Tag: Coventry libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Swindon set to close 11 of its 15 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/12/swindon-set-to-close-11-of-its-15-libraries THE BOOKSELLER : 12th July Swindon Council urged to rethink ‘severe’ library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-slams-swindon-councils-plans-close-11-libraries-352071 Coventry Telegraph : 12th JulyDozens of protesters campaign about library cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th July Wrexham Council scraps plans to outsource libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/council-scraps-plans-outsource-wrexham-libraries-trust-351206 Get Reading : 11th JulyBracknell budget: £6 million cuts likely “We have a statutory obligation to run a library service, but what is a statutory library service? Is…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 July 2016

  Swindon Advertiser : 8th July Let’s create innovative library service says Leader, David  Renard http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14605222.Let_s_create_innovative_library_service__says_David_Renard/   Blackpool Gazette : 8th July Letter | LIBRARIES – Politicians should be careful with our cash from UKIP candidate http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-july-8-2016-1-8004565   Brixton Blog : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July 2016

ITV News : 7th July Campaign as Swindon Council plans to cut 75% of its libraries http://www.itv.com/news/west/2016-07-07/campaign-as-council-plans-to-cut-75-of-its-libraries/ THE BOOKSELLER : 7th July Fresh plans to cut 22 more libraries across England emerge http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-threatened-closure-343646 This Is Wiltshire : 6th July Swindon…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 July 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 6th July Council to cut 11 out of 15 libraries within next 12 months http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14599527.Council_to_close_11_out_of_15_libraries_within_next_12_months/ BBC News : 6th July Protests over closure plans for Coventry libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-36721629 Coventry Telegraph : 5th July Several libraries could close if community groups cannot be…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July 2016

Public Libraries News: 5th July Editorial | The Big Friendly Success: Here comes the Summer Reading Challenge 2016 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/07/the-big-friendly-success-here-comes-the-summer-reading-challenge-2016.html Coventry Observer : 5th July 10 libraries + kids centres and youth clubs face Coventry council cuts axe http://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/10-libraries-kids-centres-youth-clubs-face-coventry-council-cuts-axe/ Morning Star : 5th…

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: 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: 22 January 2016

Leon’s Library Blog: 22nd January The DCMS or LGA says jump, the SCL asks ‘how high?’ http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/22/how-high/ The Library Campaign: 22nd January Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Swindon Council http://www.librarycampaign.com/submission-from-royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-to-swindon-council/ Torquay Herald Express: 22nd January Totnes…

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: 26 November 2015

Libraries Taskforce : 26th November Blog – Kathy Settle | Our first six months https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/11/26/our-first-six-months/ Libraries Taskforce: six month progress report April – September 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leadership-for-libraries-taskforce-six-month-progress-report-april-september-2015 Brixton Blog : 26th November Gym-trification: Lambeth’s dodgy scheme to turn libraries into gyms parodied in Private…

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: 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: 5 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th JuneRemote e-lending hits bookshop and library footfallhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/remote-e-lending-hits-bookshop-and-library-footfallHarrow Times : 5th JuneCulture Minister Ed Vaizey pledges to review library closures in Harrowhttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/13316456.Library_closures_to_go_under_review__says_culture_minister/ Coventry Telegraph : 5th JuneLetter – Christopher Sidwell | ‘How much does Coventry council value libraries?’http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/how-much-coventry-council-value-9400547SCL : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 24 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th AprilWBN authors defend libraries and teachers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wbn-authors-defend-libraries-and-teachers Coventry Observer : 24th AprilElection hopefuls called on to pledge support for Coventry librarieshttp://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/04/24/news-Election-hopefuls-called-on-to-pledge-support-for-Coventry-libraries-132414.html Birmingham Mail : 23rd AprilTrojan horse one year onBirmingham Education Partnership will  “lean on the council to boost…

Library News Round-up: 23 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd MarchDesmond Clarke | Blog: The public side of public librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/public-side-public-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd MarchDamned if we do…http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/22/damned-if-we-do/ Bristol Post : 23rd MarchLetter | Take on young as trainees in librarieshttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/young-trainees-libraries/story-26213251-detail/story.htmlLincolnshire Echo : 23rd MarchInternal Audit of the Libraries Project to…

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: 4 March 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th MarchLabour and libraries: the shape of things to comehttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/04/labour-and-libraries-the-shape-of-things-to-come/ Hansard : 3rd MarchPublic Libraries: Written question – 225619http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-02-26/225619/ On You Tube : 3rd MarchBBC Radio Coventry Alan Gibbons Interview – Coventry Libraries Campaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjQODi5k0g&feature=youtu.beStoke Sentinel : 4th MarchDo…