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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: 8 March 2016

Public Libraries News : 8th March Editorial | Desmond Clarke, revisions, and some delicious rivalry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/03/desmond-clarke-revisions-and-some-delicious-rivalry.html Libraries Taskforce : 7th March Meeting the teams in community run libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/03/07/meeting-the-teams-in-community-run-libraries/ Lancashire CC : 8th March Wheatley Lane Library to close end of March…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 January 2016

International Business Times : 29th January Young people in England have ‘lowest literacy levels’ in developed world says OECD http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/young-people-england-have-lowest-literacy-levels-developed-world-says-oecd-1540711 BBC News : 29th January Northern Ireland study suggests many poorer children starting school struggle with language http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35444576 Derby Telegraph…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 28th January How the battle to save Lincolnshire’s libraries became a full-time job http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/28/battle-save-lincolnshire-libraries-full-time-job THE GUARDIAN : 28th January ‘Speak up before there’s nothing left’: authors rally for National Libraries Day http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/28/authors-rally-national-libraries-day-philip-ardagh-ann-cleeves THE BOOKSELLER : 28th January…

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: 1 November 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 1st November Hertfordshire becomes the latest council to cut mobile libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hertfordshire-becomes-the-latest-council-to-cut-mobile-libraries-a6716541.html Leon’s Library Blog : 1st November Paved with good intentions http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/01/paved-with-good-intentions/ Varsity .co.uk : 1st November Cambs | MP criticises “cruel and colossal” £120m cuts to County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2015

Barry & District News : 12th OctoberRhoose residents go to High Court to oppose library closurehttp://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/13842066.Rhoose_residents_go_to_High_Court_to_oppose_library_closure/?ref=rssHereford Times : 12th OctoberOpen letter to Leader, Herefordshire Council Hubert Porte | Library is badly missed – temporary arrangement neededhttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/13810482.Library_is_badly_missed___temporary_arrangement_needed/ Leicester Mercury : 12th OctoberLetter | Saving our…

Library News Round-up: 10 August 2015

BBC News : 10th AugustSouthampton libraries face axe unless volunteers come forwardhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-33851868Daily Echo : 10th AugustSix libraries in Southampton could close as the council looks to save £90mhttp://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13586016.Six_Southampton_libraries_may_shut_as_council_cuts_costs/ THE BOOKSELLER : 10th AugustDonaldson bemoans school library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/donaldson-bemoans-school-library-closures-308898THE BOOKSELLER : 10th AugustDesmond…

Library News Round-up: 15 May 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th MayIndustry seconds Franklin’s fears for further cuts to librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/industry-seconds-franklin-s-fears-further-cuts-librariesWales Online : 15th MayCampaigners set to take their fight to save Rhoose Library to courthttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-necessity-community-campaigners-set-9266070Hemel Today : 15th MayHertfordshire | Mobile library faces the axe but council says service…

Library News Round-up: 30 March 2015

DCMS  NEW Letter :  Ed Vaizey MP to Leader, LCC | Local inquiry into library provision in Lincolnshirehttps://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/418460/Local_Inquiry_Into_Library_Provision_in_Lincolnshire.pdfTHE BOOKSELLER : 30th MarchSettle appointed c.e.o. of libraries task forcehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/settle-appointed-ceo-libraries-task-force THE BOOKSELLER : 30th MarchBirmingham moots library cooperative model http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-moots-library-cooperative-model Hertfordshire Mercury : 30th MarchMerger plans look healthy for…

Library News Round-up: 25 February 2015

Coventry Observer : 25th February Coventry council budget finds cash for communities to run servicesCoventry council has found £500,000 to help community volunteers and organisations who want to step in to run public services including libraries and youth clubs.http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/02/25/news-Coventry-council-budget-finds-cash-for-communities-to-run-services-127775.html The Argus :…

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: 18 February 2015

PRIVATE EYE | Library News  SCL ‘internships’ (p.29) Issue No. 1386 – Now in newsagentsTHE BOOKSELLER : 18th FebruaryOver half Staffs libraries to be volunteer-run Alan Gibbons quoted http://thebookseller.com/news/over-half-staffs-libraries-be-volunteer-runCoventry Telegraph : 18th FebruaryEvery Coventry library to remain open for another year http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/every-coventry-library-remain-open-8672897Hertfordshire Mercury :…

Library News Round-up: 14 February 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 14th FebruaryNick Worth : Changing Lincolnshire’s library set-ups isn’t arbitrary – we must find a way to save £2mhttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/POLITICS-Changing-Lincolnshire-s-library-set-ups/story-26015351-detail/story.html Louth Leader : 14th FebruaryLetter | Council have lost the plot over librarieshttp://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/letters/letter-council-have-lost-the-plot-over-libraries-1-6580369 Liverpool Echo : 13th FebruarySeacombe Library is occupied as protesters battle against…

Library News Round-up: 13 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 13th February‘Digital dark age’ could leave historians with no records of the 21st centuryhttp://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/digital-dark-age-could-leave-historians-with-no-records-of-the-21st-century-10043516.htmlTHE INDEPENDENT : 13th FebruaryManchester Central Library: Fears 24,000 books may have been pulped during £170m upgradehttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/manchester-central-library-fears-24000-books-may-have-been-pulped-during-170m-upgrade-10045558.htmlSave Lincs Libraries : 13th FebruaryLincolnshire Library Campaigners…

Library News Round-up: 11 February 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th FebruaryRally for the Library of Birmingham on #NLD15with text of Alan’s SPEECH http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/rally-for-library-of-birmigham-7215.html Hemel Today : 11th FebruaryCounty’s 46 libraries to remain open as technology and volunteers set a path for the futurehttp://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/more-news/county-s-46-libraries-to-remain-open-as-technology-and-volunteers-set-a-path-for-the-future-1-6573706Gazette & Herald : 11th…

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: 5th December 2013

Welsh Government : 3rd December Written Statement – Public Libraries in Wales http://wales.gov.uk/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2013/8265614/?lang=en# The Star : 5th December Sheffield pupils take library battle to Town Hall The youngsters also handed over 200 copies of a survey completed by pupils in…