Tag: job losses

Libraries News Round-up: 10 October 2015

Shropshire Star : 10th OctoberD-Day for dozens of Shropshire libraries – Council to vote on futures http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/10/d-day-for-dozens-of-shropshire-libraries-council-to-vote-on-futures/ Bitterne Park Info: 10th October Deadline looms for Southampton groups wishing to take over threatened librariesThe deadline for groups to express interest in running Southampton libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2015

BBC News : 22nd SeptemberWales’ poorest children struggle with language, report says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34318580Free Press Series : 22nd September Poorest children in Wales already falling behind with language by the time they start school – report http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/13774938.Poorest_children_in_Wales_already_falling_behind_with_language_by_the_time_they_start_school___report/?ref=rss Local Government Lawyer : 22nd SeptemberPolicy responsibility for…

Library News Round-up: 30 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th JulyBlantern promises library data improvement article has attracted interesting comments http://www.thebookseller.com/news/blantern-promises-library-data-improvement-308331BBC News : 30th JulyOne in five elderly has ‘no-one to turn to’, warns charityCampaign to End Loneliness director Lauren Alcock-Ferguson said the survey findings were…

Library News Round-up: 6 May 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 6th MayVital services could disappear if Tories win the general election warns top union Cuts to public libraries and library staff feature http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vital-services-could-disappear-tories-5643030 THE GUARDIAN : 6th MayManchester council bans homeless people from using libraryhttp://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/the-northerner/2015/may/06/manchester-council-bans-homeless-people-from-using-library

Library News Round-up: 20 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th MarchSieghart reveals task force digital ambitionshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-reveals-task-force-digital-ambitionsYour Thurrock : 20th MarchThurrock libraries: Read my lips: “Jobs will go”http://www.yourthurrock.com/Thurrock-libraries-Read-lips-Jobs/story-26205235-detail/story.html Clacton & Frinton Gazette : 20th MarchThurrock libraries ‘still at risk’http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11863892.Thurrock_libraries__still_at_risk_/Bristol 24/7 : 19th MarchDisappointment at Central Library decisionFragmenting the…

Library News Round-up: 7 March 2015

BOOKTRUST : 6th MarchGovernment funding cut for Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland government will no longer be funding the Bookstart programme.http://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/news/1324Don’t Privatise Libraries : 7th MarchBarnet, Lambeth, Devon & Bryant.http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/barnet-lambeth-devon-bryant.html Bristol Post : 7th MarchThreat to close seven Bristol libraries is…

Library News Round-up: 30 December 2014

Nottingham Post : 30th DecemberJulie Wright: Volunteers are not always treated well The problems the volunteers face with council bureaucracy, on a daily basis, would test the patience of a saint.http://www.nottinghampost.com/Julie-Wright-Volunteers-treated/story-25777565-detail/story.htmlRomford Recorder : 30th DecemberTwist in the tale of Havering Council…

Library News Round-up: 3 December 2014

Cornish Guardian : 3rd DecemberCoalition party councillors need to do more than just complain in a letterPoliticians from Westminster’s coalition parties must be much more forceful in demanding that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats put an end to the cuts.  They…

Library News Round-up: 4 November 2014

Nottingham Post : 4th NovemberNottinghamshire County Council budget: Millions of pounds in cuts and hundreds of job lossesAll county libraries could be run by trusts or not-for-profit organisations in the future.http://www.nottinghampost.com/Nottinghamshire-County-Council-budget-Millions/story-24108852-detail/story.htmlNews Shopper : 4th NovemberStrike action called off by Greenwich’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th SeptemberLead Story: New coalition to tackle UK ‘reading crisis’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coalition-tackle-uk-reading-crisis.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 8th SeptemberPoor reading ‘could cost UK £32bn in growth by 2025’  http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/08/reading-literacy-uk-cbi-schools-read-on-get-on-campaignSave The Children : September 2014New Report | Read On. Get OnAddressing child poverty through literacyhttp://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Read_On_Get_On.pdfCILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th March 2014

DCMS : 24th March Library comparison reports published We have commissioned a comprehensive set of benchmarking reports, for a second year running, which are published today.  Some LAs not listed https://www.gov.uk/government/news/library-comparison-reports-published  THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Four Newcastle libraries to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd March 2014

Booktrade Info : 3rd March Press Release | Public Library E-lending Pilots Launched Today  http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/52617 Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd March An open Letter to Mr Ed Vaizey MP re Lincolnshire Libraries http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/03/03/an-open-letter-to-mr-ed-vaizey-mp-re-lincolnshire-libraries/ Library Journal : 3rd March The Closing of British…

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: 14th August 2013

This Is Bristol : 14th August Come and meet us Simon Cook invitation extended, to discuss concerns about Bristol Central Library http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Come-meet-Simon-Cook/story-19654159-detail/story.html Daily Echo : 14th August Southampton |Plea to fund £1m new city library http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10611522.Plea_to_fund___1m_new_city_library/ Harrow UNISON : 13th…