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Libraries News Round-up: 7th April 2014

TOMORROW on Twitter >Lincs library campaigners will be live-blogging from Downing Street and Westminster under the hashtag #Lobby4Libraries BBC News : 7th April More than books: How libraries are branching out to pull people in http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26819241 ITV News : 7th April Consultation…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st March A school library is an equaliser Anna James is The Bookseller’s books and media editor http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/school-library-equaliser.html THE BOOKSELLER : 31st March North Yorks school library service to close School library services have closed across the…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th March 2014

ITV News : 28th March Children ‘pay price’ for austerity The Children’s Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, warns that the poorest families are being hit by welfare cuts and that children are affected by library closures … http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-03-28/children-pay-price-for-austerity/ Express &…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th March CILIP urges Cable to implement copyright reforms http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-cable-implement-copyright-reforms.html THE GUARDIAN : 26th March How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers  I’ve followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd March 2014

Financial Times : 23rd March Libraries lend themselves to new business creation http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/82c28574-b102-11e3-9f6f-00144feab7de.html#axzz2wn841vlD BBC News : 23rd March Full judicial review into Lincolnshire’s libraries’ plan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-26705177 Mid-Sussex Times : 23rd March Letter | You have made a big difference So – a…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd March 2014

The Journal : 22nd March Newcastle libraries open again with help of partners  Council leader Nick Forbes said:  “We’re starting to get requests from other parts of the country to look at what we are doing in partnership libraries.” http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-libraries-open-again-help-6863784…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th March 2014

Written Evidence to CMS Committee on ‘Work of The Arts Council England’  now published at this Inquiry Page link http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2010/work-of-the-arts-council-england/?type=Written#pnlPublicationFilter THE BOOKSELLER : 19th March Lincolnshire library campaigners get judicial review go-ahead http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-get-judicial-review-go-ahead.html  The Lincolnite : 19th March Judicial review…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 18th March M M Zadrozny | If libraries can’t make it here in New York, can they make it anywhere? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/save-the-new-york-public-library Express & Star : 18th March Reduced opening hours for Wolverhampton libraries revealed Bosses say the move avoids…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 17th March Bad news for books? The survival of libraries lies in positive promotion http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/mar/17/bad-news-books-survival-libraries?commentpage=1  Public Libraries News : 16th March Editorial | The Library Cuts Symphony http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/03/the-library-cuts-symphony.html BBC News : 17th March New Quay library in Ceredigion to…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th March 2014

BBC News : 10th March Wales | Your council, your money Libraries among the services “bearing the brunt” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26469795 BBC News : 10th March The closure of Rhydfelin library in Rhondda Cynon Taf is causing anger in the village http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26507899 Co-operative News…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th March 2014

Horncastle News : 8th March Letter | Lincolnshire County Councillors should give up their expenses http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-county-councillors-should-give-up-their-expenses-1-5919649 Stamford Mercury : 7th March Letter | ‘Out of touch’ over libraries plans Whatever happened to democracy in Lincolnshire ? If it is not already dead, it is…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 4th March How government can engage with citizens online – expert views http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/mar/04/public-service-reform-technology?CMP=twt_gu&commentpage=1 Go On UK : 24th February Go ON UK CEO demands greater Basic Online Skills investment http://www.go-on.co.uk/go-on-uk-ceo-demands-greater-basic-online-skills-investment/ Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th March Mutuals…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th February 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th February Editorial | Campaigners should not have to pay to protect libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/campaigners-should-not-have-to-pay-to-protect-libraries.html THE GUARDIAN : 28th February Privatisation helps west London libraries turn over new leaf http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/feb/28/privatisation-west-london-libraries?commentpage=1 Public Policy Exchange The Future of Local Libraries and…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th February 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 25th February Losing Britain’s libraries: The places where we discover books are imperiled like never before  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/losing-britains-libraries-the-places-where-we-discover-books-are-imperiled-like-never-before-9152768.html In Loughborough : 25th February Leicestershire | Future of libraries to be considered The county council proposes to encourage community groups to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th February Stark warnings of library ‘emergency’; hopes for new review http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stark-warnings-library-emergency-hopes-new-review.html Public Libraries News : 23rd February Editorial | Have even less of a say in the organisation you pay for http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/have-even-less-of-a-say-in-the-organisation-you-pay-for.html The Star : 24th February Doncaster | Meeting…