Tag: future of libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2016

Public Libraries News : 11th December Minister “leads fight back” + Torfaen “I just wanted someone to know the Telegraph story about Swindon is a load of rubbish. Rob Wilson is not holding Swindon to account. He had a nice cosy…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 June 2016

PRIVATE EYE  Issue No. 1420 : Library News (p.35) Crown Street Library, Darlington In newsagents now Croydon Citizen : 8th June What do Croydon’s children think about libraries? http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/croydons-children-think-libraries/ Sheffield Star : 8th June Letter | The fight for libraries http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/we-should-not-have-to-choose-our-cuts-1-7952573 Sheffield…

Library News Round-up: 1 April 2015

PRIVATE EYE Library News (p.27) – Barnetavailable in newsagents today Pedronicus : 1st AprilThe “future of libraries” and the black hole of “Library Leadership”https://pedronicusuk.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/the-future-of-libraries-and-the-black-hole-of-library-leadership/BBC News : 1st AprilMerthyr Tydfil leisure services handed to trusthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-32143238Croydon Guardian : 1st AprilLetter | Library’s wheels falling offhttp://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/12864978.Letter_to_the_Editor__Library___s_wheels_falling_off/ Hull Daily Mail :…

Library News Round-up: 4 December 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th DecemberGoodman out, Bryant in as shadow culture ministerhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/goodman-out-bryant-shadow-culture-ministerBBC News : 3rd DecemberLabour Reshuffle …Shadow arts minister Helen Goodman takes on the shadow welfare reform brief.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30310735Public Libraries News : 3rd DecemberEditorial | Peak Library, the perils of competitive tendering, double taxation…

Library News Round-up: 4 November 2014

Nottingham Post : 4th NovemberNottinghamshire County Council budget: Millions of pounds in cuts and hundreds of job lossesAll county libraries could be run by trusts or not-for-profit organisations in the future.http://www.nottinghampost.com/Nottinghamshire-County-Council-budget-Millions/story-24108852-detail/story.htmlNews Shopper : 4th NovemberStrike action called off by Greenwich’s…

Library News Round-up: 23 October 2014

BBC News : 22nd OctoberWales should have ‘national’ library service, say experts Ministers said financial strains on public services meant the current model was “unlikely to survive”.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-29726742DAILY EXPRESS : 23rd OctoberHospital volunteers ‘should get £200 off their council tax’Libraries mentionedhttp://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/526243/Hospital-volunteers-200-off-council-taxHowever, please also…

Library News Round-up: 11 October 2014

Hereford Times : 10th OctoberLetter | Herefordshire | Presiding over library shambleshttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11518884.Presiding_over_library_shambles/View from Online : 10th OctoberSouth Somerset | Council to consider future of libraries with ‘no plans to close any buildings’http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/33924/3/1/south-somerset-council-to-consider-futureHorncastle News : 10th OctoberLetter | Lincolnshire council can save money by binning County Newshttp://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-council-can-save-money-by-binning-county-news-1-6348321 Cornish Guardian…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th SeptemberYoung Americans ‘as keen on libraries as ever’Young people in the US are just as likely to use libraries as older adults, and are more sceptical of the level of information available on the internet, according…

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: 27 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 27th AugustLetters | The evolving role of libraries in the digital age in response to The Guardian View on the Loss of Public Libraries http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/27/evolving-role-libraries-digital-age Mirfield Reporter : 27th AugustLetter | Kirklees library plan leaves me in total disbelief!http://www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk/news/your-letters/kirklees-library-plan-leaves-me-in-total-disbelief-1-6807155Express & Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 19th AugustReaders absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study findshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisationW F Howes : 19th AugustW.F. Howes launches eBook service for libraries UK’s leading publisher of unabridged audiobooks, and subsidiary of Recorded Books Inc., today announced the launch…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July 2014

Save Lincs Libraries : 18th JulyPress Release : Public Interest Lawyershttp://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/18/high-court-quashes-decision-of-lincolnshire-county-council-to-close-libraries/Malvern Gazette : 19th JulyWorcestershire | Library changes could have been far worse, says council leaderCouncillor Adrian Hardman says the only reason no libraries are earmarked for closure is because of massive…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th July ‘Thunderclap’ for Lincolnshire Libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/thunderclap-lincolnshire-libraries.html Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 7th July Rallying Cry | And so begins Lincolnshire’s High Court Fight for Libraries  http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/07/and-so-begins-lincolnshires-high-court-fight-for-libraries-libraryjudicialreview/  Lincolnshire Echo : 7th July Save Lincolnshire Libraries: protest heads to the High…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 July 2014

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd July Sir Peter Tapsell (Con MP) & Lincs Library Cuts Councillor Stephen Palmer receives an answer to his Open Letter from the Father of the House http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/03/sir-peter-tapsell-con-mp-lincs-library-cuts/ The Journal : 3rd July Ireland | Literacy to be targeted…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th June Pubs could deliver more future library services http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pubs-could-deliver-more-future-library-services.html LGA Magazine by William Sieghart – ‘Future Libraries’ http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/first-features/-/journal_content/56/10180/6287803/NEWS Don’t Privatise Libraries : 26th June Dawn of the Unread, Merrick Cockell, franchising & Sieghart’s message to the…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 June 2014

Public Libraries News : 9th June Editorial | Shadow minister Helen Goodman MP shows an interest http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/06/shadow-minister-helen-goodman-mp-shows-an-interest.html Question Everything : 10th June Power to the People How are you supposed to represent people when you haven’t asked them for their views? http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/power-to-people.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th April 2014

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Caught at least three ways: e-lending and librarians’ dilemma http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/04/caught-at-least-three-ways-e-lending-and-librarians-dilemma.html Alan Wylie’s submission to the Sieghart Advisory Panel on Public Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/my-submission-to-sieghart-advisory.html Torquay Herald : 17th April Public consultation on library service http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Public-consultation-library-service/story-20974238-detail/story.html

Libraries News Round-up: 12th March 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 12th March Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/10691061/Malorie-Blackman-Why-are-libraries-mandatory-in-prisons-but-not-schools.html Skegness Standard : 11th March Wainfleet Library and museum cut fears However, from May 6, opening hours are reducing from 14 hours to 8.  …

Libraries News Round-up: 6th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 6th March By Alan Wylie | World Book Day: libraries are a lifeline for literacy and social mobility The long-term effects of council cuts to libraries could be disastrous – literacy and a love of reading is essential for…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th February 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th February Editorial | Campaigners should not have to pay to protect libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/campaigners-should-not-have-to-pay-to-protect-libraries.html THE GUARDIAN : 28th February Privatisation helps west London libraries turn over new leaf http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/feb/28/privatisation-west-london-libraries?commentpage=1 Public Policy Exchange The Future of Local Libraries and…