Tag: England

Libraries News Round-up: 19 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 19th December Public library loans show dramatic fall in last two years  Almost 16m fewer books have been loaned in England and Wales since 2014, reinforcing a bleak picture of widespread budget cuts and branch closures. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/19/uk-public-library-loans-show-dramatic-fall-in-last-two-years…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th December New analysis shows extent of England’s library book spend drop http://www.thebookseller.com/news/book-spend-and-lending-declines-448271 Public Libraries News : 14th December Editorial | Reading, Feeding and staying open on Christmas Day: innovation continues http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/12/reading-feeding-and-staying-open-on-christmas-day-innovation-continues.html THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December ‘Heartbreaking’ cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June 2016

CILIP : 22nd June Bringing people together in memories http://www.cilip.org.uk/blog/bringing-people-together-memories SCL : 22nd June Libraries to Invest Time and Resources in Art and Culture http://goscl.com/libraries-to-invest-time-and-resources-in-art-and-culture/ SCL BBC and Society of Chief Librarians Sign Strategic Partnership http://goscl.com/bbc-and-society-of-chief-librarians-sign-strategic-partnership/ Derry Journal : 22nd…

Library News Round-up: 30 November 2014

THE OBSERVER : 30th NovemberLetter | Council leaders of all parties plead for no more cuts119 councils, including 40 Tory signatories http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2014/nov/30/letters-council-leaders-across-spectrum-plead-no-more-cuts THE OBSERVER : 30th NovemberTory shires join call for more cash and powers for England’s regionsCouncil leaders demand devolution and an end…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2014

CILIP’s Big Day and AGM : 20th SeptemberSieghart warns that libraries are at a “Beeching moment” http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/inspiring-member-achievements-and-important-decisions-cilip-s-big-day-and-agm Boston Target : 20th SeptemberLincs libraries could be saved by not for profit organisationhttp://www.bostontarget.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-saved-profit-organisation/story-22932079-detail/story.htmlPortsmouth News : 19th SeptemberLibrary cuts mark a ‘black day’ for Hampshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 18th SeptemberEd Vaizey v. Sheffield Council: battle is joineddetailed analysis of Ed Vaizey’s letter to the councilhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/ed-vaizey-v-sheffield-council-battle-is-joined.htmlAlan Gibbons Diary : 19th SeptemberWhat Ed Vaizey doesn’t tell you http://alangibbons.net/2014/09/what-ed-vaizey-doesnt-tell-you/ THE BOOKSELLER : 19th SeptemberVaizey letter delays Sheffield…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2014

BBC News : 4th SeptemberThousands sign 10-year-old’s Falmouth Library petitionhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-29052002Pirate FM Radio : 4th SeptemberFalmouth schoolboy hands in a five and a half thousand signature petition over the future of Cornwall’s libraries. “It’s been proven that reading makes you a lot…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 August 2014

The Spectator : 2nd AugustMutually assured benefits: Francis Maude’s public sector revolutionhttp://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/08/mutually-assured-benefits-francis-maudes-public-sector-revolution/CILIP : 1st AugustSpeaking volumes about the worth and work of public libraries Jenny Peachey is Policy Officer at Carnegie UK Trust http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/speaking-volumes-about-worth-and-work-public-librariesCILIP : 1st AugustPress Release | Cilip MMIT Group Annual Conf:…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July 2014

Public Libraries News Useful Statistics See change in usage, borrowing, spending and number of libraries in England http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/useful/statistics  BBC News : 5th July Devon villagers to empty library over cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-28169519 Leicester Mercury : 5th July Council accused of passing…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June 2014

Express & Star : 14th June Editorial | Libraries are our cultural soul, now who will save them? I barely have the time to read novels as it is, let alone run a library. http://www.expressandstar.com/comment-and-opinion/2014/06/14/libraries-are-our-cultural-soul-now-who-will-save-them/ Express & Echo : 14th June Exeter’s refurbished…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd June Support for statutory school libraries grows http://www.thebookseller.com/news/support-statutory-school-libraries-grows.html Public Libraries News : 1st June Public Library Standards in England http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/useful/documents/public-library-standards-in-England Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd June Volunteer limitations  ‘Volunteering has been our Achilles heel’ – A report…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th March 2014

DCMS : 24th March Library comparison reports published We have commissioned a comprehensive set of benchmarking reports, for a second year running, which are published today.  Some LAs not listed https://www.gov.uk/government/news/library-comparison-reports-published  THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Four Newcastle libraries to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March Sieghart submissions highlight library ‘lottery’ CILIP quoted http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-submissions-highlight-library-lottery.html Huffington Post : 21st March The Death of Multiculturalism?  Newham’s libraries feature prominently http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/iram-sarwar/multiculturalism_b_5001582.html THE GUARDIAN : 21st March Manchester Central Library reopens after £50m revamp http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/21/manchester-central-library-reopens-50m-pound-revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th February 2014

DCMS | Sieghart Review – Open consultation Public libraries: what do you think? Call for evidence –  submit before 5pm on Friday 21 March 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/public-libraries-what-do-you-think The above refers to this > DCMS | Press Release : 8th February William Sieghart to chair panel…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th October 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 10th October Super-libraries herald a new age in the life of a humble institution The rise of super-libraries is an example of the growing inequality in the provision of libraries across the country http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2013/oct/10/super-libraries-birmingham-public-resources THE GUARDIAN : …

Libraries News Round-up: 17th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th September Half of Sheffield’s libraries under threat Threats to libraries in Moray, Sunderland, Neath and Flintshire also feature http://www.thebookseller.com/news/half-sheffields-libraries-under-threat.html ITV News : 17th September Sheffield libraries could face closure inc. Video http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-09-17/sheffield-libraries-could-face-closure/ BBC News : 17th…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st September 2013

The Observer : 1st September Birmingham’s last hurrah for local pride before civic Britain is culled http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/01/birmingham-library-last-hurrah-civic-britain Spalding Guardian : 1st September Anger over plans to close libraries ” I can’t see the need or the point of any of…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 23rd July Edinburgh visitors up 15%: the England/Scotland divide http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/edinburgh-visitors-up-15-the-englandscotland-divide.html Good Library Guide : 23rd July Fact or friction The  Sieghart programme is a nonsense on several levels – and this is only  one of them. …

Libraries News Round-up: 12th July 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 12th July Campaigners warn of libraries in crisis across England http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/campaigners-warn-of-libraries-in-crisis-across-england-8706460.html THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Library campaigners predict 1,000 closures by 2016 http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/12/library-campaigners-1000-closures-2016 Public Libraries News : 11th July DCMS to consult on abolishing an already…