Tag: community-run libraries

Libraries news round-up: 21 May 2018

The Times: 21 May Library offers playbook for communities taking control ‘The experience of volunteers in Kensal Rise has been repeated nationwide’ ‘Around the UK, communities are stepping in to shore up services. Their success depends upon their ability to…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2018

The Argus: 5 April Brighton & Hove | Disappointment as library changes are given go ahead http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16138894.Disappointment_as_library_changes_are_given_go_ahead/ Derby Telegraph: 5 April Petition launched over plans to make cuts at 20 Derbyshire libraries https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/mp-petition-oppose-library-cuts-1417524 Local Gov: 5 April Scotland | Councils…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February 2018

CILIP: 5 February 2018 Nicholas Serota Interview Arts Council England’s chair talks to Information Professional about entrepreneurialism in public libraries https://www.cilip.org.uk/page/nicholasserota Somerset Mercury: 7 February People urged to join fight against library closure Meeting to form campaign to fight the…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2016

Fife Today : 18th February Councillors vote to close 16 libraries in Fife http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillors-vote-to-close-16-libraries-in-fife-1-4034344 Argyllshire Advertiser : 19th February Librarians removed in budget cuts EVERY school librarian in Argyll and Bute will be made redundant …. http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/2016/02/19/librarians-removed-in-budget-cuts/ Librarians removed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Is this the final chapter for Swindon’s libraries as locals denounce 60% cuts? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/swindons-libraries-closures-60-per-cent-cuts THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Library campaigners descend on parliament to defend public funding http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/library-campaigners-descend-on-parliament-to-defend-public-funding THE BOOKSELLER : 9th February ‘National…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 28th January How the battle to save Lincolnshire’s libraries became a full-time job http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/28/battle-save-lincolnshire-libraries-full-time-job THE GUARDIAN : 28th January ‘Speak up before there’s nothing left’: authors rally for National Libraries Day http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/28/authors-rally-national-libraries-day-philip-ardagh-ann-cleeves THE BOOKSELLER : 28th January…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2015

Public Libraries News : 6th December Editorial | Vlogging and library data http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/12/vlogging-and-library-data.html Falkirk Herald : 6th December Call to save Falkirk libraries before it’s too late Cuts to Libraries “would amount to 29 per cent of the overall cuts”. http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/call-to-save-falkirk-libraries-before-it-s-too-late-1-3966584 Local…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 October 2015

Hinckley Times : 29th OctoberLeicestershire | Mobile library plan is mooted for Barwell Barwell had been progressing with a community take-over but the group had to pull out after failing to find ways to make the branch financially viable.http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/mobile-library-plan-mooted-barwell-10344247Oxford Times : 29th OctoberLibrary…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 October 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th OctoberThe Gordian Knot Volunteershttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/10/04/the-gordian-knot/ Barnet Eye : 4th OctoberGuest Blog | What all Barnet Tory Councillors should realise about libraries – By Barnet Librarian http://barneteye.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/guest-blog-what-all-barnet-tory.html Brixton Blog : 4th OctoberLambeth libraries to double up as gyms http://www.brixtonblog.com/lambeth-libraries-to-double-up-as-gyms/32976 Shropshire Star: 4th OctoberEllesmere library…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Library News Round-up: 17 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th SeptemberAre publishers really ‘hoodwinking’ academics? An anonymous library expert & anonymous publisher respondhttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/sep/17/are-publishers-really-hoodwinking-academics THE BOOKSELLER : 17th SeptemberOver 70 library staff take redundancy in Hampshire http://www.thebookseller.com/news/seventy-four-library-staff-take-redundancy-council-looks-save-millions-312814Portsmouth News : 16th SeptemberHampshire | Seventy four library workers take redundancy as council looks to save…

Library News Round-up: 16 September 2015

BBC News : 16th SeptemberNHS trust to take over 8 Staffordshire libraries The detail of how the eight libraries would be staffed has yet to be worked out, a trust spokesperson said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34262906 West Briton : 16th SeptemberCornwall | Public consultation launched over future of…

Library News Round-up: 6 September 2015

London SE1 : 5th SeptemberSouthwark | Old Kent Road’s public library to move to Aylesbury Estate site after 125-year history http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8433  Leicester Mercury : 6th SeptemberLeicestershire’s second ‘community partnership’ library set to open in Markfield this weekMarkfield is one of 36 libraries that…

Library News Round-up: 17 August 2015

THE TIMES :  17th AugustAli Smith joins fight over library closures An extract – the remainder behind ££Paywall http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article4529524.eceTHE BOOKSELLER : 17th August Smith warns library closures threat to ‘democracy of reading’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/smith-warns-closure-libraries-threat-democracy-reading-309319 Herald Scotland : 16th AugustAli Smith warns festival audience over…

Library News Round-up: 6 June 2015

BBC News : 5th JuneConsultation prompts North Yorkshire library staff rethinkLibraries in North Yorkshire will not be run entirely by volunteers after a public consultation revealed people were against the move.  The council said more than 17,000 took part in…

Library News Round-up: 19 May 2015

Yahoo News UK : 18th MayFirst lady: Libraries, museums are ‘necessities,’ not extrashttps://news.yahoo.com/first-lady-libraries-museums-necessities-not-extras-200516762–politics.html#NXLe8ZQBBC News : 19th May Flintshire | Deeside Leisure Centre library shake-up agreed 3 libraries will shuthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-32791373 Deeside.com : 19th MayFlintshire | Deeside leisure centre ‘Hub’ library gets the green light, Hawarden, Queensferry and Mancot…

Library News Round-up: 23 January 2015

CILIP Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group | Event Notes: Panel debate – Re-invigorating Our LibrariesHosted by the Libraries APPG on 14th January.  Chaired by Lord Tope, CBE.  The event considered the Sieghart Independent Library Report for England.   http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Reinvigorating%20our%20libraries%20Sieghart%20APPG%20panel%20notes%2014%20January%202015.pdfCivil Society : 23rd JanuaryBig Lottery Fund awards…