Tag: Hampshire

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2014

Booking opens for Speak Up For Libraries Conference on 22 Nov 2014Meet the decision-makershttp://speakupforlibraries.org/sufl-conference/booking-opens-for-speak-up-for-libraries-conference-2014/Computer Weekly : 23rd SeptemberInvestment needed to tackle digital divide, says Go ON UKA lot of libraries have 10-year-old desktops, are staffed by volunteers without digital skills or…

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: 5 September 2014

Hampshire Chronicle : 4th SeptemberSeventeen mobile library stops saved but Hampshire CC is axing paid staff at three libraries http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/business/11450505.Mobile_library_stops_saved_but_more_jobs_to_go_in_council_cuts/ About My Area : 5th SeptemberLabour’s parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire – ‘Still Time To Have Your Say On Libraries’…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 September 2014

Hold The Front Page : 2nd September‘Treat newspapers like pubs (and libraries)’ says unionhttp://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2014/news/treat-newspapers-like-pubs-says-union/Grantham Journal : 2nd SeptemberDecision on Lincolnshire libraries due in Februaryhttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/decision-on-lincolnshire-libraries-due-in-february-1-6274314Lincolnshire Echo : 2nd SeptemberNew talks to begin over future of Lincs libraries http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Talks-begin-future-Lincolnshire-libraries/story-22863729-detail/story.htmlRomford Recorder : 1st SeptemberBacklash…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 August 2014

Debating Matters (UK)Motion: There is No Longer a Need for Public Librarieshttp://www.debatingmatters.com/documents/DM_TopicGuidesLibraries20141.pdfHuddersfield Examiner : 26th August80 residents rally to save Skelmanthorpe Library as top councillor speaks of challenges Kirklees Council faces http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/80-residents-rally-save-skelmanthorpe-7667525Portsmouth News : 26th AugustHampshire | ‘Emsworth Library provides excellent value’ –…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 June 2014

Liverpool Echo : 17th June Many of Wirral libraries at risk of closure under council plans http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/many-wirral-libraries-risk-closure-7282695 Wirral Globe : 16th June Community groups asked to takeover management of Wirral libraries http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11280221.Community_groups_asked_to_takeover_management_of_Wirral_libraries/ THE BOOKSELLER : 17th June Librarians launch crowdfunded…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 May 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 27th May Oxfordshire | Downton Abbey saves village library with £20,000 donation “The money has enabled us to keep a professional library open.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/downton-abbey/10858127/Downton-Abbey-saves-village-library-with-20000-donation.html Leon’s Library Blog : 27th May Response to Challenge Accepted  ‘Alternatives to Volunteer Libraries’ by…

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: 15th April 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th April Shadow culture minister condemns Lincolnshire library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/shadow-culture-minister-condemns-lincolnshire-library-cuts.html Lincolnshire Echo : 15th October Helen Goodman MP: plan to axe 30 Lincolnshire libraries is “disgraceful” http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Helen-Goodman-MP-plan-axe-30-Lincolnshire/story-20959902-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 15th April Slideshow of photos http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Helen-Goodman-MP-plan-axe-30-Lincolnshire/story-20959902-detail/story.html The Lincolnite:…

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…

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: 27th March 2014

Leicester Mercury : 27th March First Person: Volunteer-run libraries rarely sustainable http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Volunteer-run-libraries-rarely-sustainable/story-20857387-detail/story.html Basingstoke Gazette : 26th March No chance of saving Kingsclere library But there was fury when they learned from Alec Kennedy, head of library operations at Hampshire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th February Stark warnings of library ’emergency’; hopes for new review http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stark-warnings-library-emergency-hopes-new-review.html Public Libraries News : 23rd February Editorial | Have even less of a say in the organisation you pay for http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/have-even-less-of-a-say-in-the-organisation-you-pay-for.html The Star : 24th February Doncaster | Meeting…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd February 2014

Sheffield Telegraph : 22nd February Sheffield library cuts are ‘a real kick in the teeth’ (says Nick Clegg) http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/sheffield-library-cuts-are-a-real-kick-in-the-teeth-1-6455494 The Star : 22nd February Letter | Sheffield | Will future of libraries be scrutinised by panel? http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letters-will-future-of-libraries-be-scrutinised-by-panel-1-6455511 Newbury Today : 22nd February Hampshire | Save Kingsclere library…

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: 26th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 26th January Editorial | UK children’s libraries could do better http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/uk-childrens-libraries-could-do-better.html Basingstoke Gazette : 25th January Hampshire | Future uncertain for Kingsclere library “I am optimistic that we will be able to reach an agreement with the local community.  We…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th January 2014

Yon Hap News : 14th January S. Korea to greatly increase public libraries by 2018 http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/culturesports/2014/01/14/98/0701000000AEN20140114004600315F.html Booktrade Info : 14th January Best-selling Author Lesley Pearse Becomes First National Libraries Day Ambassador  http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/51636 THE BOOKSELLER : 14th January Pearse becomes National…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th November 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 6th November Austerity measures make libraries vital as more needy people use them http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/06/austerity-measures-libraries-vital-needy-people Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 5th November Consultation or Con? “over 13,000 more people signed the petition rejecting the council’s proposals than voted for the entire executive…