Tag: job cuts

Libraries news round-up: 1 August 2018

BBC News: 1 August Northamptonshire County Council: Protesters ‘mourn’ cuts to services Sky News: 1 August Fears cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council may no longer afford services The Guardian: 1 August Northamptonshire’s cash crisis driven by ideological folly, councillors told Northampton…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 May

Sun FM: 14 May New chapter for Sunderland Libraries https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2288575/new-chapter-for-sunderland-libraries/ Shiny Shiny: 14 May Are digital libraries the future for children’s reading? Library of Miss Gadish launches Paid for app, requiring in app purchases to access reading packs, which appears to…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March

The Bookseller : 22 March Recipients of £4m libraries fund revealed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/recipients-4m-libraries-fund-revealed-513426 The Guardian : 23 March Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/23/authors-condemn-4m-library-fund-as-a-sop-and-a-whitewash Public Libraries News : 23 March Editorial | And the prizewinners are: ACE innovation funding…

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: 21 October 2014

BBC News : 20th OctoberWalsall Council warns of job cuts and library closureshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-29694325Infoism I J Clark | Extremism, nudge theory and access to informationWhether such professional opposition would be successful is a different matter. It would not, however, go without being vehemently challenged.…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th SeptemberSpecial Report |  CILIP PMLG Debate: “This house believes that local authorities are still the best way to deliver the public library service” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/special-report-this-house-believes-that-local-authorities-are-still-the-best-way-to-deliver-the-public-library-service-cilip-pmlg-debate-27th-september-2014.html BBC News : 28th SeptemberSun, sea, sand – but a summer without broadbandBBC’s Technology reporter…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th April 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 16th April Good for Goodman? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/04/16/good-for-goodman/ Express & Star : 16th April Sandwell | Libraries face job cuts in restructure The council already shaved £300,000 off its library budget in 2013/14 and cut a further £880,000 in the two…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th February 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 7th February A local cheer for National Libraries Day The branch library around the corner is a shining example of why the resource is so vital across the country http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/feb/07/local-national-libraries-day-branch-vital THE BOOKSELLER : 7th February Liverpool library…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th January 2014

Inside Croydon : 30th January Carillion cuts jobs just weeks after taking over libraries http://insidecroydon.com/2014/01/30/carillion-cuts-jobs-just-weeks-after-taking-over-libraries/  Lincolnshire Echo : 30th January Lincolnshire Libraries – last chance to save them tomorrow http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-Libraries-chance-save-tomorrow/story-20527198-detail/story.html Herald Scotland : 30th January Letter | Library is a vital facility…