Tag: Dorset

Libraries news round-up: 1 August 2018

BBC News: 1 August Northamptonshire County Council: Protesters ‘mourn’ cuts to services Sky News: 1 August Fears cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council may no longer afford services The Guardian: 1 August Northamptonshire’s cash crisis driven by ideological folly, councillors told Northampton…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2017

The Guardian: 26 August Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/27/blood-bookworms-bosoms-and-bottoms-the-secret-life-of-libraries Dorset Echo: 27 August Friends of Weymouth Library (FOWL) has launched a new website to enhance their work http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15490696.___We_needed_an_e_presence____Volunteers_launch_new_website_to_support_library/ Bath Chronicle: 27 August LETTER: Let’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June 2016

BBC News : 29th June Dorset mobile library cuts finalized by county cabinet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36664569 Libraries Taskforce : 29th June Ayub Khan MBE | Celebrating Shakespeare 2016 – the party goes on https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/06/29/celebrating-shakespeare-2016-the-party-goes-on/ Brecon & Radnor Express : 29th June Powys | Deadline looms for…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 20th June Chris Riddell wins the Kate Greenaway medal with The Sleeper and the Spindle We need to stop and consider whether we want to live in a society where libraries are being downgraded…. http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/20/chris-riddell-kate-greenaway-2016-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle-neil-gaiman London Evening…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 June 2016

Arts Technica UK : 16th June E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/ebooks-lending-public-libraries-advocate-general-cjeu/ Palatinate.org.uk : 17th June The government are waging war against the poor on a new, quiet frontier http://www.palatinate.org.uk/the-government-are-waging-war-against-the-poor-on-a-new-quiet-frontier/ LGA : 17th June…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 10th June No silence please – campaigners launch network of autism-friendly libraries http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jun/10/no-silence-please-campaigners-launch-network-of-autism-friendly-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th June Labouring the point https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/06/12/labouring-the-point/ Bournemouth Echo : 12th June Future of Dorset’s mobile libraries to be decided next…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 September 2014

Facebook : 17th SeptemberLetter from Ed Vaizey to Sheffield Councilhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.386268241527465.1073741832.267181170102840&type=1 BBC News : 17th SeptemberDevon | Ashburton Library could move into post officehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29228424The Economist : 17th SeptemberPublic Libraries: Shelvedhttp://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/09/public-librariesTom Roper’s Weblog : 17th SeptemberWas the CILIP Governance Review conducted ‘in plain sight’?http://www.roper.org.uk/tr/2014/09/was-the-cilip-governance-review-conducted-in-plain-sight.htmlPublic Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 July 2014

You Tube : 24th July 100s of schoolchildren sing protest song in order to keep their local library open http://youtu.be/2Lom2Tt2hIE Exmouth JournalLights, camera, action for library!When asked why the school got involved with the project, deputy headteacher David Perkins said:…

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…

Library News Round-up: 17th January 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 : 17th January Westminster library staff tackle bosses on cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/westminster-library-staff-tackle-bosses-cuts.html The Library…

Library News Round-up: 16th January 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. Voices for the Library : 16th January An open letter from the staff of Westminster…

Library News Round-up: 10th January 2013

Times Series : 10th January CommUNITY Barnet ‘will not run’ Friern Barnet Library following squatters’ eviction Libraries portfolio holder Councillor Robert Rams had said the voluntary sector support group would be handed a licence to run the building until official…

Library News Round-up: 9th January 2013

All links thanks to Shirley Burnham. Follow her on twitter at  @shirleyburnham Booktrust.org : 9th January Rosemary Clarke MBE, 1954-2013 We know that her loss will be felt keenly not only amongst her family and friends, but also amongst the thousands of people…

Library News Round-up: 8th January 2013

Another daily digest of library news items, with thanks to Shirley Burnham.  Follow her on twitter @shirleyburnham for tweets about libraries!   THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Cleeves ‘furious’ at Newcastle library plans  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cleeves-furious-newcastle-library-plans.html  THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Five…