Tag: future of libraries

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: 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: 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…