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Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2015

Libraries Taskforce : 26th November Blog – Kathy Settle | Our first six months https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/11/26/our-first-six-months/ Libraries Taskforce: six month progress report April – September 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leadership-for-libraries-taskforce-six-month-progress-report-april-september-2015 Brixton Blog : 26th November Gym-trification: Lambeth’s dodgy scheme to turn libraries into gyms parodied in Private…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th November CILIP warns Cameron on cuts ahead of Autumn Statement http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-warns-cameron-on-cuts-ahead-autumn-statement-316522 In The Bay : 13th November Massive cuts to services by Lancashire County Council  Total library cuts rising to £4.1m http://www.inthebay.co.uk/Massive-cuts-to-services-by-Lancashire-County-Council-74aad985-89e6-4633-9a73-526703c122f3-ds Beverley Guardian : 13th…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2015

Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth Council Scrutiny response shows setting up of book-ish gyms will take £1m of funding away from other leisure services http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/11/lambeth-council-scrutiny-response-shows-setting-up-of-book-ish-gyms-will-take-1m-of-funding-away-from-other-lambeth-leisure-services/ Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth library campaigner pens open letter to Cllr Jane…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 November 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1404 | Library News “Library users in Anglesey face a variety of awful options for their cash-strapped service as this island consults over cuts.” Available in newsagents THE BOOKSELLER : 9th November Fifty jobs may go as…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2015

BBC News : 15th OctoberNorfolk County Council budget cuts could see libraries close Almost 60% of libraries in Norfolk could close as county council bosses look to save £111m over the next three years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-34540033Shropshire Star : 15th OctoberCourt vow over Shropshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1403Library News | Lambeth (p.35) Available now in newsagentsSave Lincolnshire Libraries : 14th OctoberVolunteer Crisis http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/volunteer-crisis/ Shropshire Star : 14th OctoberShropshire Council Cabinet votes to offload community libraries http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/14/live-shropshire-council-cabinet-meeting-to-decide-future-of-libraries/Juice Radio, Brighton : 14th OctoberCouncil Leader Warns City’s Finances Are In Crisis proposals for community hubs and…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2015

Government Computing : 13th OctoberCivica awarded Scottish libraries management system deal http://devolved.governmentcomputing.com/news/civica-awarded-scottish-libraries-management-system-deal-4692019BDaily : 13th OctoberSpecialist firm completes Bristol Central Library archive relocation https://bdaily.co.uk/industrials/13-10-2015/specialist-firm-completes-bristol-central-library-archive-relocation/ Kilburn Times : 13th OctoberTorch vigil remembers annivesary of library closures in Brent http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/heritage/torch_vigil_remembers_annivesary_of_library_closures_in_brent_1_4269000 This Is Local London : 13th OctoberFuture of…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 October 2015

Chester Chronicle : 9th OctoberCheshire West librarian, Ian Anstice, receives national award http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/local-news/cheshire-west-librarian-receives-national-10226735The Argus : 9th OctoberHistoric Hove Library facing new closure threat http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/13836656.Historic_Hove_Library_facing_new_closure_threat/Wetherby News : 9th OctoberNorth Yorkshire | Libraries: how to get involved (as volunteers) http://www.wetherbynews.co.uk/news/local/libraries-how-to-get-involved-1-7503199 Brent & Kilburn Times : 9th OctoberLibrary campaigners win…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 October 2015

Research Information : 8th October CILIP pro-Conservative tweet raises members’ hackles http://www.researchinformation.info/news/news_story.php?news_id=2001Conservative Home (published online – 8th Oct)Judy Terry: Suffolk shows how libraries can thrive as social enterprises However, if I were in the driving seat again today, I’d be looking at something…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 October 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 7th OctoberCouncils can lead the way on rethinking public services The managed withdrawal of services such as libraries …. will probably see a majority of councils through to the end of the decade.http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/07/councils-rethink-public-services-devolution-george-osborne This Is Local London : 7th…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2015

