries-are-crucial.html Doughty Street Chambers : 6th April High Court quashes decision to close Shropshire Library http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/high-court-quashes-decision-to-close-shropshire-library THE BOOKSELLER : 7th April Teachers’ union…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April 2016

Newbury Today : 6th April West Berkshire | Were council’s library closure proposals legal? http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17786/Were-council-s-library-closure-proposals.html BBC News : 6th April Education | Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35940002 DAILY MIRROR : 6th April Teachers call for Ofsted to check school libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th April Carnegie Library protestors handed court order  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carneige-protestors-slammed-court-order-325683 Socialist Worker : 5th April Carnegie Library sit-in to stop cuts rocks Labour councillors in Lambeth https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42493/Carnegie+Library+sit-in+to+stop+cuts+rocks+Labour+councillors+in+Lambeth Yorkshire Post : 5th April Letter | Volunteers are no substitute for library…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2016

LGA : 4th April Councils defend ‘difficult’ service spending cuts http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-defend-difficult-service-spending-cuts/40612 LGA : 4th April Councils issuing thousands of ‘gagging orders’ suggest figures http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-issuing-thousands-of-gagging-orders-suggest-figures/40607 Brixton Buzz : 4th April Lambeth issues possession order as Carnegie Library campaigners stand firm on…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April 2016

BBC News : 3rd April Lambeth library occupation continues, supported by community donations of food and bedding http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35955378 DAILY MAIL : 3rd April Worth writing home about: Inside the most incredible libraries in Britain http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3513811/Worth-writing-home-Inside-incredible-libraries-Britain-Oxford-s-historic-reading-rooms-futuristic-wonder-Liverpool.html Chad.co.uk : 3rd April Nottinghamshire: Membership…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 April 2016

FT  Weekend : 2nd April page 4, national news Henry Mance, Political Editor:  Libraries on Borrowed Time as Volume of Cuts Grows Socialist Worker : 2nd April Carnegie library occupation deepens cracks in Lambeth’s austerity Labour Party https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42463/Carnegie+library+occupation+deepens+cracks+in+Lambeths+austerity+Labour+Party Brixton Buzz…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 1st April scroll down: Letter | Sarah Church – Chair, Save Swindon’s Libraries Don’t rely on library volunteers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/31/only-high-quality-steel-production-has-a-future-in-britain/ FINANCIAL TIMES : 1st April Locals protest as benchpresses replace books http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7018f0d4-f818-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html#axzz44akTjWwu THE BOOKSELLER : 1st Arpil Protestors refuse…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 31st March If librarians and steelworkers wanted state bail-outs they should have done something useful – like bankers http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/if-librarians-and-steelworkers-wanted-state-bail-outs-they-should-have-done-something-useful-like-a6962121.html THE GUARDIAN : 31st March Lambeth library plans condemned as ‘absolute shambles’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/31/lambeth-library-plans-london-budget-cuts-close ITV News : 31st March…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2016

Brixton Blog : 14th March New strike over library plans http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-strike-library-plans/36270 The Bookseller : 14th March Finland ranked most literate nation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/finland-most-literate-nation-324313 Brixton Blog : 14th March Carnegie library – the issues http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library/36290 Get West London : 14th March Boris…

Library News Round-up: 27 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 27th FebruaryEssential reading for those destroying our librarieshttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/lets-face-it-our-free-museums-subsidise-tourists-10069808.htmlPublic Finance : 27th FebruaryMayor of Liverpool | Our finances are flashing red: local government must be funded properlyhttp://opinion.publicfinance.co.uk/2015/02/our-finances-are-flashing-red-local-government-must-be-funded-properly/LGA : 27th FebruaryBromley staff balloted for strike action over ‘privatisation’ plans‘Unite is drawing…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th AugustLiverpool moves closer to library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/liverpool-moves-closer-library-closures.htmlA Sense of Place : 15th AugustLiverpool | Closing the librarieshttp://asenseofplaceblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/closing-the-libraries/Alan Gibbons Blog : 15th AugustLiverpool City Council to go ahead with eleven library closureshttp://alangibbons.net/2014/08/liverpool-city-council-to-go-ahead-with-eleven-library-closures/ Liverpool Echo : 15th AugustLiverpool Council to publicly consult…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd February 2014

BBC News : 3rd February Public libraries get online access to research journals The PLS says the move will “strengthen the position” of public libraries at a time when they are “under pressure”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25981183 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd February National…