Tag Archive for Croydon Council

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd March Authors to receive payouts following PLR miscalculation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-payout-264k-following-calculation-error-325139 THE GUARDIAN : 22nd March Thousands of UK authors to get extra library payments after accounting error is discovered http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/22/thousands-uk-authors-library-payments-error Croydon Advertiser: 22nd March Councillors promise no…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2016

Brixton Blog : 14th March New strike over library plans http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-strike-library-plans/36270 The Bookseller : 14th March Finland ranked most literate nation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/finland-most-literate-nation-324313 Brixton Blog : 14th March Carnegie library – the issues http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library/36290 Get West London : 14th March Boris…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 March 2016

Craven Herald : 10th March Bradford | Campaign launched for volunteers to run Silsden library Inviting ex-library staff to volunteer, as they are ‘invaluable’ http://m.cravenherald.co.uk/news/14334165.Campaign_launched_for_volunteers_to_run_Silsden_library/ Swindon Advertiser : 10th March Letter | ‘Fight for Libraries’ http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14334541.Fight_for_libraries/ Croydon Advertiser : 10th March Funding for new…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th March Will Self joins march against Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/will-self-joins-march-against-lambeth-library-closures-323848 TES : 7th March Argyll & Bute | Scottish islanders’ Video protest after council  scraps school librarians https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/scottish-islanders-video-protest-after-council-scraps-school Leon’s Library Blog : 7th March ‘The Whole Story..?’ Asking…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2015

ITV News : 14th December Leicestershire’s latest community library opens http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-12-14/leicestershires-latest-community-library-opens-in-sileby/ Deprivation data: Sileby Library LE12 7RS scores 6745 out of 12,660 (where 1 is the least deprived) http://www.cuf.org.uk/parish/190185 Gazette & Herald : 14th December North Yorkshire | Leaders say maximum council tax rise “almost…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Croydon may close all but one of its libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-may-close-all-one-its-libraries-317495 THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Barnet | Campaigners raise thousands to challenge library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-raise-thousands-challenge-library-cuts-317497 Droitwich Advertiser : 1st December We need to shed another £475,000 from…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2015

Croydon Advertiser : 30th November ‘Possibility’ all Croydon libraries could close ‘apart from statutory ones’ says culture chief Only central library to be retained? http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Possibility-Croydon-libraries-close-apart/story-28269849-detail/story.html HoldtheFrontPage : 30th November Lancashire | Sister weeklies unite to save libraries threatened with axe…

Library News Round-up: 31 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 31st JulyWhy Birmingham library needs Google and language classes to keep doors open by Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culturehttp://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jul/31/birmingham-library-google-language-classes Local Guardian : 31st JulyMore redundancies announced at Croydon’s librarieshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/13523468.More_redundancies_announced_at_Croydon_s_libraries/ The Lincolnite : 31st JulyIs privatisation the…

Library News Round-up: 30 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th JulyBlantern promises library data improvement article has attracted interesting comments http://www.thebookseller.com/news/blantern-promises-library-data-improvement-308331BBC News : 30th JulyOne in five elderly has ‘no-one to turn to’, warns charityCampaign to End Loneliness director Lauren Alcock-Ferguson said the survey findings were…

Library News Round-up: 9 April 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 9th AprilPoorer children fall behind in literacy and earn less in later life, study says no mention of public libraries http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/apr/09/poorer-children-literacy-nurses?CMP=share_btn_twTechie News : 9th April Campaign to End Loneliness | Study identifies need for loneliness ‘maps’comment – Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.techienews.co.uk/9727563/need-for-loneliness-maps/ Executive…

Library News Round-up: 4 April 2015

Birmingham Mail : 4th AprilLibrary of Birmingham: 158 reasons people would volunteer to keep city landmark open longer http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/library-birmingham-158-reasons-people-8981196 Spenborough Guardian : 4th AprilKirklees | Heckmondwike Library friends group hands petition to councillorhttp://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/library-friends-group-hands-petition-to-councillor-1-7191191Steve Reed : 3rd April A fair deal for Upper Norwood http://www.steve4croydon.co.uk/a-fair-deal-for-upper-norwood/

Library News Round-up: 20 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th MarchSieghart reveals task force digital ambitionshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-reveals-task-force-digital-ambitionsYour Thurrock : 20th MarchThurrock libraries: Read my lips: “Jobs will go”http://www.yourthurrock.com/Thurrock-libraries-Read-lips-Jobs/story-26205235-detail/story.html Clacton & Frinton Gazette : 20th MarchThurrock libraries ‘still at risk’http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11863892.Thurrock_libraries__still_at_risk_/Bristol 24/7 : 19th MarchDisappointment at Central Library decisionFragmenting the…

Library News Round-up: 21 October 2014

BBC News : 20th OctoberWalsall Council warns of job cuts and library closureshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-29694325Infoism I J Clark | Extremism, nudge theory and access to informationWhether such professional opposition would be successful is a different matter. It would not, however, go without being vehemently challenged.…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st November 2013

Hansard | House of Lords – Volunteers in public libraries Debate led by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131029-gc0001.htm#13102978000371 Local Government Lawyer : 31st October Councils told to raise game on business rates collection as arrears top £1.2bn All Campaigners> Why not…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd October 2013

Inside Croydon : 22nd October Laing exit library business after taking over in Croydon http://insidecroydon.com/2013/10/22/laing-exit-library-business-after-taking-over-in-croydon/ Don’t Privatise Libraries : 22nd October JLIS bought out by Carillion http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/jlis-bought-out-by-carillion.html Southend Standard : 22nd October Video: Residents urged to stump up cash to…