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Libraries News Round-up: 12 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th April Government intervention in Lambeth libraries confirmed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervention-lambeth-libraries-confirmed-326169 THE BOOKSELLER: 11th April The Carnegie lesson http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/carnegie-lesson-326148 Leicester Mercury : 12th April Deals could be struck to save three more of the (36) closure-threatened Leicestershire libraries http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Deals-struck-save-closure-threatened/story-29095623-detail/story.html

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th April Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/11/government-to-investigate-lambeths-library-plans BBC News : 11th April Government seeks answers over Carnegie Library closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36017224  Brixton Buzz : 11th April Government Minister considers formal inquiry into Lambeth Council’s book-ish gyms…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 April 2016

FT  Weekend : 2nd April page 4, national news Henry Mance, Political Editor:  Libraries on Borrowed Time as Volume of Cuts Grows Socialist Worker : 2nd April Carnegie library occupation deepens cracks in Lambeth’s austerity Labour Party https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42463/Carnegie+library+occupation+deepens+cracks+in+Lambeths+austerity+Labour+Party Brixton Buzz…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 1st April scroll down: Letter | Sarah Church – Chair, Save Swindon’s Libraries Don’t rely on library volunteers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/31/only-high-quality-steel-production-has-a-future-in-britain/ FINANCIAL TIMES : 1st April Locals protest as benchpresses replace books http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7018f0d4-f818-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html#axzz44akTjWwu THE BOOKSELLER : 1st Arpil Protestors refuse…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 31st March If librarians and steelworkers wanted state bail-outs they should have done something useful – like bankers http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/if-librarians-and-steelworkers-wanted-state-bail-outs-they-should-have-done-something-useful-like-a6962121.html THE GUARDIAN : 31st March Lambeth library plans condemned as ‘absolute shambles’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/31/lambeth-library-plans-london-budget-cuts-close ITV News : 31st March…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2016

Brixton Blog : 14th March New strike over library plans http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-strike-library-plans/36270 The Bookseller : 14th March Finland ranked most literate nation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/finland-most-literate-nation-324313 Brixton Blog : 14th March Carnegie library – the issues http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library/36290 Get West London : 14th March Boris…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 5th March Who would be a librarian now? You know what, I’ll have a go http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/05/librarian-professional-calling-priest-degree Question Everything They Tell You : 5th March A cynic is what an idealist calls a realist Oxfordshire and Swindon discussed…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2016

Leon’s Library Blog: 22nd January The DCMS or LGA says jump, the SCL asks ‘how high?’ http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/22/how-high/ The Library Campaign: 22nd January Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Swindon Council http://www.librarycampaign.com/submission-from-royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-to-swindon-council/ Torquay Herald Express: 22nd January Totnes…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 January 2016

Chronicle Live : 20th January The Government hopes that a public weary of local council cuts will let them off the hook David Stockdale is Newcastle Council’s cabinet member for communities and facilities http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/news-opinion/government-hopes-public-weary-local-10765824 Telegraph & Argus : 21st January…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January 2016

SCL : 12th January New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future http://goscl.com/new-report-looks-at-creating-a-single-library-digital-presence-to-support-public-libraries-in-the-future/ Lincolnshire Echo: 12th January Letter | ‘Lincolnshire County Council is swinging its axe at the wrong target in libraries’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-8216-Lincolnshire-County-Council-swinging/story-28474717-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Report to recommend £20m digital investment in libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-recomment-20m-digital-investment-libraries-319894 The Knowledge Exchange : 8th January Digital leadership: how should digital be represented at board level? Reading Room is is a digital consultancy that identifies opportunities, creates…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 December 2015

Brixton Blog : 8th December Lambeth | Libraries ‘staff mutual’ not ruled out http://www.brixtonblog.com/libraries-staff-mutual-not-ruled/34622 Herald Scotland : 8th December New concern for Scotland’s libraries as sixteen are axed by one local authority http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14132157.New_concern_for_Scotland_s_libraries_as_sixteen_are_axed_by_one_local_authority/ Sussex Express : 8th December Cut in opening hours…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 December 2015

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 4th December Save Lincs Libraries gets ‘holding’ reply from DCMS http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/12/04/save-lincs-libraries-gets-holding-reply-from-dcms/ Brixton Buzz : 4th December Lambeth Council possibly heading to High Court again as library campaigners bring case against BONKERS book-ish gyms http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/12/lambeth-council-possibly-heading-to-high-court-again-as-library-campaigners-bring-case-against-bonkers-book-ish-gyms/ Brixton Buzz :…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2015

Libraries Taskforce : 26th November Blog – Kathy Settle | Our first six months https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/11/26/our-first-six-months/ Libraries Taskforce: six month progress report April – September 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leadership-for-libraries-taskforce-six-month-progress-report-april-september-2015 Brixton Blog : 26th November Gym-trification: Lambeth’s dodgy scheme to turn libraries into gyms parodied in Private…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2015

Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth Council Scrutiny response shows setting up of book-ish gyms will take £1m of funding away from other leisure services http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/11/lambeth-council-scrutiny-response-shows-setting-up-of-book-ish-gyms-will-take-1m-of-funding-away-from-other-lambeth-leisure-services/ Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth library campaigner pens open letter to Cllr Jane…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 October 2015

Bournemouth Echo : 27th OctoberDorset | Libraries told: ‘Stop buying new books so we can save cash’ http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13897851.display/ On The Wight : 27th October Changes to library service to be considered by leading councillors http://onthewight.com/2015/10/27/changes-to-library-service-to-be-considered-by-leading-councillors/ Brixton Buzz : 27th OctoberLambeth Council cobbles together library-lite FAQs in attempt…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2015

Government Computing : 13th OctoberCivica awarded Scottish libraries management system deal http://devolved.governmentcomputing.com/news/civica-awarded-scottish-libraries-management-system-deal-4692019BDaily : 13th OctoberSpecialist firm completes Bristol Central Library archive relocation https://bdaily.co.uk/industrials/13-10-2015/specialist-firm-completes-bristol-central-library-archive-relocation/ Kilburn Times : 13th OctoberTorch vigil remembers annivesary of library closures in Brent http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/heritage/torch_vigil_remembers_annivesary_of_library_closures_in_brent_1_4269000 This Is Local London : 13th OctoberFuture of…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2015

Brixton Blog : 6th OctoberUNISON calls on Lambeth council to rethink gym libraries http://www.brixtonblog.com/unison-calls-on-lambeth-council-to-rethink-gym-libraries/33056 This Is Local London : 5th OctoberBarnet | Library proposals ‘extremely worrying’, say campaignershttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/13805092.Library_proposals__extremely_worrying___say_campaigners/ Local Government Lawyer : 5th OctoberReport claims ‘one-party councils’ could be missing out on procurement savingshttp://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24609%3Areport-claims-one-party-councils-could-be-missing-out-on-procurement-savings&catid=53&Itemid=21THE BOOKSELLER…