Tag: Devon

Libraries news round-up: 26 July 2018

North Devon Gazette: 26 July Barnstaple Library provider defends claims service is ‘at breaking point’ Read the claims made by an ex-staff member in an open letter reproduced here in full. Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 July Legal battle to overturn Northamptonshire library closures…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2018

North Devon Gazette:17 March Devon| Library opens new creative FabLab facility http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/new-fablab-opens-at-barnstaple-library-1-5438016 Derby Telegraph: 17 March When Derby will be without a city centre library Derby Central Library to close and co-locate. Ten of the city’s libraries will be handed…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February 2018

Lichfield Live: 20 February Staffordshire | Consultation event in Burntwood to showcase proposals to use technology to extend library opening times https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2018/02/20/consultation-event-in-burntwood-to-showcase-proposals-to-use-technology-to-extend-library-opening-times/ Research Information: 20 February Librarians in top five professional groups for trustworthy information https://www.researchinformation.info/news/librarians-top-five-professional-groups-trustworthy-information Hereford Times: 20 February…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2018

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly: 19 February Somerset | Petition launched to save Highbridge Library from council cuts http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16031810.Petition_launched_to_save_Highbridge_Library_from_council_cuts/ Bath Echo: 19 February Bath & NE Somerset | New chapter for Saltford Library thanks to ‘forward-thinking’ community group https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/new-chapter-saltford-library-thanks-forward-thinking-community-group-77103/ Charity Today:…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 December 2017

Devon Live: 8 December Library users across Devon to get modern, user-friendly and improved service with new system and website http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/library-users-across-devon-modern-894707 Islington Tribute: 8 December Islington reference library is safe http://islingtontribune.com/article/islington-reference-library-is-safe Eastbourne Herald: 8 December East Sussex | STEPHEN LLOYD…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 November 2017

Craven Herald: 9 November North Yorkshire | Celebrating the start of a new chapter for Gargrave Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15649203.Celebrating_the_start_of_a_new_chapter_for_Gargrave_Library/ North Devon Gazette: 9 November Devon | Funding bids to move Bideford Library into The Burton could be submitted next year http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/bideford-library-burton-bridge-buildings-1-5272095 Midsomer Norton…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 October 2017

Bournemouth Echo: 31 October Letter to the Editor: Bournemouth council is paving the way for privatisation of public libraries http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15629553.Letter_to_the_Editor__Bournemouth_council_is_paving_the_way_for_privatisation_of_public_libraries/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 31 October Desborough residents join forces over future of town’s library http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/desborough-residents-join-forces-over-future-of-town-s-library-1-8221406 Exmouth Journal: 31 October Devon | Plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 August 2017

Shields Gazette: 29 August South Tyneside | Centre closing to allow for £3million transformation project £3m revamp of a community centre to create a multi-purpose leisure facility incorporating a new library. http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/centre-closing-to-allow-for-3million-transformation-project-1-8725146 Huddersfield Examiner: 29 August Calderdale | Elland Library set for…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2017

Shropshire Star: 22 August Powys County Council aims to halve cost of running libraries  ‘community partnerships’ planned  https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2017/08/22/powys-county-council-aims-to-halve-cost-of-running-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 22 August NE Lincolnshire | ‘I don’t know what I’d do without it’ – Library users urge council to shelve…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 May

ViewNews: 11 May Devon: Library says fond farewell to Sarah Librarian resigns as exhausted. Campaigners concerned about the future of Axminster library as Libraries Unlimited are pushing for self-service machines and volunteers. https://www.viewnews.co.uk/library-says-fond-farewell-sarah/ Derby Telegraph: 11 May Closure of Spondon…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March

Harrogate Advertiser : 28 March Action group faces new battle to save Ripon library from closure Cost of parking charges a potential barrier to volunteers offering to support  ‘hybrid’ libraries http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/action-group-faces-new-battle-to-save-ripon-library-from-closure-1-8463207 Gazette & Herald : 29 March Ryedale | Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March

Burnley Express : 15 March Lancashire | New chapter for library http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/new-chapter-for-library-1-8440365 Blackpool Gazette : 15 March Lancashire | Hurry up plea as vandals attack library http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/hurry-up-plea-as-vandals-attack-library-1-8438507 Sunderland Echo : 15 March New central library too small http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/new-central-library-too-small-1-8439387 Cornish & Devon Post :…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February

Herald Scotland : 27 February Rosemary Goring: To axe librarians is to treat learning with utter contempt http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15121547.Rosemary_Goring__To_axe_librarians_is_to_treat_learning_with_utter_contempt/  View News : 28 February Devon | Brand new Ottery St Mary library opens to the public https://www.viewnews.co.uk/brand-new-ottery-st-mary-library-opens-public/  Lancashire Telegraph : 28…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January

BBC News : 31st January Walsall Council cuts: 281 jobs and nine libraries to go http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38810239 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap http://www.thebookseller.com/news/58bn-funding-gap-threatens-libraries-478191 DCMS Taking Part 2016/17 Quarter 2 England, October…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January

THE ECONOMIST : 26th January Britain’s local councils face financial crisis Amid a painful fiscal squeeze, some authorities may soon be unable to meet their statutory obligations. http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21715673-amid-painful-fiscal-squeeze-some-authorities-may-soon-be-unable-meet-their-statutory Bloomberg Technology : 26th January German Media Giant Betting on Ink and…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 October 2016

Public Libraries News : 30th October Editorial | “Keep an open mind, be innovative, and keep smiling”: an interview with Thomas Colloff  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/10/keep-an-open-mind-be-innovative-and-keep-smiling-an-interview-with-thomas-colloff.html   2BR Radio : 30th October  First Lancashire building closure dates announced  http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2138201/first-lancashire-building-closure-dates-announced/   Bracknell News : 29 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2016

The Guardian | 11 October Government to probe ‘devastating’ Lancashire library closures https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/11/government-to-probe-lancashire-library-closures Public Sector Executive | 11 October Government investigating complaints about Lancashire library closures http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/government-investigating-complaints-about-lancashire-library-closures Birmingham Mail : 11 October Rent library space to coffee shops to prevent…