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Libraries News Round-up: 2 August

The Bookseller: 2 August 2017 Government to investigate Barnet’s library provision http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-investigate-barnets-library-provision-607541 Sunderland Echo: 2 August 2017 Optimistic for Fulwell Community Library’s future Volunteer-led library opens http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/optimistic-for-fulwell-community-library-s-future-1-8682726

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August

Ham & High: 1 August Save Barnet Libraries campaign sees first victory after protest as culture ministry registers formal complaint http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/politics/save-barnet-libraries-campaign-sees-first-victory-after-protest-as-culture-ministry-registers-formal-complaint-1-5131185 Blackpool Gazette: 1 August Lancashire | Volunteer dream fading but library will still re-open Thornton Library likely to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Library closures ‘will double unless immediate action is taken’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/12/library-closures-will-double-unless-immediate-action-is-taken?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 12th December Lancashire County Council agrees to hand over three libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38289200 Libraries Taskforce : 12th December Yarm Library co-locates with Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July 2016

CILIP : 20th July Hollowing out of children’s library services? New survey http://www.cilip.org.uk/youth-libraries-group/news/hollowing-out-childrens-library-services-new-survey   Derby Telegraph : 25th July Nearly half of Derby library jobs at risk http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/nearly-half-of-derby-library-jobs-at-risk/story-29548535-detail/story.html   The Star : 25th July Urgent plea to ‘use Sheffield libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 July 2016

Question Everything : 20th July A load of old cobblers, Minister http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/a-load-of-old-cobblers-minister.html National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) : 21st July The Office for Civil Society is Moving http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2016/07/21/the-office-for-civil-society-is-moving/ Derby Telegraph : 23rd July Derby Central Library could close in council shake-up http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/derby-central-library-could-close/story-29541531-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July 2016

New Start Magazine : 21st July Libraries are key to combating digital exclusion http://newstartmag.co.uk/your-blogs/libraries-key-combating-digital-exclusion/ THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd July Rob Wilson given libraries brief at DCMS http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-given-libraries-brief-dcms-364081 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 22nd July The DCMS & Civil Society (and Ed!)…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd May Library use falling sharply, study shows http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/03/library-use-falling-sharply-study-shows London Evening Standard : 3rd May Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures and mergers gather pace http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/stephen-fry-defends-lifesaving-libraries-as-closures-and-mergers-gather-pace-a3238516.html Socialist Worker : 3rd May Lambeth protesters won’t take Labour’s library sops…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th April Library usage falls 14.3 percentage points since 2005 \ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-has-fallen-143-2005-328058 Lancaster Guardian : 29th April ‘Ridiculous’ to axe library after £300,000 refurb Bolton-le-Sands http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/local/ridiculous-to-axe-library-after-refurb-1-7881510 London Evening Standard : 29th April Council accused over plans to lease…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April 2016

DCMS : April 2016 Taking Part focus on: libraries – Statistical Release https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/519675/Libraries_short_story_-_FINAL.pdf Bristol 24/7 Radio : 28th April Library assistants go on strike http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/daily/politics/library-assistants-go-on-strike Harrow Times : 28th April Outgoing mayor says the voluntary sector is key to Harrow’s future…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Harry Potter and the DCMS library investigation http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/harry-potter-and-the-dcms-library-investigation.html Leicester Mercury : 18th April Google review attacks “elderly” library volunteers with “no clue what they are doing” http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Google-review-attacks-elderly-library-volunteers/story-29117215-detail/story.html BBC News : 18th April Hampshire mobile…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th March Vaizey: Volunteers should not replace library staff http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-volunteers-should-not-replace-library-staff-325210 BBC News : 30th March Libraries minister Ed Vaizey: Volunteers not replacing staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35920081 Public Sector Executive : 30th March Libraries need community management to survive job…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Libraries Taskforce ‘Ambition’ report lacks detail on numbers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-ambition-report-lacks-detail-on-numbers-325162 THE GUARDIAN : 24th March Libraries are too important to leave to councils: it’s time to ringfence their funds http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/24/libraries-councils-ringfence-funding-budgets THE GUARDIAN : 24th March The…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March 2016

DCMS : 23rd March Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England  2016-2021 Consultation https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/libraries-deliver-ambition-for-public-libraries-in-england-2016-2021 Get Reading : 23rd March Friends of Theale Library to protest its closure http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/friends-theale-library-protest-closure-11076144 Swindon Advertiser : 23rd March Campaigners urge council to listen to…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March DCMS intervenes on West Berkshire libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-saves-libraries-closure-324789 CMS Committee Inquiry | ‘Countries of Culture’  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/countries-of-culture-15-16/ Get Reading : 21st March Theale Library faces closure despite £1m extra for West Berkshire http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-faces-closure-despite-11065976 Swindon Advertiser : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 17th March Authors against library cuts: Best-seller Gervase Phinn demands protection for libraries – and their librarians http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14349054.Authors_against_library_cuts__Best_seller_Gervase_Phinn_demands_protection_for_libraries___and_their_librarians/?ref=fbshr The Westmorland Gazette : 16th March Letter | Why not open a cafe at Kendal library? Those who…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd March Ed Vaizey accused of giving Commons ‘misleading’ figures on library closures http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/02/ed-vaizey-libraries-misleading-figures-commons THE BOOKSELLER : 1st March Vaizey accused of issuing ‘flawed’ figures on library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-accuses-vaizey-using-flawed-figures-concerning-library-closures-323772 Buckingham Today : 1st March Big shake-up ahead…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 February 2016

Public Libraries News : 28th February Being economical with the truth http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/being-economical-with-the-truth.html DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th February Letter | Courts could well sit in libraries instead of pubs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/12176834/Letters-To-help-its-nearest-allies-Britain-would-be-better-placed-outside-the-EU.html Northern Echo : 29th February Bestselling authors join fight to save Darlington’s Crown…