Tag: importance of libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July

Bath Echo: 19 July Bath MP Wera Hobhouse calls for end to ‘shambles’ created over library future http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/bath-mp-wera-hobhouse-calls-end-shambles-created-library-future-74194/ St Austell Voice: 19 July Cornwall | Library is next asset to transfer to town council http://www.staustellvoice.co.uk/news/73/article/6540/ Construction News: 19 July Hounslow…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June

The Guardian: 28 June 2017 One-off £1.6m boost for libraries leaves long-term future in question https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/28/one-off-16m-boost-for-libraries-leaves-long-term-future-in-question PRIVATE EYE – Issue No. 1447, p35 Library News | John Glen takes over  [Bristol and The Wirral cited] Available in newsagents The Scotsman:…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June

Oxford Mail: 8 June Oxford tops chart for best city to be a primary school pupil Museums, libraries and ‘outstanding’ schools have seen Oxford named one of the best cities in the UK to be a primary school pupil. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15335559.Oxford_tops_chart_for_best_city_to_be_a_primary_school_pupil/…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January

THE ECONOMIST : 26th January Britain’s local councils face financial crisis Amid a painful fiscal squeeze, some authorities may soon be unable to meet their statutory obligations. http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21715673-amid-painful-fiscal-squeeze-some-authorities-may-soon-be-unable-meet-their-statutory Bloomberg Technology : 26th January German Media Giant Betting on Ink and…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 1st December Libraries receive £4m fund as part of strategy to secure their future https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/01/libraries-receive-4m-fund-as-part-of-strategy-to-secure-their-future?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Libraries’ Ambition report offers £4m fund but ‘ignores the real issues’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-ambition-report-offers-4m-fund-ignores-real-issues-441071 Libraries Taskforce blog : 1st…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th August Corbyn backs national libraries demonstration http://www.thebookseller.com/news/corbyn-backs-national-libraries-protest-380976 AtuaLitté : 19th August Désertées, les bibliothèques britanniques finiront-elles par être obsolètes ? https://www.actualitte.com/article/monde-edition/desertees-les-bibliotheques-britanniques-finiront-elles-par-etre-obsoletes/66510 Coventry Telegraph : 19th August Plan to slash £3.8million from Coventry’s libraries and children’s services…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August 2016

Blog Preston : 10th August Lancashire | Last push to save Fulwood Library http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/08/last-push-to-save-fulwood-library/ Blackpool Gazette : 10th August Backlash over child centres Lancashire CC should look at putting more services into closure–threatened libraries instead http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/wyre/thornton/backlash-over-child-centres-1-8061350 GOV.UK : 9th August Culture Secretary’s maiden speech on importance…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th July Two thirds of Leicestershire’s libraries to be run by volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/two-thirds-leciestershires-libraries-be-run-volunteers-341666 ITV News : 4th July Third of Leicestershire libraries to be run by volunteers (it’s two thirds) http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-07-04/third-of-leicestershire-libraries-to-be-run-by-volunteers/ The Wharf : 4th July Strike…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 June 2016

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th June Every Little Helps..! https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/06/04/every-little-helps/ Clitheroe Advertiser : 3rd June MP calls for county council to be placed in special measures http://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/mp-calls-for-county-council-to-be-placed-in-special-measures-1-7944798 Shropshire Star : 3rd June Why libraries boost our quality of life http://www.shropshirestar.com/lifestyle/blogs/2016/06/03/phil-gillam-why-libraries-boost-our-quality-of-life/

Libraries News Round-up: 3 June 2016

Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen : 3rd June Cash-strapped Lancashire local authorities lose more than £1m http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/14535030.Cash_strapped_Lancashire_local_authorities_lose_more_than___1m/ The Star : 3rd June Sheffield | Benefits of libraries the Council‘s view http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/benefits-of-libraries-1-7945363 THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd June Get a grip, Libraries Taskforce http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/get-grip-libraries-taskforce-331096 This Is…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 May 2016

The Observer : 29th May Boys who live with books ‘earn more as adults’ Italian economists find access to books can materially affect earnings compared with those who grew up with few or none. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/29/boys-books-earnings-adults Daily Record : 29th May…

Library News Round-up: 15 January 2015

Lincolnshire | Urgent News – The Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://us3.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=a40ebd566abc6427e8927e380&id=7f012c75c0THE INDEPENDENT : 15th JanuaryIt’s more than just sentiment that makes the loss of Britain’s libraries so deeply troublinghttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-more-than-just-sentiment-that-makes-the-loss-of-britain-libraries-so-deeply-troubling-9979843.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 15th January‘Eighteen months to implement Sieghart’, says library task force chair Paul…

Library News Round-up: 11 October 2014

Hereford Times : 10th OctoberLetter | Herefordshire | Presiding over library shambleshttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11518884.Presiding_over_library_shambles/View from Online : 10th OctoberSouth Somerset | Council to consider future of libraries with ‘no plans to close any buildings’http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/33924/3/1/south-somerset-council-to-consider-futureHorncastle News : 10th OctoberLetter | Lincolnshire council can save money by binning County Newshttp://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-council-can-save-money-by-binning-county-news-1-6348321 Cornish Guardian…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 27th AugustLetters | The evolving role of libraries in the digital age in response to The Guardian View on the Loss of Public Libraries http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/27/evolving-role-libraries-digital-age Mirfield Reporter : 27th AugustLetter | Kirklees library plan leaves me in total disbelief!http://www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk/news/your-letters/kirklees-library-plan-leaves-me-in-total-disbelief-1-6807155Express & Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2014

Southend Standard : 22nd AugustVictory in library cuts battleThe future of Southend’s libraries looks secure after plans emerged to keep at least one paid member of staff in each one. http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/11426372.Victory_in_library_cuts_battle/Express & Echo : 22nd August Union warns Devon County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 August 2014

The Spectator : 2nd AugustMutually assured benefits: Francis Maude’s public sector revolutionhttp://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/08/mutually-assured-benefits-francis-maudes-public-sector-revolution/CILIP : 1st AugustSpeaking volumes about the worth and work of public libraries Jenny Peachey is Policy Officer at Carnegie UK Trust http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/speaking-volumes-about-worth-and-work-public-librariesCILIP : 1st AugustPress Release | Cilip MMIT Group Annual Conf:…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July 2014

Save Lincs Libraries : 18th JulyPress Release : Public Interest Lawyershttp://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/18/high-court-quashes-decision-of-lincolnshire-county-council-to-close-libraries/Malvern Gazette : 19th JulyWorcestershire | Library changes could have been far worse, says council leaderCouncillor Adrian Hardman says the only reason no libraries are earmarked for closure is because of massive…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th May 2014

BBC News : 7th May National Assembly for Wales | Digital Inclusion Delivery Plan: ‘Dead or resting?’ Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies called for a greater understanding of the role of libraries in facilitating internet access for people with disabilities. http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/wales-27307852 BBC News :…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th February 2014

Kent Online : 10th February Minister Ed Vaizey picks Deal library as the place to be on National Library Day Mr Vaizey said: “It is important libraries remain relevant.” http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/minister-comes-to-deal-for-12558/ THE BOOKSELLER : 10th February Blog | Get stuck in – by Desmond…