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Library News Round-up: 26 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th FebruaryLambeth in line for library closureshttp://thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-line-library-closuresLondon Evening Standard : 26th FebruaryRosamund Urwin:| Our libraries and parks should never be under threathttp://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/rosamund-urwin-our-libraries-and-parks-should-never-be-under-threat-10071831.html Friends of Lambeth Libraries : 26th FebruaryStatement | Lambeth Libraries in perilhttps://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/lambeth-libraries-in-peril/Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 26th FebruaryNEW PAGE dedicated…

Library News Round-up: 15 January 2015

Lincolnshire | Urgent News – The Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://us3.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=a40ebd566abc6427e8927e380&id=7f012c75c0THE INDEPENDENT : 15th JanuaryIt’s more than just sentiment that makes the loss of Britain’s libraries so deeply troublinghttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-more-than-just-sentiment-that-makes-the-loss-of-britain-libraries-so-deeply-troubling-9979843.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 15th January‘Eighteen months to implement Sieghart’, says library task force chair Paul…

Library News Round-up: 5 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th NovemberSieghart ‘frightened’ for future of ‘dysfunctionally run’ library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-blasts-dysfunctional-running-library-serviceParliament | CMS Committee : 5th NovemberWork of Arts Council Englandhttp://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmcumeds/279/27902.htmWigan Today : 4th NovemberCouncil reclaims public buildingsRunning of Wigan’s libraries, museums and archives have moved over to…

Library News Round-up: 29 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th OctoberSupport for campaign tackling ‘time bomb’ of low literacyhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11194637/Support-for-campaign-tackling-time-bomb-of-low-literacy.htmlLocal Government Lawyer : 29th OctoberHaringey Council Tax Benefit consultation unlawful, Supreme Court rules http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20599:haringey-council-tax-benefit-consultation-unlawful-supreme-court-rules-&catid=59&Itemid=27 Telegraph & Argus : 29th OctoberCampaigners welcome promise of full consultation on plans to close libraries…

Library News Round-up: 18 October 2014

The Argus : 18th OctoberLetter | Leave children’s library services aloneBrighton & Hovehttp://www.theargus.co.uk/opinion/soapbox/11543407.Leave_children_s_library_services_alone/ Spalding Guardian : 18th OctoberLibrary is its own 40-year success storyhttp://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/lbrary-is-its-own-40-year-success-story-1-6365244Brighouse Echo : 18th October Calderdale | Future of Brighouse buildings in doubt after proposals revealedasset disposal programmehttp://www.brighouseecho.co.uk/news/local/future-of-brighouse-buildings-in-doubt-after-proposals-are-revealed-1-6901510 Barry & District News : 17th…

Library News Round-up: 16 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th OctoberMauger to leave CILIPhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/mauger-leave-cilipLeicester Mercury : 16th October Letter writer has concerns over future of the library service A commendable letter| http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Letter-writer-concerns-future-library-service/story-23202391-detail/story.html Yorkshire Evening Post : 16th OctoberLeeds: Cutting of hours ‘key to survival of libraries’http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/leeds-cutting-of-hours-key-to-survival-of-libraries-1-6898621BBC…

Libraries News Round up: 7 October 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th OctoberHave we fallen out of love with e-readers? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/have-we-fallen-out-of-love-with-ereaders-9778559.html Teesdale Mercury : 7th OctoberDurham | Less choice on offer at ‘invisible’ Barnard Castle libraryhalf the books gone + other shocking detailhttp://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/2014/less-choice-on-offer-at-invisible-barnard-castle-libraryRuncorn & Widnes World : 7th OctoberMobile library service faces…

Libraries News Round up: 1 October 2014

BBC News : 1st OctoberSecond library consultation starts after High Court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29438362Save Lincs Libraries : 1st October Dear Nick Worth, about that library proposal from Mrs Palmer…http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/10/01/dear-nickworth-about-that-library-proposal-from-mrs-palmer/Public Libraries News : 30th SeptemberEditorial | Sheffield takes last step, Lincolnshire does it again … while…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2014

Lincolnshire CC Full Council meets tomorrow Sept 26th - Libraries are on the Agenda Watch the live webcast from 10:30am http://bit.ly/YbHBU9  or track on Twitter, using hashtag #lincslive ITV News : 25th September Future of Liverpool’s libraries discussed http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-09-25/future-of-liverpools-libraries-discussed/ Hertfordshire Mercury : 25th September Technology to…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 27th AugustLetters | The evolving role of libraries in the digital age in response to The Guardian View on the Loss of Public Libraries http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/27/evolving-role-libraries-digital-age Mirfield Reporter : 27th AugustLetter | Kirklees library plan leaves me in total disbelief!http://www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk/news/your-letters/kirklees-library-plan-leaves-me-in-total-disbelief-1-6807155Express & Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2014

Southend Standard : 22nd AugustVictory in library cuts battleThe future of Southend’s libraries looks secure after plans emerged to keep at least one paid member of staff in each one. http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/11426372.Victory_in_library_cuts_battle/Express & Echo : 22nd August Union warns Devon County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 August 2014

Law Gazette : 4th AugustLocalism Act complicates service consultationhttp://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/legal-updates/consulting-on-library-cuts/5042490.articleBatley News : 4th AugustA good deed for Kirklees librariesKirklees Council will not be able to close down Cleckheaton Library due to details written into its deed, a concerned user has claimed.http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/a-good-deed-for-kirklees-libraries-1-6763780Tamworth…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 July 2014

Tom Roper’s Weblog : 15th JulyFarewell to CILIP Councilhttp://www.roper.org.uk/tr/2014/07/farewell-to-cilip-council.html THE GUARDIAN : 15th July Scores of authors lobby government to act on school libraries http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/15/authors-lobby-government-school-libraries-malorie-blackman THE GUARDIAN : 15th July Scrutinise schools on library provision http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jul/15/scrutinise-schools-on-library-provision Ilford Recorder : 15th…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July 2014

To everyone : There’s a Thunderclap for Lincolnshire Libraries here > Please join in! https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/13483-can-you-savelibraries-today?locale=en BookBrunch: 4th July Impassioned Sieghart is star turn at PLS annual meeting http://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/article_free.asp?pid=impassioned_sieghart_is_star_turn_at_pls_annual_meeting  Leon’s Library Blog : 4th July The insidious phrase http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/07/04/the-insidious-phrase/ Alan Gibbons Blog…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June 2014

BBC One Midlands : 29th June On iPlayer : BBC Sunday Politics Show  Libraries > @ 47.12 mins in – & continues with Alan Gibbons’s interview @ 50.15 mins in http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b046v7xb/sunday-politics-west-midlands-29062014 … CLIK : 29th June Campaigning for Libraries in Kent new  …. They are…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 June 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 27th June Save libraries by putting them in the pub, says the man tasked by Government to save them http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/save-libraries-by-putting-them-in-the-pub-says-the-man-tasked-by-government-to-save-them-9569208.html Public Libraries News : 26th June Editorial | Sieghart plans out our future: plus strike action and volunteers walking…