Tag: Kirklees Council

Library News Round-up: 21 July 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire libraries: Council’s plans to cut libraries described as “perverse” http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Council-s-plans-cut/story-27455921-detail/story.html  Market Rasen Mail : 21st JulyLibraries – Council jumping gunhttp://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/libraries-council-jumping-gun-1-6861140 Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire campaigners head to London to seek legal challenge over libraries shake-uphttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-campaigners-head-London-seek-legal/story-27449211-detail/story.html Telegraph & Argus…

Library News Round-up: 30 April 2015

Alan Gibbons Diary : 29th AprilOpen letter to Ed Vaizey- the riddle of the missing librarieshttp://alangibbons.net/2015/04/open-letter-to-ed-vaizey-the-riddle-of-the-missing-libraries/THE BOOKSELLER : 30th AprilPublishers give $250m free e-books for Obama schemehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-give-250m-free-e-books-obama-schemeThe Conversation : 30th AprilBritain’s libraries can’t face any more cuts after this election Sally O’Reilly…

Library News Round-up: 15 April 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1390Library News | Library of Birmingham (p.29)Leon’s Library Blog : 15th AprilExciting operating models!A tweet by Paul Blantern evokes a response from Leonhttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/04/15/exciting-operating-models/ Public Libraries News : 15th AprilGeneral Election 2015 : Statements from Conservatives, Greens, Labour & Lib Dems on…

Library News Round-up: 4 April 2015

Birmingham Mail : 4th AprilLibrary of Birmingham: 158 reasons people would volunteer to keep city landmark open longer http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/library-birmingham-158-reasons-people-8981196 Spenborough Guardian : 4th AprilKirklees | Heckmondwike Library friends group hands petition to councillorhttp://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/library-friends-group-hands-petition-to-councillor-1-7191191Steve Reed : 3rd April A fair deal for Upper Norwood http://www.steve4croydon.co.uk/a-fair-deal-for-upper-norwood/

Library News Round-up: 6 March 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 6th MarchTeenagers these days don’t know how to use libraries A message from a teenager asking how to use a library has gone viral after it was tweeted by her brotherhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/usvsth3m/teenagers-days-dont-know-how-5281406Isle of Wight County Press : 6th MarchFurther…

Library News Round-up: 10 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCelebration and protest marks National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/celebration-and-protest-marks-national-libraries-day THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCardiff’s ‘strong message’ on National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cardiffs-strong-message-national-libraries-day Wales Online : 10th FebruaryCardiff libraries saved as people power wins the day – Plan to axe funding for 7 libraries is…

Library News Round-up: 7 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th FebruaryNumber of library visitors falls by 40 million in four years as austerity measures force closures According to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Partyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/number-of-library-visitors-falls-by-40-million-in-four-years-as-austerity-measures-force-closures-10029860.htmlNationalLibrariesDay.org : 7th FebruaryCathy Cassidy | Libraries belong to usThere is…

Library News Round-up: 31 January 2015

BBC News : 30th January ‘Too many Welsh libraries closing’ warning says ex-National Library for Wales chief http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-31064924 BBC News : 31st January Seven Cardiff libraries under threat in council cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-31058915 Lincolnshire Echo : 31st January Politics: Audit report brought…

Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th JanuaryKirklees Council library service consultation beginshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238 Northern Echo : 20th JanuaryLetter | Please save our libraryAn eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Libraryhttp://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/ News Shopper : 20th JanuaryShould Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to…

Library News Round-up: 17 January 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 18th JanuaryCouncils rely on local ‘street champions’ to pick up litter, prune hedges and grit minor roads as funds run out Communities will be forced to start fending for themselves in ways not seen for generations when cuts…

Library News Round-up: 8 January 2015

PRIVATE EYE –  Issue No: 1383Library News (p.28) – OBE for Staffordshire’s Janine Coxnow in all good newsagentsMorning Star Online : 8th JanuaryWilliam Sieghart’s report on the sad state of England’s public libraries dismays TONY SIMPSON http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-b06b-A-tear-jerking-tractNottingham Post : 8th JanuaryLibraries are a…

Library News Round-up: 2 January 2015

Huddersfield Examiner : 2nd JanuaryKirklees | Public meeting called to save Heckmondwike Libraryhttp://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/public-meeting-called-save-heckmondwike-8368849 Oxford Mail : 2nd JanuaryKennington Library revamp will start new chapterThe group relies on volunteers to help run the library but said they do not stay long enough.  … The…

Library News Round-up: 22 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd DecemberSeven things I’ll miss about the traditional library If they’re going to insist on monetising and modernising libraries, it’ll be the sights, sounds, smells and texts that I miss http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/22/seven-things-miss-traditional-library Book Trust : 22nd DecemberPhilip Ardagh | A…

Library News Round-up: 9 December 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES : 9th DecemberBirmingham council faces Whitehall oversightCited within Sir Bob Kerslake’s report :  the £188m (almost all of it borrowed) spent on new Library of Birmingham – and that it costs £10m p.a. to run compared with £6m…

Library News Round-up: 25 November 2014

The Digital Reader : 24th NovemberAn Incomplete Report on a Flawed Pilot Program Suggests that Library eBook Loans Don’t Drive Saleshttp://the-digital-reader.com/2014/11/24/incomplete-report-flawed-pilot-program-suggests-library-ebook-loans-dont-drive-sales/V3.co.uk : 25th NovemberThree billion people now have internet accessThe potential for public buildings such as libraries and post offices and public internet…

Library News Round-up: 10 November 2014

BBC News : 10th NovemberAt risk libraries ‘to stay open’, says Liverpool mayor Joe Andersonhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-29985668Liverpool Echo: 10th NovemberChildren’s authors celebrate the saving of Liverpool libraries as a ‘great day’ http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/childrens-author-celebrates-great-day-8084165Liverpool Echo : 10th NovemberComment: Liverpool libraries U-turn  – Paddy Shennan asks…

Library News Round-up: 27 October 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES : 27th OctoberUK’s libraries plug IT skills gap in online jobs markethttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4e404242-5ba6-11e4-81ac-00144feab7de.html#axzz3HMCxMy2FTimes Series : 27th OctoberBarnet | Library proposals ‘deeply worrying’http://m.times-series.co.uk/news/11561569.Library_proposals__deeply_worrying_/Huddersfield Examiner : 27th OctoberKirklees Council budget: Have your say on what the council should do with its money It could…

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: 3 September 2014

Sydney Morning Herald : 3rd SeptemberLibraries dumping of books could signal a new dark agehttp://www.smh.com.au/comment/libraries-dumping-of-books-could-signal-a-new-dark-age-20140903-10bspm.html Staffordshire Newsletter : 3rd SeptemberFuture uncertain for Stafford librariesWhen the Newsletter asked Mike Lawrence, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities and Localism, what would happen…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 August 2014

Debating Matters (UK)Motion: There is No Longer a Need for Public Librarieshttp://www.debatingmatters.com/documents/DM_TopicGuidesLibraries20141.pdfHuddersfield Examiner : 26th August80 residents rally to save Skelmanthorpe Library as top councillor speaks of challenges Kirklees Council faces http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/80-residents-rally-save-skelmanthorpe-7667525Portsmouth News : 26th AugustHampshire | ‘Emsworth Library provides excellent value’ –…