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: 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: 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…