Tag: Desmond Clarke

Libraries News Round-up: 12 June

The Bookseller: 12 June Desmond Clarke dies http://www.thebookseller.com/news/desmond-clarke-dies-567831 Northern Echo: 12 June Community centre or redevelopment – Darlington Council to decide on the two options for the future use of Crown Street library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15343283.Community_centre_or_redevelopment_____Darlington_Council_to_decide_on_the_two_options_for_the_future_use_of_Crown_Street_library/ The Times: 12 June Lottery win…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 July 2016

UK Fundraising : 18th July Arts Council to include museums & libraries in new funding approach http://fundraising.co.uk/2016/07/18/arts-council-include-museums-libraries-new-funding-approach/   Bromley Times : 18th July All-out strike of council services planned for this week Bromley library workers started seven days of strike…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th April Libraries Taskforce needs to act, campaigners say http://www.thebookseller.com/news/taskforce-needs-act-campaigners-say-327152 Save Lincolnshire Libraries Campaign : 15th April Secretary of State declines to launch an Inquiry into Lincolnshire’s library service https://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2016/04/15/secretary-of-state-declines-to-launch-an-inquiry-into-lincolnshires-library-service/ Pendle Today : 15th April Lancashire | Library closures…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th March BBC investigation finds 8,000 library jobs lost in six years http://www.thebookseller.com/news/8k-library-jobs-lost-due-closures-325187 BBC News : 29th March Libraries: The decline of a profession? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35724957 BBC News : 29th March Libraries lose a quarter of staff as…

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: 8 March 2016

Public Libraries News : 8th March Editorial | Desmond Clarke, revisions, and some delicious rivalry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/03/desmond-clarke-revisions-and-some-delicious-rivalry.html Libraries Taskforce : 7th March Meeting the teams in community run libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/03/07/meeting-the-teams-in-community-run-libraries/ Lancashire CC : 8th March Wheatley Lane Library to close end of March…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th February CILIP demands national library strategy for England http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-creation-national-strategy-english-libraries-322866 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1412 | Library News (p.35) West Berkshire Available in newsagents Society of Authors : 17th February Libraries http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/libraries Public Technology : 17th February…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Report to recommend £20m digital investment in libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-recomment-20m-digital-investment-libraries-319894 The Knowledge Exchange : 8th January Digital leadership: how should digital be represented at board level? Reading Room is is a digital consultancy that identifies opportunities, creates…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 December 2015

Sign CILIP’s #MyLibraryByRight  petition to protect your rights to a quality public library service: https://www.change.org/p/john-whittingdale-hm-government-act-now-to-protect-my-statutory-rights-to-a-quality-public-library-service THE GUARDIAN : 18th December To lose our libraries would be a national disaster – we must act to save them | Desmond Clarke http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/18/lose-libraries-disaster-save-strangling-service-reform-technology Express & Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th December Librarians take legal battle against library closures to government The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Cilip) is challenging the government over its “failure to carry out their legal duty to the public …”…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 9th December Libraries suffer fall in users as Tories slash funding http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/09/libraries-suffer-fall-in-users-as-tories-slash-funding Public Sector Executive : 9th December Despite closures, libraries shifting from councils to volunteers http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/despite-closures-libraries-shifting-from-councils-to-volunteers?dorewrite=false THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December Library visits fall 14% in…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2015

BBC News : 27th November Scotland | Library book expenditure in decline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34919430 THE BOOKSELLER : 27th November Libraries Taskforce gets funding until 2020 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-gets-funding-until-2016-317434 The Stage : 27th November Arts cuts will still be ‘hugely damaging’, warns Dugher https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/arts-cuts-will-still-be-hugely-damaging-warns-dugher/ Salisbury Journal…

Library News Round-up: 5 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th SeptemberEnd ‘negative narrative’ around libraries urges Settlehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-head-wants-stop-negative-narrative-surrounding-libraries-311451 Huddersfield Examiner : 4th SeptemberNew campaign to try and save Kirklees’ librarieshttp://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/new-campaign-try-save-kirklees-9988827 Pub Is The Hub : 3rd SeptemberBattle of Britain fighter pilot opens library in Cornish pub “We have developed…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 16th October Of websites and weasel words http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/of-websites-and-weasel-words/ Good Library Guide : 20th October The English Public Library Service is Beyond Repair http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2013/10/the_english_pub.html This Is Devon : 21st October Mobile libraries in Devon face cuts in…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 21st May Desmond Clarke | Blind Eye There is a strong suspicion…

Library News Round-up: 31st January, 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham.   If you are on Twitter she is definitely worth following! Find her @shirleyburnham THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January SCL announces ‘universal offers’ for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/scl-announces-universal-offers-libraries.html THE BOOKSELLER :…