Tag: Kensal Rise

Libraries news round-up: 21 May 2018

The Times: 21 May Library offers playbook for communities taking control ‘The experience of volunteers in Kensal Rise has been repeated nationwide’ ‘Around the UK, communities are stepping in to shore up services. Their success depends upon their ability to…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 November 2016

Birmingham Mail : 18 November Libraries in Birmingham will be closed for 9 days for Christmas and New Year 2016 Closure due to inadequate staffing levels as staff take leave over the break http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/libraries-birmingham-closed-9-days-12198161 Glasgow Live : 18 November Glasgow…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2014

CILIP’s Big Day and AGM : 20th SeptemberSieghart warns that libraries are at a “Beeching moment” http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/inspiring-member-achievements-and-important-decisions-cilip-s-big-day-and-agm Boston Target : 20th SeptemberLincs libraries could be saved by not for profit organisationhttp://www.bostontarget.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-saved-profit-organisation/story-22932079-detail/story.htmlPortsmouth News : 19th SeptemberLibrary cuts mark a ‘black day’ for Hampshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th March 2014

BBC News : 10th March Wales | Your council, your money Libraries among the services “bearing the brunt” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26469795 BBC News : 10th March The closure of Rhydfelin library in Rhondda Cynon Taf is causing anger in the village http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26507899 Co-operative News…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th February 2014

HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARIES DAY! DCMS | Press Release : 8th February William Sieghart to chair panel to produce independent report on England’s public library service https://www.gov.uk/government/news/william-sieghart-to-chair-panel-to-produce-independent-report-on-englands-public-library-service THE BOOKSELLER : 8th February Sieghart to chair new library review http://thebookseller.com/node/227992 South Wales…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th February 2014

Liverpool Echo : 6th February Mayor’s warning as libraries facing axe in fresh cuts  … half of its libraries look set to close in the latest round of cutbacks. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-mayors-warning-libraries-facing-6677442 Surrey County Council : 6th February Surrey and East Sussex join forces…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st February 2014

BBC News : 1st February Birmingham Library website ‘cost more than £1m’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-25999701 Local Government Lawyer : 29th January Standards watchdog to review risks from new models of service delivery http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17105%3Astandards-watchdog-to-review-risks-from-new-models-of-service-delivery&catid=59&Itemid=27 BBC News : 1st February Volunteers offer to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 31th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Books on Prescription scheme sees loans rise  More than 100,000 people have made use of the Books on Prescription scheme since it launched in public libraries last summer. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/books-prescription-scheme-sees-loans-rise.html Luton Today : 31st January Article…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Thirty Leicestershire libraries under threat http://www.thebookseller.com/news/thirty-leicestershire-libraries-under-threat.html Yinnon Ezra, Libraries Advisor, has left the DCMS His final Blog for CLOA http://blog.cloa.org.uk/2014/01/07/is-it-that-time-already/ Express & Star : 8th January Wolverhampton library-users’ dismay at plans to cut opening hours…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE Issue 1349 (p.32) Library News | Sunderland THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September Speak Up For Libraries conference in November http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure  “While a child’s stomach has to…