ITV News : 3rd October Latest community library in Leicester opens today http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-10-03/latest-community-library-in-leicester-opens-today/ For Info: Anstey Library’s opening times: http://libraryopeningtimes.co.uk/listing-1722.htmlDon’t Privatise Libraries : 3rd OctoberLewisham Library Campaigners raise concerns re cuts, volunteers & consultation with Head of Service http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/lewisham-library-campaigners-raise.html Brixton Buzz : 3rd October U-turn from…

Library News Round-up: 16 September 2015

BBC News : 16th SeptemberNHS trust to take over 8 Staffordshire libraries The detail of how the eight libraries would be staffed has yet to be worked out, a trust spokesperson said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34262906 West Briton : 16th SeptemberCornwall | Public consultation launched over future of…

Library News Round-up: 10 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th SeptemberReading Agency presents report to Downing Streethttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/six-book-challenge-312000 Six Book Challenge Impact Report http://readingagency.org.uk/adults/Six_Book_Challenge_evaluation_Full_Report_FINAL.pdf Grantham Journal : 10th SeptemberLincolnshire | Fears for the future of Grantham Libraryhttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/fears-for-the-future-of-grantham-library-1-6951760 Daily Echo : 10th SeptemberCrunch talks over future of six Southampton librarieshttp://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13710916.Crunch_talks_over_future_of_six_Southampton_libraries/ Cambrian News…

Library News Round-up: 22 August 2015

Shropshire Star : 22nd AugustAnti-cuts campaign started over Leominster Libraryhttp://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/08/22/anti-cuts-campaign-started-over-leominster-library/ The Courier : 22nd AugustFife library closures will be a ‘looming catastrophe’http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/fife-library-closures-will-be-a-looming-catastrophe-1.895898

Library News Round-up: 20 August 2015

Alan Gibbons Blog : 19th AugustAlan’s Letter to Nicky Morganhttp://alangibbons.net/2015/08/letter-to-nicky-morgan/Public Libraries News : 19th AugustSpecial: Automatic English child library membership? No, not really.http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/08/special-automatic-english-child-library-membership-no-not-really.htmlLeon’s Library Blog : 20th AugustWhat is comprehensive & efficient? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/08/20/what-is-comprehensive-efficient/ …Fife Today : 20th AugustCould communities unwittingly undermine efforts to…

Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th AugustReview Explores the Role of Volunteers in LibrariesA review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services…

Library News Round-up: 11 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustLadybird partners with Read On. Get On. campaignhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/ladybird-partners-read-get-campaign-308917THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustSouthampton libraries to close unless volunteers come forwardThe news comes at the same time as local businesses in Enfield have been asked to share space with one…

Library News Round-up: 27 July 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 26th JulyDavid Cameron’s cuts mean 360,000 children couldn’t visit a library last yearhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-camerons-cuts-mean-360000-6144193THE INDEPENDENT : 27th JulyGoogle scheme saves Birmingham Library from restricting opening hours over budget cutshttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/google-scheme-saves-birmingham-library-from-restricting-opening-hours-over-budget-cuts-10417082.html Birmingham Mail : 27th JulyLibrary of Birmingham to open to…

Library News Round-up: 24 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 24th JulyDrop in younger children visiting libraries is worrying, says Chris Riddell This story has been very widely published Some queries have since been raised about the reliability of the figures quoted therein. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/24/drop-younger-children-visiting-libraries-chris-riddellDCMS : July 2015Taking…

Library News Round-up: 17 July 2015

BBC News : 17th JulyPlans to close seven Bristol libraries overturnedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-33564321 Bristol.gov : 17th JulyPress Release | Fresh Proposals – Librarieshttp://news.bristol.gov.uk/fresh-proposals-for-the-future-of-bristols-library-service-have-been-revealed/ Bournemouth Echo : 17th JulyPoole | Axed mobile library leaves residents ‘with no alternative’http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13439813.Axed_mobile_library_leaves_residents____with_no_alternative___/Biggleswade Chronicle : 17th JulyBedfordshire | Mobile library service ‘at risk’ 
in consultationhttp://www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk/news/local-news/mobile-library-service-at-risk-in-consultation-1-6854195The Courier…