Tag: Hampshire libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2016

Portsmouth News : 19th April Pensioner hits out at decision to end mobile library services across Hampshire http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/portsmouth/pensioner-hits-out-at-decision-to-end-mobile-library-services-across-hampshire-1-7335490 Evesham Journal : 20th April Worcestershire | Opening hours face the chop at Wyre Forest libraries in £1m cutbacks The council now has just…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Harry Potter and the DCMS library investigation http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/harry-potter-and-the-dcms-library-investigation.html Leicester Mercury : 18th April Google review attacks “elderly” library volunteers with “no clue what they are doing” http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Google-review-attacks-elderly-library-volunteers/story-29117215-detail/story.html BBC News : 18th April Hampshire mobile…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th April Carnegie Library protestors handed court order  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carneige-protestors-slammed-court-order-325683 Socialist Worker : 5th April Carnegie Library sit-in to stop cuts rocks Labour councillors in Lambeth https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42493/Carnegie+Library+sit-in+to+stop+cuts+rocks+Labour+councillors+in+Lambeth Yorkshire Post : 5th April Letter | Volunteers are no substitute for library…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2016

LGA : 4th April Councils defend ‘difficult’ service spending cuts http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-defend-difficult-service-spending-cuts/40612 LGA : 4th April Councils issuing thousands of ‘gagging orders’ suggest figures http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-issuing-thousands-of-gagging-orders-suggest-figures/40607 Brixton Buzz : 4th April Lambeth issues possession order as Carnegie Library campaigners stand firm on…

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: 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: 27 November 2015

BBC News : 27th November Scotland | Library book expenditure in decline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34919430 THE BOOKSELLER : 27th November Libraries Taskforce gets funding until 2020 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-gets-funding-until-2016-317434 The Stage : 27th November Arts cuts will still be ‘hugely damaging’, warns Dugher https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/arts-cuts-will-still-be-hugely-damaging-warns-dugher/ Salisbury Journal…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November Report highlights “concerning” gender pay gap in library sector http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-highlights-lack-diversity-library-workers-317381 THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November ACE ‘astonished’ by increase in funding  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mixed-reaction-trade-following-spending-review-317394 CILIP : 25th November Autumn Statement is “perfect storm” for libraries warns CILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 November 2015

Brixton Buzz : 15th November Lambeth | Carnegie Library to host public meeting, Mon 16 Nov, 6.30pm http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/11/under-threat-carnegie-library-to-host-public-meeting-mon-16-nov-6-30pm/ Retford Times : 15th November Nottinghamshire | VIDEO: Have your say in how Retford area libraries are run http://www.retfordtimes.co.uk/VIDEO-say-Retford-area-libraries-run/story-28168941-detail/story.html Croydon Advertiser : 15th November Upper Norwood | Library…

Library News Round-up: 17 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th SeptemberAre publishers really ‘hoodwinking’ academics? An anonymous library expert & anonymous publisher respondhttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/sep/17/are-publishers-really-hoodwinking-academics THE BOOKSELLER : 17th SeptemberOver 70 library staff take redundancy in Hampshire http://www.thebookseller.com/news/seventy-four-library-staff-take-redundancy-council-looks-save-millions-312814Portsmouth News : 16th SeptemberHampshire | Seventy four library workers take redundancy as council looks to save…

Library News Round-up: 24 February 2015

Bristol Post : 24th FebruarySeven Bristol libraries facing closurehttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/FINAL-CHAPTER-LIBRARIES/story-26071667-detail/story.htmlBristol Post : 24th FebruaryLeading Article | Closures of libraries are inevitablehttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letter-Closures-libraries-inevitable/story-26070998-detail/story.htmlBarnet Today : 24th FebruarySenior politicians oppose library closures in Barnethttp://www.barnet-today.co.uk/news.cfm?id=25402&headline=Senior%20politicians%20oppose%20library%20closures%20in%20BarnetRuncorn & Widnes Weekly : 24th FebruaryClosing date of Halton’s mobile library service…

Library News Round-up: 22 January 2015

Manchester Evening News : 22nd JanuaryLibrary visitor numbers plunge as cuts force drastic reduction in opening hours Seven Manchester libraries have seen visitor numbers plummet by as much as 90per cent since funding cuts led to them beingrun by volunteers with drastically…

Library News Round-up: 27 December 2014

Grimsby Telegraph : 27th DecemberN.E. Lincs | Closing chapter for Laceby Library stalwarts http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Closing-chapter-Laceby-Library-stalwarts/story-25771681-detail/story.html Melton Times : 27th DecemberLeicestershire | Council seeks community groups and volunteers to run libraries in Bottesford and East Goscote http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/community/community-news/council-seeks-community-groups-and-volunteers-to-run-libraries-in-bottesford-and-east-goscote-1-6491593 Daily Echo : 27th DecemberFuture of Hampshire libraries ‘depends on…

Library News Round-up: 8 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 7th DecemberEditorial | The perils of a discretionary service and localismDiscusses the latest CIPFA statisticshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/the-perils-of-a-discretionary-service-and-localism.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 8th DecemberCIPFA stats show drops in library numbers and usagehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-stats-show-drops-library-numbers-and-usageGet West London : 8th DecemberCampaigner dismisses culture minister’s visit to threatened…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th SeptemberLead Story: New coalition to tackle UK ‘reading crisis’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coalition-tackle-uk-reading-crisis.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 8th SeptemberPoor reading ‘could cost UK £32bn in growth by 2025’  http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/08/reading-literacy-uk-cbi-schools-read-on-get-on-campaignSave The Children : September 2014New Report | Read On. Get OnAddressing child poverty through literacyhttp://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Read_On_Get_On.pdfCILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 May 2014

Third Sector : 22nd May Councils should ‘treat voluntary sector fairly when setting budgets’ A joint letter sent out to all council leaders in England before last week’s local elections from the local infrastructure body Navca, the chief executives body…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 May 2014

Huddersfield Examiner : 3rd May Kirklees | Idea for community trust to run Kirkburton and Shepley libraries A report that included the claim that, “Kirklees has a statutory duty to provide just one library in the borough…” http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/idea-trust-run-kirkburton-shepley-7066518 Portsmouth News : 2nd…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th April 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th April 346 staff cut from London libraries since 2011/12 http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/346-staff-cut-from-london-libraries.html  Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April Sir Edward Leigh MP tells Lincolnshire CC to think again over closures http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Sir-Edward-Leigh-tells/story-20948722-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April County council…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th April 2014

Local Government Lawyer : 3rd April Ministers unveil £410m transformation fund plus challenge panel  The independent panel will advise “on what needs to happen both locally and nationally to increase the pace and scale of transformation within public services”. It…