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Libraries News Round-up: 22 June 2014

Loughborough Echo : 22nd June Libraries petitions amid closure fears Concerns have been voiced that volunteers will not be found and both village libraries will close. http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/rothley-mountsorrel-library-petitions-launched-7289500 Local Government Lawyer : 19th June Address Seven Principles of Public Life in…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 June 2014

Crowdfunder The National Public Library Festival celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Public Libraries Act http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/National-Public-Libraries-Festival The Echo : 11th June Libraries closure plans are on hold Controversial plans to shut libraries or staff them with volunteers have been…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th June Labour’s Goodman warns on library volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/labours-goodman-warns-library-volunteers.html SCL Annual Report 2013/14 http://www.goscl.com/wp-content/uploads/SCL-ANNUAL-REPORT-2013-14-final1.pdf Welsh public libraries review  Call for evidence http://wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/museumsarchiveslibraries/cymal/libraries/public-libraries-review/?skip=1&lang=en DAILY TELEGRAPH : 9th June Lynne Truss | Is there still hope for public libraries?  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10875869/Is-there-still-hope-for-public-libraries.html Bromsgrove…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 June 2014

BBC News : 1st June Save Lincolnshire Libraries establishes fighting fund http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-27655027 Herts & Essex Observer : 1st June Essex | £1m new fund to support voluntary groups & projects aimed at strengthening community-led activityhttp://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/News/Uttlesford/New-fund-to-support-Essex-charities-receives-1m-boost-20140601173005.htm Wales Online : 1st June Angry protesters…

Libraries News Round- up: 20 May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th May SoA lobbies Harman on school libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/soa-lobbies-harman-school-libraries.html BBC News : 20th May Oxfordshire libraries ‘face struggle to find volunteers’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-27470736 Leon’s Library Blog : 20th May Are Community Managed Libraries Effective? Research by Mike Cavanagh, Head…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 May 2014

ALMA-UK : 14th April ALMA-UK announces publication of new research on the Economic Value of Libraries and launch of the Economic Value of Libraries Toolkit http://almauk.org/2014/05/14/alma-uk-announces-publication-of-new-research-on-the-economic-value-of-libraries-and-launch-of-the-economic-value-of-libraries-toolkit/ Public Net : 14th May Universal Credit: Trials to support vulnerable claimants to start…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th May 2014

South Wales Evening Post : 8th May Resolven Library users wave farewell to librarians – before volunteers move in to take over http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Resolven-Library-users-wave-farewell-librarians/story-21074735-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 7th May Lincs libraries: Over 100 library staff wanted redundancy rather than county council…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th April 2014

Lincolnshire Echo : 28th April Lincolnshire libraries closure delayed until High Court hearing result http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-closure-delayed-High-Court/story-21024322-detail/story.html The Star : 27th April Closed Doncaster village libraries to be auctioned http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/closed-doncaster-village-libraries-to-be-auctioned-1-6582617 Scarborough News : 28th April North Yorkshire | Parish council steps in to help…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th April 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 26th April Public Libraries UK Plc or the ACE/Locality report on ‘enterprising libraries’ http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/public-libraries-uk-plc-or-acelocality.html Locality : March 2014 Enabling Enterprise in Libraries Prepared by Locality, commissioned by ACE http://locality.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Locality-Enabling-Enterprise-in-Libraries.pdf

Libraries News Round-up: 21st April 2014

Reading for London : 16th April Guest post: Library campaigner Alan Wylie http://readingforlondon.com/2014/04/16/guest-post-library-campaigner-alan-wylie/ News North Wales : 21st April Radnorshire | Go-ahead for new library http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/133016/go-ahead-for-new-library.aspx Peterborough Telegraph : 20th April Volunteers step up campaign to keep Deepings Library running “Most of us…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th April 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 16th April Good for Goodman? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/04/16/good-for-goodman/ Express & Star : 16th April Sandwell | Libraries face job cuts in restructure The council already shaved £300,000 off its library budget in 2013/14 and cut a further £880,000 in the two…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th April 2014

This Is Local London : 12th April Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand  http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11145261.Greenwich_libraries_extend_opening_hours_following_public_demand/ Get Hampshire : 12th April Library staff jobs under threat in council bid to save money http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/library-staff-hampshire-face-job-6981339 Maidenhead Advertiser : 12th April Royal Borough…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th April 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th April 346 staff cut from London libraries since 2011/12 http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/346-staff-cut-from-london-libraries.html  Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April Sir Edward Leigh MP tells Lincolnshire CC to think again over closures http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Sir-Edward-Leigh-tells/story-20948722-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April County council…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th April 2014

Michael Rosen : 9th April Open letter to Sajid Javid, the new Culture Minister  Perhaps you know about the terrible crisis we have in libraries, depriving people of access to knowledge and culture. http://michaelrosenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/open-letter-to-sajid-javid-new-culture.html?spref=tw&m=1 ITV News : 9th April Lincolnshire…