Tag: Kirklees libraries

Library News Round-up: 18 February 2015

PRIVATE EYE | Library News  SCL ‘internships’ (p.29) Issue No. 1386 – Now in newsagentsTHE BOOKSELLER : 18th FebruaryOver half Staffs libraries to be volunteer-run Alan Gibbons quoted http://thebookseller.com/news/over-half-staffs-libraries-be-volunteer-runCoventry Telegraph : 18th FebruaryEvery Coventry library to remain open for another year http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/every-coventry-library-remain-open-8672897Hertfordshire Mercury :…

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: 2 February 2015

Public Libraries News : 1st February Editorial | Should one save all the libraries all the time? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/02/should-one-save-all-the-libraries-all-the-time.html Lincolnshire Echo : 2nd February Save Lincolnshire Libraries stage pop-up library protest in Lincoln http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-stage-pop-library/story-25960827-detail/story.html Stamford Mercury : 2nd February Yellow ribbon protest planned…

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: 15 December 2014

Spiked Online : 15th DecemberThe future of libraries – no books, no knowledgeBut rather than responding to this challenge by remaking the case for public libraries, even in economically uncertain times, this (Carnegie UK) report throws in the towel.  http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-future-of-libraries-no-books-no-knowledge/16354#.VI8_y8lNglASouth Wales Guardian :…

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: 3 November 2014

PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS : 3rd NovemberCoalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiryhttp://publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=450 Public Libraries News : 2nd NovemberEd Vaizey “not minded” to intervene in Sheffieldhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/ed-vaizey-not-minded-to-intervene-in-sheffield.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd NovemberLetter: Shirley Burnham | Tackle low literacy levels by keeping libraries…

Library News Round-up: 29 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th OctoberSupport for campaign tackling ‘time bomb’ of low literacyhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11194637/Support-for-campaign-tackling-time-bomb-of-low-literacy.htmlLocal Government Lawyer : 29th OctoberHaringey Council Tax Benefit consultation unlawful, Supreme Court rules http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20599:haringey-council-tax-benefit-consultation-unlawful-supreme-court-rules-&catid=59&Itemid=27 Telegraph & Argus : 29th OctoberCampaigners welcome promise of full consultation on plans to close libraries…

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: 6 October 2014

The Star : 6th OctoberExtra ‘transition period’ for Sheffield librariesJenny van Tinteren, of the Stannington library group, said: “The council is going to carry on paying the rent and utilities for a month, so we can sort a few things…

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: 6 August 2014

Realwire.com : 6th AugustSix months in, and 80% of UK library services sign up to Access to Researchhttp://www.realwire.com/releases/Six-months-in-and-80-of-UK-library-services-sign-up-to-Access-to-ResearchTHE BOOKSELLER : 6th AugustUser numbers released on Access to Research projecthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/user-numbers-released-access-research-project.htmlMirfield Reporter : 6th AugustNorth Kirklees MPs say there must be a…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 August 2014

Law Gazette : 4th AugustLocalism Act complicates service consultationhttp://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/legal-updates/consulting-on-library-cuts/5042490.articleBatley News : 4th AugustA good deed for Kirklees librariesKirklees Council will not be able to close down Cleckheaton Library due to details written into its deed, a concerned user has claimed.http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/a-good-deed-for-kirklees-libraries-1-6763780Tamworth…