Tag: future of libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 25th February 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 25th February Losing Britain’s libraries: The places where we discover books are imperiled like never before  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/losing-britains-libraries-the-places-where-we-discover-books-are-imperiled-like-never-before-9152768.html In Loughborough : 25th February Leicestershire | Future of libraries to be considered The county council proposes to encourage community groups to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th February 2014

BBC News : 20th February Hampshire mobile library services face cutbacks  The consultation also includes changes to how libraries in Grayshott, Kingsclere and Milford on Sea are run. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-26269581 Cambridge News : 20th February £3m for two new libraries in…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th February 2014

BBC News : 18th February Lincolnshire county council’s libraries changes ‘unlawful’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-26242117 THE BOOKSELLER : 18th February DCMS consults on closing library advisory body http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-consults-closing-library-advisory-body.html Public Libraries News : 17th February Editorial | Goodbye Advisory Council on Libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/goodbye-advisory-council-on-libraries.html Public Libraries News…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th January 2014

The Westcountry : 10th January Cornwall | Jobs under threat as libraries and one stop shops to cut opening hours and merge http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/10928571.Jobs_under_threat_as_libraries_and_one_stop_shops_to_cut_opening_hours_and_merge/ ITV News : 10th January Nick Clegg backs campaign to save Sheffield libraries http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-01-10/nick-clegg-backs-campaign-to-save-sheffield-libraries/ Sheffield Telegraph : 10th January…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th December 2013

Welsh Government : 3rd December Written Statement – Public Libraries in Wales http://wales.gov.uk/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2013/8265614/?lang=en# The Star : 5th December Sheffield pupils take library battle to Town Hall The youngsters also handed over 200 copies of a survey completed by pupils in…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th November Library cuts ‘worse in deprived north’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-cuts-worse-deprived-north.html CILIP : 28th November Damaging library cuts are wrong and dangerous http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/damaging-library-cuts-are-wrong-and-dangerous Public Libraries News : 28th November The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 21st November Campaigner meeting with Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group 20/11/13  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/campaigner-meeting-with-libraries-all-party-parliamentary-group-201113 Mumsnet:  ‘Self service library counters – I hate ’em (50 posts) http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1919397-Self-service-library-counters-I-hate-em Birmingham Post : 21st November Capita pockets £1.2m to create Library of Birmingham…