Tag: cuts

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January

Bath Chronicle : 9th January More than a 1,500 people sign petition to save Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/more-than-a-thousand-sign-petition-to-save-bath-central-library/story-30041411-detail/story.html Business News Wales : 9th January Ground Breaking Flintshire Leisure & Library Services to be First in Wales http://businessnewswales.com/ground-breaking-flintshire-leisure-library-services-first-wales/ Canada | The…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 8th January There’s a fightback taking place in Ireland against staffless libraries but why not in the UK?  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/theres-fightback-taking-place-in.html Leon’s Library Blog : 8th January Libraries Deliver  Edited version of an article by John Vincent, reproduced…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 January 2017

Public Sector Executive : 6th January Some libraries are better than others — Helen Milner “At the end of October, I said something which shocked a few people” http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/some-libraries-are-better-than-others?dorewrite=false Libraries Taskforce : 6th January Commissioning outcomes  by Sue Crowley, Strategic…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 January 2017

Public Libraries News : 2nd January Editorial | Honours and the Year in Review  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2017/01/honours-and-the-year-in-review.html THE TIMES : 3rd January Letter | Noisy Libraries “Books and quiet study spaces have no place in William Sieghart’s brave new library world” Behind the ££Paywall 2BR Radio :…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 December 2016

Lancashire Telegraph : 26th December JK Rowling, Danielle Steel and James Patterson books among 48,000 missing items from libraries Cllr Gordon Birtwistle, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Burnley Council, said libraries could have been kept open if the books…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th December New analysis shows extent of England’s library book spend drop http://www.thebookseller.com/news/book-spend-and-lending-declines-448271 Public Libraries News : 14th December Editorial | Reading, Feeding and staying open on Christmas Day: innovation continues http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/12/reading-feeding-and-staying-open-on-christmas-day-innovation-continues.html THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December ‘Heartbreaking’ cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2016

Public Libraries News : 11th December Minister “leads fight back” + Torfaen “I just wanted someone to know the Telegraph story about Swindon is a load of rubbish. Rob Wilson is not holding Swindon to account. He had a nice cosy…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2016

ITV News : 7th December The future of libraries in Swindon to be decided http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-12-07/the-future-of-libraries-in-swindon-to-be-decided/ BBC News : 6th December Self service libraries in North Somerset ‘to cut costs’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-38219337 Bristol Post : 7th December £92million council cuts: Bristol’s libraries back in…

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…