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Libraries News Round-up: 21 September 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 21 September East Sussex | Tories deny ‘railroading through’ library closures http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/tories-deny-railroading-through-library-closures-1-8160901 Hastings Observer: 21 September East Sussex | Letter: One of the most deprived areas http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/your-say/one-of-the-most-deprived-areas-1-8161148http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/your-say/one-of-the-most-deprived-areas-1-8161148 Huddersfield Examiner: 21 September Kirklees | Massive development plans for Mirfield…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 28 October 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 28th OctoberI doubt even the House of Lords could save my local library now ‘This is the beginning of the end. The notion of libraries as special is lost.’ http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/28/house-lords-cuts-local-library-servicesGet West London : 28th OctoberYiewsley Library is back in…

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: 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…