Tag: funding

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: 30 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th June Authors speak out on Staffordshire libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-speak-out-staffordshire-libraries.html THE GUARDIAN : 30th June Warnings over public services as local councils face funding shortfalls Councils facing a funding gap of £5.8bn to March 2016, which could put…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 June 2014

Parliament.uk : 23rd June Questions | Public Libraries – Helen Goodman MP.  Responses – Ed Vaizey MP http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm140623/text/140623w0003.htm#1406246000030 Newmarket News : 24th June West Suffolk | Forest Heath to benefit from almost £1 million in arts funding from Arts Council England http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Newmarket/Forest-Heath-to-benefit-from-almost-1-million-in-arts-funding-from-Arts-Council-England-20140624134247.htm…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th April 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th April The ‘right’ to read http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/right-read.html Bay TV Liverpool : 17th April Public meetings to be held on the future of Liverpool’s libraries  http://www.baytvliverpool.com/vod/index.php?vid=OBV534fff9b1f473 Teleread.com : 17th April UK Shadow Culture Minister plays Robin Hood against…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th April 2014

Local Government Lawyer : 3rd April Ministers unveil £410m transformation fund plus challenge panel  The independent panel will advise “on what needs to happen both locally and nationally to increase the pace and scale of transformation within public services”. It…

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: 11th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Lincolnshire library campaigners file for judicial review http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-file-judicial-review.html BBC News : 11th February Lincolnshire group challenges council’s library change A campaign group is going to the High Court to challenge a move by Lincolnshire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th February 2014

Kent Online : 10th February Minister Ed Vaizey picks Deal library as the place to be on National Library Day Mr Vaizey said: “It is important libraries remain relevant.” http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/minister-comes-to-deal-for-12558/ THE BOOKSELLER : 10th February Blog | Get stuck in – by Desmond…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th February 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 7th February A local cheer for National Libraries Day The branch library around the corner is a shining example of why the resource is so vital across the country http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/feb/07/local-national-libraries-day-branch-vital THE BOOKSELLER : 7th February Liverpool library…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th February 2014

The Magic of Libraries – Video for National Libraries Day http://vimeo.com/85812331 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd February Journal articles made free to public libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/journal-articles-made-free-public-libraries.html THE BOOKSELLER : 4th February HC UK makes all e-books available for library loan Good EReader reported…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 28th January Editorial | To claim that paid staff can in any way give a better service is ridiculous” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/to-claim-that-paid-staff-can-in-any-way-give-a-better-service-is-ridiculous.html LocalGov : 29th January Councils paying over the odds for IT equipment, survey finds http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-paying-over-the-odds-for-IT-equipment-survey-finds/35492 Locality.org : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th December 2013

Northern Echo : 29th December Reduced opening hours at libraries in borough of Stockton in new year http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/teesvalley/hartlepool/10903254.Reduced_opening_hours_at_libraries_in_borough_of_Stockton_in_near_year_/ Public Libraries News : 27th December Changes in branch numbers 2007/8 to 2012/13 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/12/changes-in-branch-numbers-20078-to-201213.html Haringey Independent : 28th December Haringey Borough Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th December 2013

Get West London : 19th December Harrow | ‘Positive future’ no more as library management company in consultation with staff over redundancies  http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/incoming/positive-future-no-more-library-6432962 The Star : 19th December Funding promise for Sheffield library facing closure http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/funding-promise-for-sheffield-library-facing-closure-1-6325942 Crosby Herald : 19th December Sefton | Carnegie…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th December 2013

BBC News : 6th December Somerset | Library volunteers scheme criticised by community group http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-25256102 THE GUARDIAN : 6th December Authors’ Public Lending Right payments frozen http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/06/authors-public-lending-right-payments-frozen THE BOOKSELLER : 6th December Pembrokeshire reviews mobile libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pembrokeshire-reviews-mobile-libraries.html BBC News : 6th December…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th November 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 8th November GLL, Bibliotheca and Lincolnshire Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/gll-bibliotheca-and-lincolnshire.html  Manchester Evening News : 8th November Trafford | Council set to make staff take unpaid holidays in new cuts  Volunteers would also be needed to help run the borough’s 14…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th October 2013

CILIP : 30th October Call for Government to honour promise to publish annual review of public libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/call-government-honour-promise-publish-annual-review-public-libraries The Lincolnite : 30th October Lincolnshire people strongly opposed to library cuts, survey finds http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/10/lincolnshire-residents-strongly-oppose-library-cuts-consultation-finds/ Stamford Mercury : 30th October Lincolnshire library…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th October 2013

BBC News : 8th October England’s young adults trail world in literacy and maths http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320 BBC News : 8th October Carol Buck loses Doncaster library funding appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-24447890 ITV News : 8th October Former Doncaster Mayor wins library legal battle…