Tag: cuts

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2016

THE  GUARDIAN : 25th November John Bird slams absence of library funding in autumn statement https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/25/john-bird-slams-absence-of-library-funding-in-autumn-statement West End Extra : 25th November Westminster | Leak reveals which library services face the axe with 22 jobs likely to go http://www.westendextra.com/leak-library-axe THE BOOKSELLER :…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2016

Blackpool Gazette : 23rd NovemberLetter | Council has to give us our libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-november-23-2016-1-8254311Leigh Journal : 23rd NovemberWigan | £1.4m cuts need to be made to borough’s library services http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/14914393.__1_4m_cuts_need_to_be_made_to_borough_s_library_services/ The Star : 23rd November  Chinese firm’s plan to turn Sheffield Central Library into five…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 November 2016

Birmingham Mail : 18 November Libraries in Birmingham will be closed for 9 days for Christmas and New Year 2016 Closure due to inadequate staffing levels as staff take leave over the break http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/libraries-birmingham-closed-9-days-12198161 Glasgow Live : 18 November Glasgow…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 November 2016

Nottingham Post: 15 November Council buys Sneinton Police Station for library plans Co-location plans for police base and library in former police station http://www.nottinghampost.com/work-underway-at-sneinton-dale-police-station/story-29900602-detail/story.html Crawley Observer : 15 November School’s log cabin library wins praise of authors Run by Yr…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 November 2016

Leicester Mercury : 13 November ‘Wow – just wow’: People power saves Leicester library  decision to keep the status quo http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/wow-just-wow-people-power-saves-leicester-library/story-29891419-detail/story.html Cornish Times : 13 November Library changes debated  http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=107392&headline=Library%20changes%20debated&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016 The Guardian : 14 November Children’s laureates demand UK government…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 November 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th November Letter (Lord Bird) Library closures, cuts and false economies https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/11/library-closures-cuts-and-false-economies THE BOOKSELLER : 11th November EU e-lending ruling sparks book trade concerns http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ruling-e-lending-raises-concerns-book-trade-429801 THE GUARDIAN : 11th November Libraries | A moment that changed me: stealing the…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2016

Third Sector | 10th November Locality calls for £1bn to back protection of public assets http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/locality-calls-1bn-back-protection-public-assets/local-action/article/1415195 Surrey Comet : 10th November Kingston Council to spend £500,000 on upgrading borough’s libraries as visitor numbers increase http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/14880584.Kingston_Council_to_spend___500_000_on_upgrading_borough_s_libraries_as_visitor_numbers_increase/ The Star : 10th November…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 November 2016

Public Finance : 3rd November Time for some big thinking on community assets http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/opinion/2016/11/time-some-big-thinking-community-assets Research report: http://www.thepowertochange.org.uk/research/research-publications/ THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd November National Libraries Demo: authors & campaigners will ‘fight tooth and nail’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/national-libraries-demonstration-425956 The Socialist : 2nd November Remember, remember the…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 October

THE GUARDIAN : 26th October ‘There’s nowhere else for children’: Walsall locals react to library closure plans https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/26/theres-nowhere-else-for-children-walsall-locals-react-to-library-closure-plans Swindon Advertiser : 26th October Libraries campaigners to take their fight to parliament “The Freedom of Information request submitted by the campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 October

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th October CILIP urges Westminster to rethink library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/westminster-council-urged-re-think-library-cuts-416951 Sutton Coldfield Local : 25th October Birmingham | Deputy Leader Ian Ward to attend library closure public meeting http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/library-closure-public-meeting-220432/ HU12 Online : 25th October Yorkshire | Future of library service and…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 October

THE GUARDIAN : 24th October Walsall council seeks to close all but one of its 16 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/24/walsall-council-seeks-residents-views-library-closures-new-art-gallery THE BOOKSELLER : 24th October Authors condemn plans to shut Hay-on-Wye library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plans-shut-hay-library-are-disastrously-short-sighted-416816 THE I Newspaper : 23rd October British authors condemn…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October

inews.co.uk : 23rd October British authors condemn ‘blasphemous’ library closure in Hay-on-Wye, ‘town of books’ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/exclusive-british-authors-condemn-blasphemous-library-closure-town-books/ Leon’s Library Blog : 23rd October Parish Councils, Localism & Libraries https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/10/23/parish-councils-localism-libraries/ Warrington Guardian : 23rd October Library closures will make town a ‘national laughing…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 October

DCMS : 21st October Culture, Media and Sport Committee one-off evidence session on departmental priorities in this Parliament http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/work-of-dcms-inquiry-16-17 THE BOOKSELLER : 21st October Walsall plans to slash libraries from 16 to one http://www.thebookseller.com/news/walsall-plans-slash-library-offering-16-one-416716 West End Extra : 21st October Westminster | Opposition to…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2016

Warrington Guardian : 18th October Emotions run high as ‘exceptionally damaging’ library closure proposals come before full council  http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14808636.Emotions_run_high_as__exceptionally_damaging__library_closure_proposals_come_before_full_council/ Warrington Guardian : 19th October Stockton Heath parish councillors call for parish donation to save village library http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14810572.Stockton_Heath_parish_councillors_call_for_parish_donation_to_save_village_library/ Birmingham Mail :…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October ‘If we lose our celebrated bookshops and our libraries we will never improve our nation’s literacy’ by Baroness Gail Rebuck http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/if-we-lose-our-celebrated-bookshops-and-our-libraries-we-will-never-improve-our-nations Clitheroe Advertiser : 17th Octobr Lancashire | Civic party visit in last-ditch bid to save library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 15 October Bold new vision for Preston’s Harris Library  Plans include development of a ‘community hub’ , including a library.  See comments http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/bold-new-vision-for-preston-s-harris-museum-1-81826 Sutton Coldfield News : 15 October Business Improvement District calls for support in battle to save library inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2016

The Bookseller : 13 October Lords question government on library closures and Amazon taxation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-defends-record-library-closures-and-amazon-taxation-during-lords-debate-414116 Caerphilly Observer : 14 October Ystrad Mynach library reopens after refurbishment http://www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk/news/961912/ystrad-mynach-library-reopens-after-refurbishment/ The Bookseller : 14 October The FAQs have it http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/faqs-have-it-414226 ‘We live in…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/   East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October ‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2016

The Guardian | 11 October Government to probe ‘devastating’ Lancashire library closures https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/11/government-to-probe-lancashire-library-closures Public Sector Executive | 11 October Government investigating complaints about Lancashire library closures http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/government-investigating-complaints-about-lancashire-library-closures Birmingham Mail : 11 October Rent library space to coffee shops to prevent…