Tag: Derbyshire

Libraries news round-up: 24 May 2018

Ledbury Reporter: 24 May Herefordshire | Library and museum privatisation plan causes concern York Press: 24 May This is how much it will cost to repair York’s libraries Derby Telegraph: 24 May Former libraries chief feels council is ‘making wrong decision’ over…

Libraries news round-up: 13 May 2018

Burton Mail: 13 May Have your say over three South Derbyshire libraries which face being taken over by community groups Scunthorpe Telegraph: 12 May North Lincolnshire | Take a tour around Scunthorpe Central Library following a £1m transformation The refurbishment…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2018

The Argus: 5 April Brighton & Hove | Disappointment as library changes are given go ahead http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16138894.Disappointment_as_library_changes_are_given_go_ahead/ Derby Telegraph: 5 April Petition launched over plans to make cuts at 20 Derbyshire libraries https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/mp-petition-oppose-library-cuts-1417524 Local Gov: 5 April Scotland | Councils…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 March 2018

Buxton Advertiser: 28 March Derbyshire County Council unveils proposed changes to libraries https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/derbyshire-county-council-unveils-proposed-changes-to-libraries-1-9086098 Bromley Times: 28 March Strikes at Bromley libraries over “insulting” pay offer http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/strikes-at-bromley-libraries-over-insulting-pay-offer-1-5453731 LocalGov: 28 March Bromley library staff strike over ‘paltry’ pay offer https://www.localgov.co.uk/Bromley-library-staff-strike-over-paltry-pay-offer/45034 News Shopper:…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February 2018

The Gazette: 24 February South Gloucestershire | New chapter for Hawkesbury Upton book lovers http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/16043403.New_chapter_for_Hawkesbury_Upton_book_lovers/ Derbyshire Times: 24 February Derbyshire County Council to appoint new bosses ahead of service changes and job cuts https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/derbyshire-county-council-to-appoint-new-bosses-ahead-of-service-changes-and-job-cuts-1-9032946 Falmouth Packet: 24 February Cornwall Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2018

The Bookseller: 8 January Government announces ‘hubs’ to boost children’s literacy Alan Gibbons quoted https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-pledges-703961 Burton Mail: 8 January Derbyshire | Schools’ library service could close down because so few have signed up https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/schools-library-service-could-close-1004224 Express & Star: 8 January Staffordshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 December 2017

Express & Star: 6 December Walsall’s Central Library to shut for 10 months in £4.3m revamp The work will see Central Library redesigned as a ‘hub’, incorporating the local history centre and archive, a cafe, and computer lounge. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/12/06/library-to-shut-for-ten-months/ Shropshire Star:…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2017

The Guardian: 19 October The UK no longer has a national public library system by Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign Volunteer-run libraries don’t meet national standards. We don’t even know how many books are issued. https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/oct/19/uk-national-public-library-system-community Bournemouth Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February ‘Libraries have betrayed publishers’, festival hears  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-should-partner-libraries-321273 Chronicle Live : 2nd February Charity behind Northumberland’s leisure centres and libraries asks for £1m bailout http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-behind-northumberlands-leisure-centres-10821436 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd February “You should get volunteers” – councillor…

Library News Round-up: 26 October 2014

Barnet UNISON : 26th OctoberBarnet UNISON response to outsourcing Library proposalbarnetunison.me.uk/?q=node/1436 Also at Don’t Privatise Librarieshttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/barnet-unison-response-to-outsourcing.htmlBoston Target : 26th OctoberLincolnshire library staff face threats of violence and drunks“These kinds of incidents are extremely rare in our smaller libraries, and it would be…

Libraries News Round up: 30 September 2014

BBC News : 30th SeptemberPlans to close 28 Devon libraries are shelvedCampaigners have given a cautious welcome to the new plans.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29423237Torquay Herald Express : 30th September Devon County Council shelves library closure proposals http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Devon-County-Council-shelves-library-closure/story-23019862-detail/story.html North Devon Journal : 30th September…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2014

Booking opens for Speak Up For Libraries Conference on 22 Nov 2014Meet the decision-makershttp://speakupforlibraries.org/sufl-conference/booking-opens-for-speak-up-for-libraries-conference-2014/Computer Weekly : 23rd SeptemberInvestment needed to tackle digital divide, says Go ON UKA lot of libraries have 10-year-old desktops, are staffed by volunteers without digital skills or…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July 2014

Locality : 22nd JulyIncome Generation for Public Libraries: a Practical Guide for Library Service Commissioners and Providers in England http://locality.org.uk/blog/income-generation-public-libraries-practical-guide-library-service/Library Campaign : 21st JulyThe spin behind council’s message on libraries exposed by Dorset library userhttp://www.librarycampaign.com/the-spin-behind-the-council-story-on-libraries-exposed/ Ledbury Reporter : 22nd JulyHay-on-Wye under attack The…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th July ‘Thunderclap’ for Lincolnshire Libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/thunderclap-lincolnshire-libraries.html Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 7th July Rallying Cry | And so begins Lincolnshire’s High Court Fight for Libraries  http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/07/and-so-begins-lincolnshires-high-court-fight-for-libraries-libraryjudicialreview/  Lincolnshire Echo : 7th July Save Lincolnshire Libraries: protest heads to the High…

Libraries News Round- up: 20 May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th May SoA lobbies Harman on school libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/soa-lobbies-harman-school-libraries.html BBC News : 20th May Oxfordshire libraries ‘face struggle to find volunteers’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-27470736 Leon’s Library Blog : 20th May Are Community Managed Libraries Effective? Research by Mike Cavanagh, Head…