Tag: Croydon

Libraries News Round-up: 24th March 2014

DCMS : 24th March Library comparison reports published We have commissioned a comprehensive set of benchmarking reports, for a second year running, which are published today.  Some LAs not listed https://www.gov.uk/government/news/library-comparison-reports-published  THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Four Newcastle libraries to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th March 2014

York Press : 14th March ‘Difficult’ savings to be made in county council’s 2020 North Yorkshire programme “If the goal is to protect services, people must step up to the mark as the alternative is losing them” http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/ryedale/11077470.___Difficult____savings_to_be_made_in_county_council_s_2020_North_Yorkshire_programme/?ref=rss Croydon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th January 2014

Inside Croydon : 30th January Carillion cuts jobs just weeks after taking over libraries http://insidecroydon.com/2014/01/30/carillion-cuts-jobs-just-weeks-after-taking-over-libraries/  Lincolnshire Echo : 30th January Lincolnshire Libraries – last chance to save them tomorrow http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-Libraries-chance-save-tomorrow/story-20527198-detail/story.html Herald Scotland : 30th January Letter | Library is a vital facility…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th January 2014

LocalGov : 7th January Councils urged to bid for funding to develop new delivery models http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-urged-to-bid-for-funding-to-develop-new-delivery-models/35311 Leicester Mercury : 7th January 700 jobs to go as Leicestershire County Council makes £110 million savings The council will continue to run its…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th December 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Should libraries rely on volunteers?  includes a poll http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/poll/2013/dec/12/libraries-volunteers-council-cuts London Evening Standard : 12th December Derek Jacobi: Libraries have been a big part of my life and we must fight to save them  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/derek-jacobi-libraries-have-been-a-big-part-of-my-life-andwe-must-fight-to-save-them-8999869.html THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th November 2013

Croydon Guardian : 20th November Croydon library staff handed redundancy warnings by Carillion http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/10822155.Library_staff_handed_redundancy_warnings/ Don’t privatise libraries : 20th November Carillion threaten Library staff with redundancies http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/carillion-threaten-library-staff-with.html The Scotsman : 20th November Moray Council libraries vote: Four to close http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/moray-council-libraries-vote-four-to-close-1-3195515…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th November Record numbers for summer reading scheme  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/record-numbers-summer-reading-scheme.html CILIP Cymru Wales : 15th November Concerns over threats to library services in Wales raised in open letter to Minister for Culture & Sport http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip-cymru-wales/news/concerns-over-threats-library-services-wales-raised-open-letter-minister Inside Moray :…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd October 2013

Ealing Today : 23rd October New Management For Ealing’s Libraries http://www.ealingtoday.co.uk/shared/ealibrarychange001.htm Local Guardian : 23rd October John Laing Integrated Services bought out just weeks after taking control of Croydon libraries http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/10755374.Council_contractor_bought_out_just_weeks_after_taking_control_of_libraries/ Croydon Advertiser : 22 October Croydon Libraries under new…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th September 2013

No Confidence in Ed Vaizey : 10th September Bob Usherwood: our professional duty to support the motion http://noconfidenceinedvaizey.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/bob-usherwood-our-professional-duty-to-support-the-motion/ Inside Moray : 10th September Opposition gathers as Moray Council admit legal challenge likely http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=835 The Scotsman : 10th September Half of…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd August 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd August Library e-lending pilots take shape https://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-e-lending-pilots-take-shape.html This Is Croydon Today : 2nd August Privatisation of Croydon libraries rubber-stamped http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Privatisation-Croydon-libraries-rubber-stamped/story-19605296-detail/story.html#axzz2aq9wNJuR This Is Local London : 2nd August Harrow Library changes to be rolled out over the…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th July 2013

LocalGov : 29th July Croydon outsources library services The council has signed an eight-year contract with John Laing Integrated Services (JLIS). http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110572 DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July Judicial review process to be made tougher The Ministry of Justice is to…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th May 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th May Sefton and Manchester: libraries latest http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sefton-and-manchester-libraries-latest.html Manchester Evening News : 28th May Manchester’s Libraries reprieved amid ‘shambles’ claims Council bosses passed an  amended plan at their latest executive meeting after protests from  campaigners and a…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th May, 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Public Libraries News : 23rd May Editorial |Adapt and survive: Arts Council England’s stark message under…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Brent & Kilburn Times : 5th May Community library lends their support to Brent’s elderly…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th April 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Public Libraries News : 16th April Editorial | Secretary of State’s reasons for not intervening in Lewisham:…