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Libraries News Round-up: 22nd February 2014

Sheffield Telegraph : 22nd February Sheffield library cuts are ‘a real kick in the teeth’ (says Nick Clegg) http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/sheffield-library-cuts-are-a-real-kick-in-the-teeth-1-6455494 The Star : 22nd February Letter | Sheffield | Will future of libraries be scrutinised by panel? http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letters-will-future-of-libraries-be-scrutinised-by-panel-1-6455511 Newbury Today : 22nd February Hampshire | Save Kingsclere library…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st February 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 21st February Public libraries and economic impact Informative http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/public-libraries-and-economic-impact.html  Daily Record : 21st February Dumfries & Galloway | Library plans go out to public again http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/library-plans-go-out-public-3165487 Journalist’s Resources : 21st February USA | Costs of and Benefits resulting from public…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th February 2014

BBC News : 20th February Hampshire mobile library services face cutbacks  The consultation also includes changes to how libraries in Grayshott, Kingsclere and Milford on Sea are run. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-26269581 Cambridge News : 20th February £3m for two new libraries in…

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: 18th February 2014

BBC News : 18th February Lincolnshire county council’s libraries changes ‘unlawful’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-26242117 THE BOOKSELLER : 18th February DCMS consults on closing library advisory body http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-consults-closing-library-advisory-body.html Public Libraries News : 17th February Editorial | Goodbye Advisory Council on Libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/goodbye-advisory-council-on-libraries.html Public Libraries News…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th February 2014

How to submit ‘Evidence’ to the Sieghart Review   https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/public-libraries-what-do-you-think Gov.uk : 17th February Proposed Abolition of the Advisory Council on Libraries https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/proposed-abolition-of-the-advisory-council-on-libraries The Library Campaign : 17th February Self-serve in libraries – a library worker’s experience http://www.librarycampaign.com/self-serve-in-libraries-a-library-workers-experience/ Save Lincolnshire Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th February 2014

Louth Leader : 14th February Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaigners express their support for library staff http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/save-lincolnshire-libraries-campaigners-express-their-support-1-5878123 BBC News : 14th February Dumfries & Galloway | Wigtown campaigners fight cut in book town library hours From April, opening hours are set to go…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th February Page: ‘new library review will bring real change’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/page-new-library-review-will-bring-real-change.html BBC Radio Lincolnshire : 12th February Row over future of Caistor library Council trying to hive this library off to volunteers despite a contract that has…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Lincolnshire library campaigners file for judicial review http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-file-judicial-review.html BBC News : 11th February Lincolnshire group challenges council’s library change A campaign group is going to the High Court to challenge a move by Lincolnshire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th February 2014

Kent Online : 10th February Minister Ed Vaizey picks Deal library as the place to be on National Library Day Mr Vaizey said: “It is important libraries remain relevant.” http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/minister-comes-to-deal-for-12558/ THE BOOKSELLER : 10th February Blog | Get stuck in - by Desmond…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th February 2014

The Magic of Libraries - Video for National Libraries Day http://vimeo.com/85812331 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd February Journal articles made free to public libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/journal-articles-made-free-public-libraries.html THE BOOKSELLER : 4th February HC UK makes all e-books available for library loan Good EReader reported…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd February 2014

Southend Standard : 2nd February 100 volunteers say they’ll run Southend’s libraries http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/echo/10979155.100_volunteers_say_they_ll_run_Southend_s_libraries/?ref=nt Louth Eye : 1st February Lincolnshire | Evidence Of Shocking Cluelessness At LCC http://www.loutheye.co.uk/01-02-14-evidence-of-shocking-cluelessness-at-lcc.php Spalding Guardian : 2nd February The Deepings | Council drew up ‘secret’ library plan “There may be…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st February 2014

BBC News : 1st February Birmingham Library website ‘cost more than £1m’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-25999701 Local Government Lawyer : 29th January Standards watchdog to review risks from new models of service delivery http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17105%3Astandards-watchdog-to-review-risks-from-new-models-of-service-delivery&catid=59&Itemid=27 BBC News : 1st February Volunteers offer to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 31th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Books on Prescription scheme sees loans rise  More than 100,000 people have made use of the Books on Prescription scheme since it launched in public libraries last summer. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/books-prescription-scheme-sees-loans-rise.html Luton Today : 31st January Article…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 28th January Editorial | To claim that paid staff can in any way give a better service is ridiculous” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/to-claim-that-paid-staff-can-in-any-way-give-a-better-service-is-ridiculous.html LocalGov : 29th January Councils paying over the odds for IT equipment, survey finds http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-paying-over-the-odds-for-IT-equipment-survey-finds/35492 Locality.org : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th January 2014

Voices for the Library : 28th January Data protection and volunteer-led libraries http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/01/data-protection-and-volunteer-led-libraries/ Swindon Advertiser : 28th January Letter | Valuable volunteers As the manager of the Walcot Community Shop I would like to correct the references Sherry Waldon made about the shop and…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 27th January Birmingham faces £2m library cuts Libraries across Birmingham face closure as the city looks to slash £2m from its library budget, with even the flagship Library of Birmingham facing heavy cuts. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-faces-%C2%A32m-library-cuts.html THE BOOKSELLER :…

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…