Tag: closure

Libraries News Round-up: 11 May 2014

THE OBSERVER : 11th May LGA report warns that closure of public services (e.g. libraries) “likely to intensify” http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/11/public-service-cuts-deepen-councils-savings  Public Libraries News : 11th May Editorial | Wrap-around dare centres: the public library’s unique possible future http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/05/wrap-around-dare-centres-the-public-librarys-unique-possible-future.html

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd March 2014

Booktrade Info : 3rd March Press Release | Public Library E-lending Pilots Launched Today  http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/52617 Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd March An open Letter to Mr Ed Vaizey MP re Lincolnshire Libraries http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/03/03/an-open-letter-to-mr-ed-vaizey-mp-re-lincolnshire-libraries/ Library Journal : 3rd March The Closing of British…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February ACE to research libraries’ economic contribution  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-research-libraries-economic-contribution.html The Star : 19th February Fate of Sheffield’s libraries sealed Cabinet members gave plans to cut public funding and axe staff at 15 of its 28 libraries the…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 26th January Editorial | UK children’s libraries could do better http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/uk-childrens-libraries-could-do-better.html Basingstoke Gazette : 25th January Hampshire | Future uncertain for Kingsclere library “I am optimistic that we will be able to reach an agreement with the local community.  We…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th December Petitions against Sheffield library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/petitions-against-sheffield-library-closures.html Yorkshire Post : 30th December Sheffield | 5,000 oppose library closure plans http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/politics/5-000-oppose-library-closure-plans-1-6341930 Henley Standard : 30th December Sonning Common | Library’s future secured but part-time staff to go http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1397754

Libraries News Round-up: 19th December 2013

Get West London : 19th December Harrow | ‘Positive future’ no more as library management company in consultation with staff over redundancies  http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/incoming/positive-future-no-more-library-6432962 The Star : 19th December Funding promise for Sheffield library facing closure http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/funding-promise-for-sheffield-library-facing-closure-1-6325942 Crosby Herald : 19th December Sefton | Carnegie…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd December 2013

Harrogate News : 2nd December Arts Council awards £100,000 to put artists into county libraries http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2013/12/02/arts-council-awards-100000-put-artists-county-libraries/ Spalding Guardian : 2nd December Library closures expected to be rubber stamped http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/library-closures-expected-to-be-rubber-stamped-1-5722539 THE GUARDIAN l 1st December The Library: A World History by…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th July 2013

They Work For You : 18th July Written Answer – Q Public Libraries | The minimum statutory requirement http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-07-18a.162017.h&s=speaker%3A11905#g162017.r0 THE GUARDIAN | Culture Professionals Network : 18th July Arts Council England’s annual review – what’s your verdict? As culture professionals, we…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Liverpool Echo : 14th May Liverpool’s revamped Central Library is a cathedral of knowledge (Video)…