Tag Archive for Ed Vaizey MP

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: 11 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th April Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/11/government-to-investigate-lambeths-library-plans BBC News : 11th April Government seeks answers over Carnegie Library closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36017224  Brixton Buzz : 11th April Government Minister considers formal inquiry into Lambeth Council’s book-ish gyms…

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: 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: 15 February 2016

EVENING STANDARD : 15th February Library closures are a betrayal, says Mark Rylance http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/library-closures-are-a-betrayal-says-mark-rylance-a3180361.html THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Actor Mark Rylance condemns Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/actor-mark-rylance-condemns-lambeth-library-closures-322454 DAILY MIRROR : 14th February Library cuts spark series of strikes as staff…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Cameron ‘buying off’ Tory MPs threatening to rebel over council cuts http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/09/cameron-buying-off-tory-mps-theatening-to-rebel-over-council-cuts Public Libraries News : 9th February Speaking up for libraries; deep cuts to West Berkshire and Darlington. New library in Warwickshire http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/speaking-up-for-libraries-deep-cuts-to-west-berkshire-and-darlington-new-library-in-warwickshire.html Alan…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Is this the final chapter for Swindon’s libraries as locals denounce 60% cuts? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/swindons-libraries-closures-60-per-cent-cuts THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Library campaigners descend on parliament to defend public funding http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/library-campaigners-descend-on-parliament-to-defend-public-funding THE BOOKSELLER : 9th February ‘National…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/feb/06/library-visitors-austerity-job-applications-loneliness SKY NEWS : 6th February Library Closures Top 400 In Five Years  Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP,  quoted http://news.sky.com/story/1637003/library-closures-top-400-in-five-years Conservative Home…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 - Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2015

Batley & Birstall News : 17th OctoberKirklees | Labour and Lib Dems row over library futures http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/labour-and-lib-dems-row-over-library-futures-1-7520177 Lynn News : 16th OctoberNorfolk | More than half of Norfolk’s libraries could close under sweeping county council budget cuts Lynn Library could be “one of the libraries earmarked for…

Invitation from Ed!

We don’t hear from libraries minister Ed Vaizey very often – but here’s an invitation we think you won’t be able to resist.  He wants to know what we think about culture, and how the government could… er… support it! Among other…

Library News Round-up: 4 September 2015

BBC Radio 6 Music 6 Music Celebrates Libraries1 hr programme – Sunday, 6th Sept at 1.00 pmhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b068yfx4 DCMS : 4th SeptemberEd Vaizey MP | Share your ideas for a new cultural programmehttp://dcmsblog.uk/2015/09/share-your-ideas-for-a-new-cultural-programme/Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th SeptemberLabour’s Policy Review on Libraries; a lost opportunity?http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/labours-policy-review-on-libraries-lost.html Wirral…

Library News Round-up: 22 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyLincolnshire library plans ‘perverse’ High Court told http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-plans-perverse-high-court-told-307868THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyVaizey to launch wi-fi pilot scheme today http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-launch-wifi-pilot-scheme-today-307863 CILIP : 22nd JulyImproving access to library services for visually impaired peoplehttp://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/improving-access-library-services-visually-impaired-peopleLGA : 22nd JulyPoor children being let down by…

Library News Round-up: 13 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 12th JulyEditorial | 175 innovations for your public library service … and 343 volunteer libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/175-innovations-for-your-public-library-service-and-343-volunteer-libraries.htmlHam & High : 13th JulyHave your say on £800,000 cuts putting Camden libraries in the firing lineLibraries could close, see opening hours slashed,…

Library News Round-up: 11 July 2015

They Work For You : 10th JulyParliamentary Written Answer – Ed Vaizey | Pub Libs: Voluntary Workhttp://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/BBC News : 11th JulyLeicestershire county council upbeat over library handoverhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-33488186Whitby Gazette : 11th JulyNorth Yorkshire |Closed book on changes to libraries Over half the people surveyed about…

Library News Round-up: 8 June 2015

Public Libraries News : 5th JuneThe Vaizey Network: 120 discuss the future of public librarieshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/06/the-vaizey-network-120-discuss-the-future-of-public-libraries.htmlPublic Libraries News : 7th JuneAnother window-dressing review … and more on the increasingly disastrous Cambridge “Enterprise Centre”http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/06/another-window-dressing-review-and-more-on-the-increasingly-disastrous-cambridge-enterprise-centre.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 8th JuneFathers not reading enough to…

Library News Round-up: 4 June 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 4th JuneEd Vaizey MP – Libraries must embrace the digital age to meet “changing needs and expectations” of publichttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11650196/Libraries-must-embrace-the-digital-age-to-meet-changing-needs-and-expectations-of-public.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneVaizey keen on national library frameworkhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaziey-keen-national-library-frameworkTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneLibraries urged to innovate to raise…