Tag: job losses

Libraries news round-up: 14 May 2018

Northampton Telegraph: 14 May Row over ‘sale’ of Irchester library Wales Online: 14 May Fears that jobs could be lost at Cardiff libraries following money saving overhaul Wakefield Express: 14 May Changes in library opening times in cash saving move Somerset County Gazette:…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2018

Yorkshire Post: 28 February GP Taylor: How did ‘library’ become a dirty word in schools? https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/gp-taylor-how-did-library-become-a-dity-word-in-schools-1-9039004 BBC News: 28 February Northamptonshire County Council backs £40m budget cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43226339 Northampton Chronicle: 28 February BREAKING NEWS: Northamptonshire County Council approves plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April

Bury Times : 6 April Reader’s letter: Bury Council mismanagement to blame for libraries crisis http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15207280.Reader__39_s_letter__Council_mismanagement_to_blame_for_libraries_crisis/ Bury Free Press : 6 April Help shape the future of Suffolk’s libraries Library user survey, ‘Suffolk Libraries’ Extra scheme http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/help-shape-the-future-of-suffolk-s-libraries-1-7904121 Bracknell News :…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January

BBC News : 31st January Walsall Council cuts: 281 jobs and nine libraries to go http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38810239 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap http://www.thebookseller.com/news/58bn-funding-gap-threatens-libraries-478191 DCMS Taking Part 2016/17 Quarter 2 England, October…

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: 30 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th March Vaizey: Volunteers should not replace library staff http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-volunteers-should-not-replace-library-staff-325210 BBC News : 30th March Libraries minister Ed Vaizey: Volunteers not replacing staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35920081 Public Sector Executive : 30th March Libraries need community management to survive job…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th March BBC investigation finds 8,000 library jobs lost in six years http://www.thebookseller.com/news/8k-library-jobs-lost-due-closures-325187 BBC News : 29th March Libraries: The decline of a profession? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35724957 BBC News : 29th March Libraries lose a quarter of staff as…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd March Authors to receive payouts following PLR miscalculation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-payout-264k-following-calculation-error-325139 THE GUARDIAN : 22nd March Thousands of UK authors to get extra library payments after accounting error is discovered http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/22/thousands-uk-authors-library-payments-error Croydon Advertiser: 22nd March Councillors promise no…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2016

Fife Today : 18th February Councillors vote to close 16 libraries in Fife http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillors-vote-to-close-16-libraries-in-fife-1-4034344 Argyllshire Advertiser : 19th February Librarians removed in budget cuts EVERY school librarian in Argyll and Bute will be made redundant …. http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/2016/02/19/librarians-removed-in-budget-cuts/ Librarians removed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2016

On the Wight : 19th January What do we do if the money runs out? IOW council chief asks Government The council chief’s letter to the DCLG’s Shafi Khan is embedded in the article.   http://onthewight.com/2016/01/19/iwc-ceo-writes-to-government/ Harlow Star : 19th January Dementia sufferers in…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 18th January Bradford | Councillors protest over length and location of libraries closures consultation meeting “It’s barmy not to engage with people – the Council must consult properly” http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14211085.Councillors_protest_over_length_and_location_of_libraries_closures_consultation_meeting/ Kent Online : 18th January Kent County Council proposes…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 December 2015

SW Londoner : 30th December Joanna Lumley joins fight against Lambeth library closures http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/absolutely-fabulous-actress-joanna-lumley-joins-fight-against-lambeth-library-closures/ Lancashire Telegraph : 30th December ‘RIDICULOUS’: Lancashire County Council to spend £6.6m on money saving experts http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14172297._RIDICULOUS_____Lancashire_County_Council_to_spend___6_6m_on_money_saving_experts/ Bucks Herald : 30th December Please help us: Bucks…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December The ‘atomised’ council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services Several ‘libraries’ references http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/02/atomised-council-stripped-basics-services-future-local-government Swindon Borough Council : 1st December Swindon Borough Council publishes draft 2016-17 budget Swindon is considering a…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2015

BBC News : 27th November Scotland | Library book expenditure in decline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34919430 THE BOOKSELLER : 27th November Libraries Taskforce gets funding until 2020 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-gets-funding-until-2016-317434 The Stage : 27th November Arts cuts will still be ‘hugely damaging’, warns Dugher https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/arts-cuts-will-still-be-hugely-damaging-warns-dugher/ Salisbury Journal…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2015

Times Series : 24th November Barnet council leader defends approach to outsourcing http://m.times-series.co.uk/news/14099606.Council_leader_defends_approach_to_outsourcing_as_union_warns_92__of_jobs_at_risk_of_being_farmed_out/ Lancaster Guardian : 24th November Lancaster and Morecambe children’s centres, libraries and day care centres hit list http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/community/lancaster-and-morecambe-children-s-centres-libraries-day-care-centres-hit-list-1-7588079 (some more from the 23rd) THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th November Plan for privately-run Devon libraries passed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plans-privately-owned-libraries-devon-passed-316560 BBC News : 16th November Lancashire County Council plans job cuts and library closures Proposals include reducing the county council’s library network from 74 libraries to 34 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-34836499…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 November 2015

Public Libraries News Speak Up For Libraries Conference November 14th 2015 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/conferences/speak-up-for-libraries-conference-november-14th-2015 Cornish Guardian : 14th November Cornwall Councillors to update South East Cornwall residents on libraries and one stop shops review http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Cornwall-Councillors-update-South-East-Cornwall/story-28169896-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 14th November Lincolnshire library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2015

Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 12th November CILIP’s weak statement to the Prime Minister http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2015/11/cilips-weak-statement-to-the-prime-minister.html CILIP : 12th November CILIP calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to develop publicly-funded libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-calls-prime-minister-david-cameron-develop-publicly-funded-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th November Trusts v Volunteer Libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 October 2015

FINANCIAL TIMES : 30th October‘Public Library and Other Stories’, by Ali Smith http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4aebf180-7997-11e5-a95a-27d368e1ddf7.html Stourbridge News : 30th October “We’re not going to close any library”, Dudley Council cabinet member pledges http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/13924802.___We_re_not_going_to_close_any_library_____Dudley_Council_cabinet_member_pledges/ Liverpool Echo : 30th OctoberTalking books service which helps Runcorn and Widnes residents could…