Tag: Greenwich

Libraries news round-up: 29 May 2018

Radical Librarians Collective: 29 May Statement condemning SCL/ UKVI deal The News: 29 May Hampshire | Work due to start on Gosport Discovery Centre revamp Includes library Eastbourne Herald: 29 May East Sussex | Council makes decision on future of Langney library News…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2018

The Guardian: 17 January London libraries assess impact of Carillion collapse https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/17/london-libraries-assess-impact-of-carillion-collapse Public Finance: 17 January Public sector looks for ways to plug gap left by Carillion http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2018/01/public-sector-looks-ways-plug-gap-left-carillion The Bookseller: 17 January Library groups call for inquiry after Carillion collapse…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2017

Oxford Mail: 12 December Take a sneak peek inside Oxford’s new library http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15709970.Take_a_sneak_peek_inside_Oxford_s_new_library/ BBC News: 12 December East Sussex | Council’s £720k overspend on library as others to close http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42320579 News Shopper: 12 December Greenwich | Plans for expanded Plumstead library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2017

Bath Echo: 16 October Plans for new approach to delivery of community libraries given the go ahead http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/plans-new-approach-delivery-community-libraries-given-go-ahead-75517/ BBC News: 16 October Northamptonshire libraries ‘could be community-run http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41641390 Northamptonshire Telegraph: 16 October BREAKING NEWS: Libraries in the firing line as…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 May

News Shopper: 4 May Greenwich bucks national trend as libraries post highest annual visits on record http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/15265252.Greenwich_bucks_national_trend_as_libraries_post_highest_annual_visits_on_record/ Falmouth Packet: 4 May Cornwall | Helston Library to be halved in size – first look at redevelopment plans http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/15264251.Helston_Library_to_be_halved_in_size___first_look_at_redevelopment_plans/ North Somerset Times:…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January

Plymouth Herald : 25th January Library closures: Everything you need to know as consultation begins today http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-closures-everything-you-need-to-know-as-consultation-begins-today/story-30084765-detail/story.html Blog Preston : 25th January Lancashire | Penwortham library and childrens centre are saved http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2017/01/penwortham-library-and-childrens-centre-are-saved/ Greenwich Conservatives : 25th January Conservatives press case for ‘Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/   East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October ‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 July 2016

THE SUNDAY TIMES : 31st July Biteback — Richard Brooks “And Vaizey’s legacy? He became the longest-serving arts minister in British politics – a source of great pride to him. He enthused, regularly attended openings and events, and was always…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July 2016

Public Libraries News: 5th July Editorial | The Big Friendly Success: Here comes the Summer Reading Challenge 2016 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/07/the-big-friendly-success-here-comes-the-summer-reading-challenge-2016.html Coventry Observer : 5th July 10 libraries + kids centres and youth clubs face Coventry council cuts axe http://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/10-libraries-kids-centres-youth-clubs-face-coventry-council-cuts-axe/ Morning Star : 5th…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th July Two thirds of Leicestershire’s libraries to be run by volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/two-thirds-leciestershires-libraries-be-run-volunteers-341666 ITV News : 4th July Third of Leicestershire libraries to be run by volunteers (it’s two thirds) http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-07-04/third-of-leicestershire-libraries-to-be-run-by-volunteers/ The Wharf : 4th July Strike…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 June 2016

Arts Technica UK : 16th June E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/ebooks-lending-public-libraries-advocate-general-cjeu/ Palatinate.org.uk : 17th June The government are waging war against the poor on a new, quiet frontier http://www.palatinate.org.uk/the-government-are-waging-war-against-the-poor-on-a-new-quiet-frontier/ LGA : 17th June…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 June 2016

The Library Campaign : 16th June Children’s literacy under threat as Greenwich plans to close mobile library service http://www.librarycampaign.com/childrens-literacy-under-threat-as-greenwich-council-plans-to-close-mobile-library-service/ Northern Echo : 16th June Crown Street Library set to re-locate to Darlington’s Dolphin Centre while Cockerton Library avoids closure http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14559298.Crown_Street_Library_set_to_re_locate_to_Darlington_s_Dolphin_Centre_while_Cockerton_Library_avoids_closure/…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2016

EVENING STANDARD : 15th February Library closures are a betrayal, says Mark Rylance http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/library-closures-are-a-betrayal-says-mark-rylance-a3180361.html THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Actor Mark Rylance condemns Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/actor-mark-rylance-condemns-lambeth-library-closures-322454 DAILY MIRROR : 14th February Library cuts spark series of strikes as staff…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February ‘Libraries have betrayed publishers’, festival hears  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-should-partner-libraries-321273 Chronicle Live : 2nd February Charity behind Northumberland’s leisure centres and libraries asks for £1m bailout http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-behind-northumberlands-leisure-centres-10821436 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd February “You should get volunteers” – councillor…

Library News Round-up: 14 October 2014

The Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessments of Public Spending Cuts – A Resource Database http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/chrp/projects/spendingcuts/resources/databaseUnion Solidarity International : 14th OctoberGreenwich | Librarians on strike over staff cuts, reduction of service and pay“Since GLL took over the service one library has closed, the…

Libraries News Round up: 1 October 2014

BBC News : 1st OctoberSecond library consultation starts after High Court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29438362Save Lincs Libraries : 1st October Dear Nick Worth, about that library proposal from Mrs Palmer…http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/10/01/dear-nickworth-about-that-library-proposal-from-mrs-palmer/Public Libraries News : 30th SeptemberEditorial | Sheffield takes last step, Lincolnshire does it again … while…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2014

CILIP’s Big Day and AGM : 20th SeptemberSieghart warns that libraries are at a “Beeching moment” http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/inspiring-member-achievements-and-important-decisions-cilip-s-big-day-and-agm Boston Target : 20th SeptemberLincs libraries could be saved by not for profit organisationhttp://www.bostontarget.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-saved-profit-organisation/story-22932079-detail/story.htmlPortsmouth News : 19th SeptemberLibrary cuts mark a ‘black day’ for Hampshire…

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: 12th April 2014

This Is Local London : 12th April Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand  http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11145261.Greenwich_libraries_extend_opening_hours_following_public_demand/ Get Hampshire : 12th April Library staff jobs under threat in council bid to save money http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/library-staff-hampshire-face-job-6981339 Maidenhead Advertiser : 12th April Royal Borough…