Tag: Harrow libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April 2016

DCMS : April 2016 Taking Part focus on: libraries – Statistical Release https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/519675/Libraries_short_story_-_FINAL.pdf Bristol 24/7 Radio : 28th April Library assistants go on strike http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/daily/politics/library-assistants-go-on-strike Harrow Times : 28th April Outgoing mayor says the voluntary sector is key to Harrow’s future…

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…

Library News Round-up: 21 June 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JuneLincolnshire library staff thrown farewell event after site closure“We were saying goodbye, but also celebrating our library staff for their years of service, dedication and care which has made Deeping Library and its community so special.”…

Library News Round-up: 17 June 2015

Public Libraries News :  16th JuneEditorial | Legal action against the DCMS over cuts to public libraries: appeal for information Paul Heron from Public Interest Lawyers has been in touch with regard to gaining national information on the failure of the DCMS to…

Library News Round-up: 5 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th JuneRemote e-lending hits bookshop and library footfallhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/remote-e-lending-hits-bookshop-and-library-footfallHarrow Times : 5th JuneCulture Minister Ed Vaizey pledges to review library closures in Harrowhttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/13316456.Library_closures_to_go_under_review__says_culture_minister/ Coventry Telegraph : 5th JuneLetter – Christopher Sidwell | ‘How much does Coventry council value libraries?’http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/how-much-coventry-council-value-9400547SCL : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 9 April 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 9th AprilPoorer children fall behind in literacy and earn less in later life, study says no mention of public libraries http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/apr/09/poorer-children-literacy-nurses?CMP=share_btn_twTechie News : 9th April Campaign to End Loneliness | Study identifies need for loneliness ‘maps’comment – Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.techienews.co.uk/9727563/need-for-loneliness-maps/ Executive…

Library News Round-up: 24 March 2015

Kent Online : 24th March Residents in Sandwich told a charitable trust would enable libraries to be “bespoke”http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sandwich/news/bespoke-library-services-33909/ Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 24th MarchLincolnshire County Council apologises to Pauline Palmer: “we have learned our lessons”http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/03/24/lincolnshire-county-council-apologises-to-pauline-palmer-we-have-learned-our-lessons/ Harrow Times : 24th March‘Full steam ahead’ as…

Library News Round-up: 21 March 2015

The Cambridge Student : 21st MarchControversy over future of Cambridge Central Libraryhttp://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/news/0034077-controversy-over-future-of-cambridge-library.html Cambridge News : 21st MarchWhy there’s furore at Cambridge Central Libraryhttp://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/8217-s-furore-Cambridge-Central-Library-anger/story-26208253-detail/story.html London SE1 : 20th MarchLambeth | Waterloo Library: little enthusiasm for volunteer-run servicehttp://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8148 TheJournal.ie : 20th MarchCouncil libraries are using…

Library News Round-up: 19 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th MarchRakuten to buy OverDrive for £275mhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/rakuten-buy-overdrive-275mTHE BOOKSELLER : 19th MarchAll libraries in England to get wi-fi fundinghttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/all-libraries-england-get-wi-fi-fundingPublic Net : 18th MarchFree Wi-fi for 57 Libraries in deprived areas‘Barclays Digital Eagles’ will provide technical support at the new Wi-fi…

Library News Round-up: 12 March 2015

LGA : 12th MarchPickles gives Enterprising Libraries a cash boosthttp://www.localgov.co.uk/Pickles-gives-Enterprising-Libraries-a-cash-boost/38298 THE BOOKSELLER : 12th MarchDevon confirms mutual move for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/devon-confirms-mutual-move-librariesHarrow Times : 12th MarchFour libraries to close according to Harrow Council’s library strategyhttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11851503.Four_libraries_to_close_despite_objections/ Bristol Post : 12th MarchBristol’s deputy mayor calls for…

Library News Round-up: 26 January 2015

Public Libraries News : 25th JanuaryEditorial | Damned if you do, damned if you don’t: the dilemma of a good librarian in austere times http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-dont-the-dilemma-of-a-good-librarian-in-austere-times.htmlHansard : 22nd January House of Lords | Libraries – Funding http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/150122-0001.htm#15012259000346Romford Recorder : 26th JanuaryHavering budget cuts shake up after consultationproposals…

Library News Round-up: 16 January 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 15th JanuaryBrent, Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent & a fish riding a bicycle!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-peterborough-stoke-on-trent-fish.html Redditch Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html Droitwich Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Library axe will cut off villagers, says councillorControversial changes to Worcestershire’s mobile library come…

Library News Round-up: 6 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th JanuaryStaffs library cuts set to include mobile servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/staffs-library-cuts-set-include-mobile-serviceBirmingham Post : 6th JanuaryBritish Library could offer lifeline to Library of BirminghamA partnership with the British Library could see Birmingham’s new £188 million library become its regional centre http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/british-library-could-offer-lifeline-8394050The…

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…

Library News Round-up: 25 November 2014

10 year-old Leon Remphry’s storming speech to save libraries at full Cornwall Council meeting from 00:32.http://www.cornwall.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/153278 The Digital Reader : 24th NovemberAn Incomplete Report on a Flawed Pilot Program Suggests that Library eBook Loans Don’t Drive Saleshttp://the-digital-reader.com/2014/11/24/incomplete-report-flawed-pilot-program-suggests-library-ebook-loans-dont-drive-sales/V3.co.uk : 25th NovemberThree billion people now have…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th December 2013

Get West London : 27th December Harrow braced for cuts in library staff under new manager  http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/harrow-braced-cuts-library-staff-6448402 The Star : 27th December Sheffield’s head of libraries closes book on career http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/sheffield-s-head-of-libraries-closes-book-on-career-1-6338617 The News : 27th December Portsmouth library cafe tenders…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th December 2013

Get West London : 19th December Harrow | ‘Positive future’ no more as library management company in consultation with staff over redundancies  http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/incoming/positive-future-no-more-library-6432962 The Star : 19th December Funding promise for Sheffield library facing closure http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/funding-promise-for-sheffield-library-facing-closure-1-6325942 Crosby Herald : 19th December Sefton | Carnegie…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Public Libraries News : 6th May Library Campaign’s call to action on volunteer libraries:  “Let’s…