Tag: Kathy Settle

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2018

The Bookseller: 9 February Settle to step down as Libraries Taskforce chief next month http://www.thebookseller.com/news/settle-step-down-libraries-taskforce-chief-next-month-729266 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 February Somerset | Save Highbridge Library! Campaign launched to halt closure plan http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/save-highbridge-library-group-09-02-18.php This is the West Country: 9 February Somerset | Save our…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th August Northern Ireland library cuts scrapped http://www.thebookseller.com/news/proposals-slash-library-opening-hours-northern-ireland-scrapped-371651 Libraries Taskforce : 8th August ‘Basic data set – first steps’ — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/08/08/library-basic-data-set/ Newbury Today : 8th August Key report on future of libraries will be made public http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18890/key-report-on-future-of-libraries-wiil-be-made-public.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 July 2016

DCMS : 25th July Letter from new Libraries Minister, Rob Wilson https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9r-dNr4kPL0dC1sb3MxNk9scjQ/view?pref=2&pli=1 Libraries Taskforce : 26th July A week is a long time in politics — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/07/26/a-week-is-a-long-time-in-politics/ Islington Gazette : 26th July Fewer books and more computers at…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February 2016

DCMS : 16th February Letter | from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to Lord Collins of Highbury http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2016-0146/Letter_to_L._Collins_of_Highbury_16.02.16.pdf ITV News : 23rd February Libraries in Reading face Government cuts http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-02-23/libraries-in-reading-face-government-cuts/ Telegraph & Argus : 23rd February Bradford | Amended Council budget proposals could bring better…

Libraries Taskforce delivers

After taking quite some time to get into gear, the Libraries Taskforce is starting to deliver… First… There’s a useful paper outlining the state of the law on public libraries – DCMS decisions, judicial review decisions. It does not, of…

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: 23 November 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 23rd November Save the library, lose the pool: Newcastle finds self-help has its limits as cuts bite http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/23/newcastle-cuts-save-library-lose-pool-john-harris BBC News : 23rd November London cuts: Which council services should be stopped? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34899040 MoneyMarketUK.com : 23rd November Five…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th November Campaigners must be ‘realistic’ about future of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-must-be-realistic-about-future-of-libraries-316551 Nuneaton News : 16th November Leicestershire | Campaigners call for Barwell library closure rethink http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Campaigners-library-closure-rethink/story-28183778-detail/story.html  Grantham Journal : 17th November Lincolnshire | London organisation could run county’s libraries including Grantham…

Library News Round-up: 7 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th SeptemberAll-Wales library card launcheshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/welsh-government-launch-all-wales-library-card-311486CILIP : 7th SeptemberInvesting in the UK Knowledge Economy – CILIP Spending Review 2015http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/investing-uk-knowledge-economy-cilip-spending-review-2015Ham & High : 7th SeptemberThe Thick of It star launches march against cuts threatening Barnet’s libraries with closurehttp://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/thick_of_it_star_launches_march_against_cuts_that_could_close_barnet_s_libraries_1_4221536Swindon Advertiser…

Library News Round-up: 5 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th SeptemberEnd ‘negative narrative’ around libraries urges Settlehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-head-wants-stop-negative-narrative-surrounding-libraries-311451 Huddersfield Examiner : 4th SeptemberNew campaign to try and save Kirklees’ librarieshttp://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/new-campaign-try-save-kirklees-9988827 Pub Is The Hub : 3rd SeptemberBattle of Britain fighter pilot opens library in Cornish pub “We have developed…

Library News Round-up: 4 September 2015

BBC Radio 6 Music 6 Music Celebrates Libraries1 hr programme – Sunday, 6th Sept at 1.00 pmhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b068yfx4 DCMS : 4th SeptemberEd Vaizey MP | Share your ideas for a new cultural programmehttp://dcmsblog.uk/2015/09/share-your-ideas-for-a-new-cultural-programme/Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th SeptemberLabour’s Policy Review on Libraries; a lost opportunity?http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/labours-policy-review-on-libraries-lost.html Wirral…

Library News Round-up: 3 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd SeptemberMarch planned to protest threat to Barnet librarieson Saturday, September 12thhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-stage-march-ahead-vote-library-cuts-311418Times Series : 2nd SeptemberBarnet | Campaigners to stage march ahead of vote on library cuts on Saturday, September 12th http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13641401.Campaigners_to_stage_march_ahead_of_vote_on_library_cuts/THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd SeptemberCILIP called on to…

Library News Round-up: 5 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th JuneRemote e-lending hits bookshop and library footfallhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/remote-e-lending-hits-bookshop-and-library-footfallHarrow Times : 5th JuneCulture Minister Ed Vaizey pledges to review library closures in Harrowhttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/13316456.Library_closures_to_go_under_review__says_culture_minister/ Coventry Telegraph : 5th JuneLetter – Christopher Sidwell | ‘How much does Coventry council value libraries?’http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/how-much-coventry-council-value-9400547SCL : 5th…

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…