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Libraries News Round-up: 19 May

Speak Up for Libraries: 19 May Manifesto for Libraries for the General Election 2017 http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/manifesto-for-libraries-for-the-general-election-2017/ Shields Gazette: 19 May South Tyneside Council gives go-ahead for library plans consultation http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/south-tyneside-council-gives-go-ahead-for-library-plans-consultation-1-8550290 Northern Echo: 19 May ‘I should have listened to you’ –…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March 2016

Barrhead News : 16th March Barrhead’s library is safe from closure amidst East Renfrewshire Council cuts East Renfrewshire libraries stay open but hours cut http://www.barrheadnews.com/news/14345123.Libraries_will_not_close_despite_funding_cuts/ The Northern Echo : 16th March Council chiefs admit Darlington’s library closure plan will cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March 2016

Newbury Today : 9th March West Berkshire | Kintbury author’s unswerving support for local libraries Robert Harris http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17543/Kintbury-author-s-unswerving-support-for.html Newbury Today : 9th March West Berkshire | Thatcham’s Priory could help counter library cuts Thatcham Library is facing closure. http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/thatcham/17541/Thatcham-s-Priory-could-help-counter.html Get Bucks : 9th March Running libraries as charities is…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th February Bradford council washes its hands of 14 libraries after ‘devastating’ budget cuts http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/26/bradford-council-washes-its-hands-of-14-libraries-after-devastating-budget-cuts Oxford Mail : 26th February Spelling out our libraries’ future after council cuts “Are Oxfordshire’s 43 libraries all safe?”  –  the county council…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2016

Fife Today : 18th February Councillors vote to close 16 libraries in Fife http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillors-vote-to-close-16-libraries-in-fife-1-4034344 Argyllshire Advertiser : 19th February Librarians removed in budget cuts EVERY school librarian in Argyll and Bute will be made redundant …. http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/2016/02/19/librarians-removed-in-budget-cuts/ Librarians removed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 27th January The loss of libraries is another surefire way to entrench inequality http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/jan/27/loss-libraries-entrench-inequality-poor-family Knowledge Exchange : 27th January Rural transport: connecting communities communites being “cut off” http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/27/rural-transport-connecting-communities/ Huddersfield Examiner : 27th January Kirklees Council says protests…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January 2016

SCL : 12th January New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future http://goscl.com/new-report-looks-at-creating-a-single-library-digital-presence-to-support-public-libraries-in-the-future/ Lincolnshire Echo: 12th January Letter | ‘Lincolnshire County Council is swinging its axe at the wrong target in libraries’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-8216-Lincolnshire-County-Council-swinging/story-28474717-detail/story.html…

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: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 5th January Council services will never be the same again Central government funding cuts will force councils to dust off their more radical plans to close children’s centres and libraries – while giving them an opportunity to…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 December 2015

Horncastle News : 28th December Lincolnshire | No guarantees but Horncastle Library set to avoid cuts GLL “could be asked to make plans for around £500,000 in additional savings” http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/no-guarantees-but-library-set-to-avoid–cuts-1-7134644 Brixton Blog : 28th December Lambeth | Burning calories, burning books http://www.brixtonblog.com/34971-2/34971 Press &…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 December 2015

LSE : 22nd December You don’t have to close public libraries to kill the principle upon which they were built — Ian Anstice http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/public-libraries-in-an-age-of-austerity/ West Briton : 22nd December Truro Library under threat of closure http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Truro-library-threat-closure/story-28391217-detail/story.html Hinckley Times : 22nd December…

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: 16 December 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 16th December Refugees won’t destroy public services, but austerity will The following constitutes the article’s only reference to Libraries: ‘No community should be faced with the decision of having to close libraries or children’s centres in order…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2015

YOU TUBE Save Barnet Libraries animation Residents & school children star in a new film.  It’s brilliant! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3XfibjbJuA&feature=youtu.be THE GUARDIAN : 11th December Val McDermid and Ian Rankin join attack on swingeing library cuts Fife and Lambeth featured.  Laura Swaffield quoted…

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: 8 December 2015

Brixton Blog : 8th December Lambeth | Libraries ‘staff mutual’ not ruled out http://www.brixtonblog.com/libraries-staff-mutual-not-ruled/34622 Herald Scotland : 8th December New concern for Scotland’s libraries as sixteen are axed by one local authority http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14132157.New_concern_for_Scotland_s_libraries_as_sixteen_are_axed_by_one_local_authority/ Sussex Express : 8th December Cut in opening hours…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2015

Public Libraries News : 6th December Editorial | Vlogging and library data http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/12/vlogging-and-library-data.html Falkirk Herald : 6th December Call to save Falkirk libraries before it’s too late Cuts to Libraries “would amount to 29 per cent of the overall cuts”. http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/call-to-save-falkirk-libraries-before-it-s-too-late-1-3966584 Local…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 December 2015

Cambridge News : 3rd December Mobile Libraries are handed a reprieve http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Lollipop-ladies-facing-chop-8211-mobile-libraries/story-28286945-detail/story.html Brixton Blog : 3rd December VIDEO | Users of Lambeth libraries & people campaigning to keep the borough’s libraries open speak out http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-campaigners-speak-out/34463 Swindon Advertiser : 3rd December Threat to…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Croydon may close all but one of its libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-may-close-all-one-its-libraries-317495 THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Barnet | Campaigners raise thousands to challenge library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-raise-thousands-challenge-library-cuts-317497 Droitwich Advertiser : 1st December We need to shed another £475,000 from…