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Libraries News Round-up: 12th August 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th August ‘Spiral of decline’ for Anglesey’s libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/spiral-decline-angleseys-libraries.html Public Libraries News : 11th August Editorial | Go in poor, leave feeling rich http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/08/go-in-poor-leave-feeling-rich.html This Is Lincolnshire : 12th August Lincoln ‘save our libraries’ protest march date…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd August 2013

DAILY MAIL : 3rd August Librarian, 57, who stood up to a family of yobs was arrested and forced to wear ‘degrading’ hood by police Sussex, England http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2383863/Librarian-57-stood-family-yobs-arrested-forced-wear-degrading-hood-police.html Good Library Guide : 3rd August There are still taxpayers paying for…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st August 2013

CILIP : 1st August New name for library and information professional body proposed http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/new-name-library-and-information-professional-body-proposed CILIP : 31st July New name for library and information professional body proposed http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/new-name-library-and-information-professional-body-proposed Library Journal : 1st August Ian Clark | UK Report Recommends Author…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st July 2013

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 31st July Council defends decision to stock extremist books at Woolwich library http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10214547/Council-defends-decision-to-stock-extremist-books-Woolwich-library.html Booktrade Info : 31st July Irate UK librarians call for no confidence vote on Minister Vaizey http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/48680 Good Library Guide : 31st July Copyright-…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th July 2013

LocalGov : 29th July Croydon outsources library services The council has signed an eight-year contract with John Laing Integrated Services (JLIS). http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110572 DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July Judicial review process to be made tougher The Ministry of Justice is to…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th July 2013

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 24th July Children ‘too distracted by technology to listen to stories’ It has revamped its library and introduced a Jackanory-style “storytelling   space” to encourage teachers, librarians and visiting authors to read aloud   to young children. Miss Kelleher…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th July CILIP to debate ‘no confidence’ motion in Vaizey https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-debate-no-confidence-motion-vaizey.html Communitiesagainstthecuts.com : 25th July Library campaigners slam business influence on arrangements to run Library of Birmingham Library campaigners have criticised the unrepresentative composition of the proposed…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd July 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 23rd July Alan Wylie | New blog – Localism and Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/localism-and-libraries.html Horncastle News : 23rd July Campaigners ready to fight to save Lincolnshire’s libraries             http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/campaigners-ready-to-fight-to-save-lincolnshire-s-libraries-1-5312275 Southport Visitor : 23rd July Fate of some of Southport’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd July 2013

Fortune Magazine : 22nd July Amazon versus your public library http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/07/22/amazon-9/ Spalding Guardian : 22nd July Video | Protestors make voices heard at libraries consultation Coun Phil Dilks led the protest outside. He said: “We’re objecting to  the consultation being…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th July 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 17th July The austerity story: How Spain fell in love with books again as locals flood back to libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-austerity-story-how-spain-fell-in-love-withbooks-again-as-locals-flood-back-to-libraries-8714705.html Spalding Today : 17th July Community shows united front in fight for (Deepings) library http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/community-shows-united-front-in-fight-for-library-1-5289535 Socialist Party…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 7th July Editorial |Mail somehow uses library rebrand to link librarians with mass murderer including details of newspaper reports, blogs and social media coverage – CILIP rebranding http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/mail-somehow-uses-library-rebrand-to-link-librarians-with-mass-murderer.html The Times : 7th July Letter : “the…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th June 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 7th May Further reading: how to put libraries back at the heart of communities The Arts Council England explains how libraries can adapt to financial  challenges and to changes in the way we consume information http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2013/jun/07/libraries-adapt-changing-world Harrow…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th 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. BBC News : 18th May Campaigners protest against Herefordshire Council cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-22580529 Ledbury Reporter :…