Tag: Coventry City Council

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May 2018

Coventry Observer: 2 May Earlsdon Library under threat as board pulls out of formal takeover over council funding concerns https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/earlsdon-library-under-threat-as-board-pulls-out-of-formal-takeover-over-council-funding-concerns/ .  Somerset Live: 2 May Somerset libraries could be forced to share staff as council consults on their futures https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/somerset-libraries-could-forced-share-1522817 …

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2018

Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Popular neighbourhood library at risk of closure – again https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-library-coventry-closing-14593614 Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Council ‘exploring options’ to save at-risk library https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/council-exploring-options-save-risk-14600578 The Cornish Times: 1 May Library in Cornwall could be transferred for just £1 http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115851 Watford…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Libraries Taskforce ‘Ambition’ report lacks detail on numbers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-ambition-report-lacks-detail-on-numbers-325162 THE GUARDIAN : 24th March Libraries are too important to leave to councils: it’s time to ringfence their funds http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/24/libraries-councils-ringfence-funding-budgets THE GUARDIAN : 24th March The…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February 2016

DCMS : 16th February Letter | from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to Lord Collins of Highbury http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2016-0146/Letter_to_L._Collins_of_Highbury_16.02.16.pdf ITV News : 23rd February Libraries in Reading face Government cuts http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-02-23/libraries-in-reading-face-government-cuts/ Telegraph & Argus : 23rd February Bradford | Amended Council budget proposals could bring better…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th February CILIP demands national library strategy for England http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-creation-national-strategy-english-libraries-322866 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1412 | Library News (p.35) West Berkshire Available in newsagents Society of Authors : 17th February Libraries http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/libraries Public Technology : 17th February…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 February 2016

Coventry Telegraph : 16th February Coventry council library cuts consultation branded a ‘sham’ Original plans left “barely altered” despite feedback from thousands of residents http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-council-library-cuts-consultation-10898404 Swindon Advertiser : 16th February Volunteer library operator says model can work http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14280684.Volunteer_library_operator_says_model_can_work/

Libraries News Round-up: 11 February 2016

Lancaster Guardian : 11th February House of Lords challenge to Lancashire’s library cuts http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/house-of-lords-challenge-to-lancashire-s-library-cuts-1-7726909 bDaily Business News : 11th February Stockton | UK’s first library–based building society branch looks to land in Yarm https://bdaily.co.uk/finance/11-02-2016/uks-first-library-based-building-society-branch-looks-to-land-in-yarm/ Coventry Telegraph : 11th February Coventry council pressing on with…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2015

BBC News : 27th November Scotland | Library book expenditure in decline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34919430 THE BOOKSELLER : 27th November Libraries Taskforce gets funding until 2020 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-gets-funding-until-2016-317434 The Stage : 27th November Arts cuts will still be ‘hugely damaging’, warns Dugher https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/arts-cuts-will-still-be-hugely-damaging-warns-dugher/ Salisbury Journal…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th November Plan for privately-run Devon libraries passed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plans-privately-owned-libraries-devon-passed-316560 BBC News : 16th November Lancashire County Council plans job cuts and library closures Proposals include reducing the county council’s library network from 74 libraries to 34 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-34836499…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th November CILIP warns Cameron on cuts ahead of Autumn Statement http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-warns-cameron-on-cuts-ahead-autumn-statement-316522 In The Bay : 13th November Massive cuts to services by Lancashire County Council  Total library cuts rising to £4.1m http://www.inthebay.co.uk/Massive-cuts-to-services-by-Lancashire-County-Council-74aad985-89e6-4633-9a73-526703c122f3-ds Beverley Guardian : 13th…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

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: 11 March 2015

Joseph Rowntree Foundation : March 2015Report | Cost of the cuts: the impact on local government and poorer communitiesMultiple references to Libraries, plus a specific section (p.57) : ‘Libraries and Leisure’ http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/CostofCuts-Full.pdfTHE GUARDIAN : 11th MarchFinchley: few seats can boast such stark differences…

Library News Round-up: 23 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd FebruaryCoates: ‘Too much library money going on council overheads’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-too-much-library-money-council-overheadsThe Rotarian : March 2015 issueA salute to society’s most successful civic institutionhttp://therotarianmagazine.com/in-praise-of-libraries/#comment-14459Local Government Chronicle : 23rd FebruaryBarking & Dagenham | Non-profit trust to deliver vast array of London borough’s…

Library News Round-up: 18 February 2015

PRIVATE EYE | Library News  SCL ‘internships’ (p.29) Issue No. 1386 – Now in newsagentsTHE BOOKSELLER : 18th FebruaryOver half Staffs libraries to be volunteer-run Alan Gibbons quoted http://thebookseller.com/news/over-half-staffs-libraries-be-volunteer-runCoventry Telegraph : 18th FebruaryEvery Coventry library to remain open for another year http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/every-coventry-library-remain-open-8672897Hertfordshire Mercury :…

Library News Round-up: 17 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th FebruaryCreativity and culture not open to all, Warwick Commission review finds Direct spend on arts, culture, museums and libraries, the report notes, is about 0.3% of the total public spend.http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/feb/17/creativity-and-culture-not-open-to-all-review-finds Warwick Commission | Report into culture, creativity…

Library News Round-up: 30 January 2015

Get Bucks : 30th JanuaryBuckinghamshire libraries aim to be ‘heart of communities’If he was correctly quoted, this “Library Services Manager” makes some astonishing statements http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/buckinghamshire-libraries-aim-heart-communities-8548335Wirral Globe : 30th JanuaryCouncil leader blasts ministers in row over Wirral library cutshttp://m.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11761614.Council_leader_blasts_ministers_in_row_over_Wirral_library_cuts/Brixton Buzz : 30th JanuaryLambeth Council…

Library News Round-up: 16 January 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 15th JanuaryBrent, Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent & a fish riding a bicycle!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-peterborough-stoke-on-trent-fish.html Redditch Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html Droitwich Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Library axe will cut off villagers, says councillorControversial changes to Worcestershire’s mobile library come…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 24th SeptemberSteal some ideas from the USA, why don’t you?http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/steal-some-ideas-from-the-usa-why-dont-you.htmlKnight Foundation Knight News Challenge Numerous innovative ideas for public libraries are featured.  Challenge closes on 30th Sept. https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/libraries/submissions/BBC News : 24th SeptemberPrison book restriction ‘harms studying’The Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET)…